Elliott O’Donnell in his ‘Haunted Churches’ (1939) refers to the following story associated with St Peters Church, Rushton. ‘A church, no longer in existence*, that, according to tradition, was once haunted by at least two ghosts, was St.
Built by Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland (Born 5 September 1641 – Died 28 September 1702) in 1688, the Grade I listed Althorp House and estate is the ancestral home of the Spencer family.
There is a long straight road known as ‘Mile Street’ heading out of the village of Bozeat that joins a Roman Road at a T-junction known to the locals as ‘Dungee Corner’.
In the late 19the century a house in the village of Barby had a reputation of being haunted by a widow who could not rest until her estate and debts were settled in full.
The Worlds End public house in Ecton dates from the 17th century and is said to be haunted by the ghost of barmaid who was killed by her jealous suitor. First mentioned in 1678 when it was then known as the Globe, it was rebuilt in 1765.
The apparition of a lady in black is said to appear near a staircase in the 17th century Talbot Hotel. She is usually seen for a few seconds before vanishing.
This old public house has in the past been reputedly haunted with poltergeist type phenomena, with beer barrels that move. Phantom footsteps have also been heard moving around.
Back in 1892 when the Wig & pen was known as The Black Lion it shared a wall with a butcher’s warehouse. This warehouse was the scene of a murder, when Andrew MacRae killed Annie Pritchard and her infant child. The torso and legs of Annie Pritchard were discovered in an old sack near Althorp Railway Station on 27th August 1892.
The Ship Inn is a 14th century coaching house in picturesque Oundle. It supposed to be haunted by the ghost of a former landlord who committed suicide by jumping out of an upper story bedroom window, breaking his neck. His ghost has been encountered by several subsequent licensees and visitors to the Ship Inn alike.
Poltergeist activity experienced within the pub has been explained as the ghost of Harry Franklin, a former manager who committed suicide in gruesome circumstances.