SD7719 : The Ellen Strange Cairn

taken 31 years ago, near to Stubbins, Lancashire, Great Britain

The Ellen Strange Cairn
The Ellen Strange Cairn
This grid square is mostly open moorland, with the odd farm, but it is broken up by the Ellen Strange cairn and monument. The cairn reputedly marks the site where Ellen Strange was murdered by her husband (or lover in some reports) in about 1750. The stone was added in 1978.

A site visitor adds this information found in local history archive -
Ellen Strange lived with her parents at Ash Farm near Edgworth. The year was 1842 and Ellen had formed a friendship with a travelling pedlar. One day the couple visited nearby Hasligden fair and were seen to leave together. After calling at the White Lion Hotel in Helmshore they disappeared Ellen apparently meeting her death at a spot about 200 yards west of SD7719 : Robin Hood's Well The pedlar was later found and committed for trial at Lancaster Court and on being sentenced he confessed his guilt. The Cairn is approximately 8 feet in diameter and 5 feet high with the custom being for anyone passing to add another stone
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Date Taken
1988   (more nearby)
Monday, 28 November, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 775 192 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.1273N 2:20.5212W
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