Date: 27 Dec 1902
Place: Botloes Green, Newent
The body of a 10 day old child was found in a well.
A woman had gone to the well for water and saw something therein. She said she thought it was her cat and asked a man to pull it out and found that it was the body of a dead female child.
The coroner found that the child had breathed and was about 10 days old and had died from neglect and want of care at birth.
see Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 27 December 1902