Mary Graham Clarke
Commemorated on 2 plaques
Fortfield Terrace Built 1790-94 on Manor Land by Polish architect and speculative builder, Michael Novosielski, who died before its completion. From 24th June to 24th August 1831 Grand Duchess Helena of Russia, Sister-in-Law of the Czar, rented No. 8 for herself and No. 7 for her entourage. Visit commemorated by double-headed eagle, symbol of Imperial Russia, on the central pediment. In 1831 the father of Elizabeth Barrett Browning with his family rented No. 8 for a year.
Fortfield Terrace, Sidmouth, United Kingdom where they stayed (1831-1832)
'Cedar Shade' formerly 'Belle Vue'. From 1833 to 1835 Elizabeth Barrett Browning lived here with her family. She formed a romantic attachment to George Hunter, the Congregational Minister. In 1835 the family removed to Wimpole St. and in 1846 she married the poet Robert Browning.
, Sidmouth, United Kingdom where they lived (1833-1835)