Exmouth man's final wish is granted with home burial

AN Exmouth man's final wish was met last week when he was buried in his back garden – close to where his sister was laid to rest at the end of 2007.

AN Exmouth man's final wish was met last week when he was buried in his back garden - close to where his sister was laid to rest at the end of 2007.

Batchelor Henry Clatworthy, who died last week at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, was buried on land at the back of his detached home at St John's Road.

In December 2007 his sister, Zoe, was buried in a small field at the rear of her bungalow, several doors away.

The pair had lived the lives of virtual recluses and let their properties go into disrepair.

Over the years the brother and sister had become embroiled in neighbourhood disputes over the state of their land and properties, which were littered with rubbish and wrecks of old cars.

Miss Clatworthy was believed to have been the first person in Exmouth to have been buried in her garden.