Category: Hauntings

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John Whitfield A6 Ghost

It has been suggested that the ghost of John Whitfield, a highwayman hung in chains by Barrock Fell can be heard crying for help. In his book ‘Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland’ (1899), Daniel Scott...

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Tillington Headless Horse & Pig

According to ‘Some West Sussex Superstitions Lingering in 1868’ by Mrs Latham, “We have amongst us ghosts even of the brute creation; a headless horse tears madly up and down a lane in Tillington,...

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A39 Highwayman

Reputedly the ghost of a highway man named Thomas Pocock haunts the A39 around Ashcott. According to Laura Linham in her article published in Somerset Live [6 October 2017]. ‘If you live in Ashcott,...

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South Tawton Ghost Cow

According to Sarah Hewett in her ‘Nummits and Crummits’ published in (1900), ‘AT a hamlet near the parish of South Tawton, a small town on the borders of Dartmoor, there is an interesting story...

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Mill Road, Cambridge

The following Cambridgeshire News story by Nicola Gwyer was published 4 October 2019. There has been a report of a “quite annoying” ghost spotted on Mill Road. The spooky spirit was spotted just outside...

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Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

The current Lyceum Theatre building in Crewe dates back to 1911 though the theatre has been on the site since 1876, when it originally opened in a converted Roman Catholic Church which had been...

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Nocton Hall

Nocton Hall was built during the reign of Henry VIII on the grounds of a priory which was dissolved during the dissolution of the monasteries. It burned down and was rebuilt in 1841 by...

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Thornton Abbey

Not much remains of Thornton Abbey, once one of the largest monastic structures in the British Isles, but what does remain looks formidable and imposing. A few crumbling stone walls remain, but the largest...

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The Strugglers Inn

The Strugglers Inn stands in the shadow of Lincoln Castle in the city’s Bailgate area. The pub’s name and sign both give clues as to the grisly history of the place – the pub...

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Smethwick Baths

A 1930s art deco swimming pool is not the first place you think of when people mention the most haunted places in the country. So why is this 85-year-old building bursting at the seams...