Chapel Farm, St. Leonards
The following extract is taken from Cholesbury-cum-st Leonards Local History Group Newsletter No 17 2013 – 2014, and concerns an article by Anne Batchelor tracing back her Tudor ancestors to Chapel Farm and her good relationship with the family who now own it now.
The extract refers to a letter she received from a J. Devereux Coleborne explaining that he had owned Chapel Farm before the current owners. He mentioned that ‘when restoring the wall in one of the bedrooms, he had found embedded in the wattle and daub an Elizabethan silver sixpence dated 1584. He sent it to me [Anne Batchelor], telling me that it came from the room called ‘The Ghost Room’. It appears that in its early history Chapel Farm was used as a place of recuperation by sick monks from a nearby abbey. It was said that the ghost of a monk who died in that room still haunts it.’