Connaught Gardens

place and gardens

Aged unknown

Commemorated on 2 plaques

Nick Harrison on Flickr
Nick Harrison on Flickr

Connaught Gardens Originally gardens of Cliff Cottage c. 1820. Birthplace in 1834 of Constance Emily Kent, who aged 16 was imprisoned for 20 years for murder of baby stepbrother in revenge for father's marriage to governess. On release she emigrated to Melbourne, becoming famous for her nursing work and a celebrated centenarian. The house, much altered, renamed "Sea View" and near derelict by 1930 was purchased by Sidmouth U.D.C. for £3,500 and demolished.

Peak Hill Road, Sidmouth, United Kingdom where it sited

These Grounds formerly known as Sea View were renamed The Connaught Gardens and dedicated to the use of the public forever by Field Marshal His Highness The Duke of Connaught. K.G. on the 3rd day of November 1934

Peak Hill Road, Sidmouth, United Kingdom where it sited