Watching for Bodysnatchers
  1. Church »

Watching for Bodysnatchers

This is the watchhouse to catch the Wanstead bodysnatchers.


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.

Location: St Marys Church, Wanstead