National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Babes in the Wood Memorial


Type Marker

     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.

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Cross Wood None
Base Stone None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
DE329 BL
General condition Don't know
Surface condition
Structural condition
Road None
Precise location In West Wood, 2 miles, approximately, towards Hartland, west of Clovelly
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1902
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Christine Hamlyn of Clovelly
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? Not at risk

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