Babes in the Wood Memorial
The wooden cross was erected in 1902, by Christine Hamlyn the owner of the Clovelly Estate, over the reputed spot where their bodies had been found.
A present resident of Clovelly is said to be investigating the possiblity that the children were murdered.
In 1862 two girls, Ellen and Elizabeth Lee, aged 2 and 11, disappeared from the village of Clovelly. After a three week search their bodies were found in West Wood, only half-a-mile from their home.
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PMSA recording information
|General condition||Don't know|
|Precise location||In West Wood, 2 miles, approximately, towards Hartland, west of Clovelly|
Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.
|Date of design||None|
|Year of unveiling||1902|
|Commissioned by||Christine Hamlyn of Clovelly|
|Duty of care||None|
|Listing status||Don't know|
|At risk?||Not at risk|