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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. Read More »

The Chequers, Sevenoaks

The Chequers is a Grade II listed building that was originally a 16th century coaching Inn. An area just outside the pub was used for public executions and some gallows stood here. According to tradition, The Chequers is haunted by the mother of an executed criminal. Read More »

Chartwell

Chartwell was bought in 1922 by Sir Winston Churchill (Born 30 November 1874 – Died 24 January 1965) and his wife Clementine (née Hozier, Born 1 April 1885 – Died 12 December 1977). Chartwell was their principal adult home and was presented to the National Trust following the death of Sir Winston in 1965. Read More »

Skendleby by Nick Brown

Skendleby by Nick Brown

In the rolling Cheshire countryside surrounding Alderley, scarred by the mansions of celebs and footballers, something buried for millenia is stirring. But something equally ancient keeps watch. Read More »

RAF West Malling

Kings Mill was built upon the site of RAF West Malling, which was formed in 1940 when Maidstone Airport was requisitioned by the military. West Malling was assigned to Fighter Command, C Sector. Following WWII it continued as an RAF base and then was used by the US Navy Air Force. It closed as a military air base in 1969 and as an airfield in the1980’s. Read More »

Old Soar Manor

Old Soar Manor is a Grade I listed building dating from the 13th century and orginally belonging to the Culpepper family. There is a ghost story associated with Old Soar Manor, from the18th century when it was owned by the Geary family. Read More »

London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill Airport was formerly (and a small remains) RAF Biggin Hill, one of the best known World War II Air Stations from the Battle of Britain. Squadrons based here included 32 Squadron, 79 Squadron and 601 (County of London) Auxiliary Squadron. Read More »

St Mary's Church, Kemsing

The Church of Saint Mary The Virgin in Kemsing is a Grade II listed building and it is thought that some of the stones in the south wall date from 1060. There is a tradition that the church is haunted by a knight. Read More »

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. Read More »

A21– A25 Junction

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 A21 hosts another unquiet spirit. Read More »

A21– Gracious Lane

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. ‘If you're in the mood for a thrill, you could take your life in your hands and drive down the A21. Read More »

Combe Bank

Combe Bank School was founded in 1924, but the Grade I listed Palladian style mansion it occupies dates from 1720 and was built for John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll (Born1693 – Died 9 November 1770). Read More »

Tatton Park Gate

In ‘The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 (1900)’, Augustus J. C. Hare mentions the following ghost story concerning Dick Turpin and a gate of Tatton Park. ‘Dec. 4._--Yesterday we went to church at Rostherne. Going through the park gates, Mrs. Read More »

Rostherne Mere

Rostherne Mere which sits to the north of Tatton Park has a Mermaid story attached to it. In ‘The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 (1900)’, Augustus J. C. Read More »

Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse is a Grade I listed building and with somewhere between 300 and 365 rooms, five miles of corridors and 250,000 square feet of floor space, it is one of the largest houses in the United Kingdom. Read More »

Old Faithful Inn

The following story entitled 'Ghost Stories Give Old Faithful Inn A Haunting Reputation' was published in the Deseret News (4 July 1991).

Her white wedding dress rippled ever so gently as she drifted across the crow's nest high in the upper reaches of the Old Faithful Inn. Read More »

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle is home to David Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland, Marquess of Granby. It has been the seat of the Dukes of Rutland for three hundred years and the home of the Manners family over for over five hundred. In ‘The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6’ (1900), Augustus J. C. Hare gives the following story of a haunt like experience at Belvoir. Read More »

St Oswald's (Old) Church, Fulford

Now a private residence, St Oswald's (Old) Church, dates from 1150 and its nave, and west tower, were originally from St Mary's Abbey. William Camidge related the following story. Read More »

Headless Man, Frodingham

Between Frodingham and Foston a headless man haunts the road, but he has only been seen once. — [Folk-Lore of East Yorkshire' by John Nicholson (1890)]

Headless Horseman, Atwick

Between Atwick and Skipsea there races along-occasionally the headless man mounted on a swift horse. - [Folk-Lore of East Yorkshire' by John Nicholson (1890)]

Halliwell Boggle

Between Atwick and Bewholme, at the foot of the hill on which Atwick church stands, there is a spring and pool of water overhung by willows haunted by the Halliwell Boggle. A boggle is an imaginary hobgoblin, without any special form, causing fear and terror. — [Folk-Lore of East Yorkshire' by John Nicholson (1890)]

Willie Sled's Dog

'The boggle infesting Brigham Lane end, where four roads meet, is a white dog known as Willie Sled's dog. Willie Sled used to attend to those who came to the Brigham sand-pit ; and as nearly every pit in the Riding has its goblin, this one is named after him.' — 'Folk-Lore of East Yorkshire' by John Nicholson (1890). Read More »

Screaming Skull of Lund

I cannot find any details about this story apart from the following reference Folk-Lore of East Yorkshire' by John Nicholson (1890). 'There is a similar tradition (to that of Burton Agnes Hall) respecting the Manor House at Lund, where the skull has been walled u Read More »

St John's Well, Harpham

The well of St John of Beverley can be found beside the road on the east side of Harpham. St John (died 7 May 721) was born in Beverley and on his feast day (7th May) it is decorated and a procession of the choir and congregation of Beverley Minster make their way to it from the church in Harpham. Read More »

St. Peter's and St. Helen's Wells, Barmby-on-the-Marsh

In her ‘County Folk-Lore Volume VI - Examples of Printed Folk-Lore Concerning The East Riding of Yorkshire (1911)’, Eliza Glutch refers to the following two references for the healing wells of Barmby-on-the-Marsh. Read More »



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