Category: Civil War Hauntings

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Broughton Hall

The following article by Chris Riches and entitled ‘My £10m mansion is haunted by ghost of boy killed more than 300 years ago’ was published in the Express on 27 April 2015. Phones4U founder...

Ye Olde White Harte, Hull

Ye Olde White Harte on Silver Street is a Grade II listed building with strong links to the English Civil War and a reputation of being haunted. Built around 1550, the building became a public house in the late 18th century. However, it was in this building, in the "plotting parlour" above the back bar, that on 23 April 1642, a fateful decision was made.

Sir Henry Vane the Younger, Shipbourne

Sir Henry Vane (Baptised 26 March 1613 – Died 14 June 1662) was an English politician and one time Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in North America. A Puritan, he had gone to New England in 1635. Returning from America in 1637, he became the Treasurer of the Royal Navy (1639) and was eventually knighted by King Charles I in 1640.

The Chequers Inn, Haversham

The 16th century Chequers Inn is a village pub reputedly haunted by a Roundhead from the English Civil War (1642–1651). The following description of the haunting is extracted from an article in the Kent and Sussex Courier entitled ‘The ghastly ghouls rumoured to haunt our sleepy district’ dating from 31 October 2008.

The Rake Inn, Littleborough

The old Grade II listed coaching house which has been known as The Rake Inn, Hayrake and now The Rake Mediterranean Tapas Restaurant, dates from the very late 17th century and has been a public house since at least 1734, when Abraham Whitehead was the landlord.

The Old Cat, Wordsley

The Old Cat is certainly old and was originally converted from a row of cottages which would have been around at the time of the English Civil War. Cavalier figures from the war have been seen in other parts of Wordsley and it is indeed a Royalist soldier in full attire who has startled staff mainly around the cellar area.

White Lion Inn, Sedgley

The White Lion, or at least parts of it, date back to the English Civil War. One of the reported ghosts here is a Royalist Cavalier in full uniform who has been seen in various parts of the building including on the main staircase. Nearby Dudley Castle was a Royalist stronghold so he may have been associated with the forces who defended the castle against the Parliamentarians.

Bolling Hall Museum

Now a museum, Bolling Hall, parts of which which date from the 14th century, is one of Bradford’s oldest buildings. It would also appear to have a reputation for being haunted and has a famous legend relating to a white lady in what is known as the Ghost Room.