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The Empire Theatre, Sunderland

A 2004 the Sunderland Echo article stated ‘The Empire Theatre in High Street West is thought to be haunted by the White Lady, known to frequent the bar area. A staff member says she...

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The Copt Hill Country Inn

A 2004 Sunderland Echo article stated ‘The Copt Hill pub, in Seaham Road, Houghton, was rumoured to have had a resident ghost, thought to be that of a former landlord who hanged himself from...

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Seven Sisters Round Barrow

Seven Sisters is a round barrow approximately 3m in height and 25m in diameter. In 1877 it was excavated by Mr T Robinson and Canon William Greenwell (Born 23 March 1820 – Died 27...

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Sea Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

In 2004 the Sunderland Echo posted the following story concerning haunt like events taking place at a Greggs bakery in Fulwell. The article published on 29 June was entitled ‘The Greggs-orcist’. ‘SPOOKED staff have...

Dancing Bones of Dalton Hill Head

The following story has been published several times. The following account appeared in ‘Notes on the Folk-lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders’ by William Henderson (1879). ‘From the Rev. J. F.

To Counteract Witchcraft

The following account of the story is extracted from‘Legends Superstitions of the County of Durham’ by William Brockie (1886). ‘A case occurred in old Dundas Street, Monkwearmouth, twenty-four years ago, of a child believed to be witched, so that it was shrivelled up to anatomy.

Leddy Lister

The following account of the story is extracted from‘Legends Superstitions of the County of Durham’ by William Brockie (1886). ‘A retired farmers wife at Hedworth, who went by the name of Leddy Lister, was commonly held by the people round about to be a witch.

Bewitched Child, Wearmouth Colliery

The following account of the story is extracted from‘Legends Superstitions of the County of Durham’ by William Brockie (1886). ‘It is far from uncommon, in Sunderland, Shields, Durham, Hartlepool, and other towns and villages, for mothers whose children are not thriving to think them bewitched.

East Denton Hall

East Denton Hall is a Grade I listed building dating from the early 17th century and is the residence of The Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. Built by Anthony Errington in 1622, his family lost the estate after siding with the King during the English Civil War. Eventually it became the property of Edward Montagu and his wife Elizabeth.

Willington Mill

Owned by Unthank and Proctor, Willington Mill (Also known as Kitty’s Mill) was built in 1805 and was one of the first steam powered corn mills in Europe. It is however the adjacent, yet separate Mill House that is of interest to this website as in the 19th century it developed a reputation as being very haunted. The story of the Willington Mill haunting has been retold many times.