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Albert Pierrepoint (1905–1992) was the most prolific British hangman of the twentieth century, executing 435 men and women between 1932 and 1955. This table records the locations of each of the executions he participated in, the numbers in brackets being the number of executions he was Assistant Executioner at (often assisting his uncle, Thomas Pierrepoint), the other numbers are those in which he officiated as Chief Executioner.

Apart from within the United Kingdom, Pierrepoint also conducted executions in the Republic of Ireland, at Dublin's Mountjoy Prison; for the British colonial authorities in Gibraltar and in the Suez Canal Zone, Egypt; at Graz-Karlau Prison in Austria; and most famously in the British occupation zone of Germany, at Hamelin, where he executed over 200 Nazi war criminals.

"The fruit of my experience has this bitter aftertaste...Capital punishment, in my view, achieved nothing except revenge." Albert Pierrepoint, 1974.

The executions conducted by Albert Pierrepoint
(as Chief Executioner, in brackets as Assistant Executioner)
Location Years 1932 to 1955 Total
32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55
Bedford - - - (1) - - - - (1) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Crumlin Road, Belfast - (1) - - - - - - - - (1) - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Winson Green, Birmingham - (2) - - (1) - - - (2) - - - - - - - - 1 1 2 2 - - 1 12
Bristol - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - 2 - 1 2 - - 6
Cardiff - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - 2 - - - 3
Durham - - - - (1) - - - (3) - (1) - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - 6
Saughton, Edinburgh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - 2 - 3
Exeter - - - - - (1) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Barlinnie, Glasgow - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - 2 1 - - 5
Gloucester - - - - - - - (1) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Hull - - (1) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Armley, Leeds - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - 1
Leicester - - - - - - - - - (1) - - (2) - - - - - - - - 1 - - 4
Lincoln - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - 1 1 - 1 1 5
Walton, Liverpool - (1) - - - - (1) - - - - - - - 3 - 1 1 1 - 2 1 1 2 14
Holloway, London - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 2
Pentonville, London - - - - - - - - (3) 1 2 1 4 9 4 3 1 3 2 1 5 2 2 - 43
Wandsworth, London - - (2) - - - (1) (1) - 2
(2)
8 6 1 5 8 2 - 3 1 3 2 3 3 1 54
Strangeways, Manchester - - - - - (1) (1) - - - - - - - - 1 - 1 2 3 2 2 1 - 14
Norwich - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - 1 2 - - - - 4
Oxford - - - - - - - - - - (1) - - - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 3
Perth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - 1
Shepton Mallet - - - - - - - - - - - (2) (2) (3) - - - - - - - - - - 7
Shrewsbury - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 2 - 1 - 4
Swansea - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 1 - - - 1 - 4
Winchester - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 2 1 - - - - 4
Mountjoy, Dublin (1) - - - - (1) - (1) - (3) - (2) (1) 1 - 1 1 - - - - - 1 - 13
Gibraltar - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Suez Canal Zone, Egypt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - 1 - - - 4
Hamelin, Germany - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 54 69 55 11 - - - - - - 202
Karlau, Graz, Austria - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8 - - - - - - - - - 8
Location 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 Total
Source: Fielding, Steve, Pierrepoint: A Family of Executioners, 2008, ISBN 978-1-84454-611-4, pp.285-303.
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