St Peter’s, Rushton

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.

Althorp

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.

Widow Webb of Barby

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.

Wig & Pen, Northampton

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, Oundle

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.