Watching for Bodysnatchers


Watching for Bodysnatchers

This is the watchhouse to catch the Wanstead bodysnatchers.

Location: St Marys Church, Wanstead

Description: This small shelter was built in 1813 to mark the grave of the sculptor Joseph Wilton (1722-1803), but later, in the 1830s it provided shelter for the guard employed to keep watch for bodysnatchers.

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Watching for Bodysnatchers

This is the watchhouse to catch the Wanstead bodysnatchers.

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