Country and County: Dorset


Christchurch Priory, Christchurch

Larger than some cathedrals, the Grade I listed Christchurch Priory dates back to the 11th Century and is attributed to Ranulf Flambard (Born circa 1060 – Died 5 September 1128), then Dean of Twynham,...


Lighthouse, Poole

The Lighthouse arts centre in Poole which opened in April 1978 has a reputation of being haunted. In a Bournemouth Daily Echo article by Nick Findley entitled ‘The ghostly encounters staff have had at...


The Red House Museum, Christchurch

Red House Museum and Gardens can be found on Quay Street occupying a building which was originally constructed as a workhouse. The parish workhouse dates from 1764 and could initially accommodate 150 people. It...

Leper’s Well, Lyme Regis

Situated on hill leading down into the town of Lyme Regis, the Leper’s Well stands on the site of the Chapel of St. Mary and the Holy Spirit. There is a worn inscription above the well telling that a hospital stood on the spot 700 years ago, presumably connected with the alleged curative properties of the well.


Spirit of Portland: Revelations of a Sacred Isle by Gary Biltcliffe

Intrigued by The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons? Gary Biltcliffe has been studying the Isle of Portland in Dorset for many years and reveals some ground-breaking discoveries in this book, including a secret Masonic code found in Portland’s churches left as clues by 19th-century Freemasons.


Paranormal Purbeck: A Study of the Unexplained by David Leadbetter

Ghosts, moving objects, displacements in time, near death experiences, synchronicities, out-of-body experiences – these things are happening all the time. A new book just published by Roving Press entitled Paranormal Purbeck: A Study of the Unexplained features nearly 70 locations in Purbeck, Dorset, with first-hand, matter-of-fact accounts from more than 100 people.

John Daniel’s Apparition, Beaminster

The following 18th century experience which concerns Beaminster School and the Grade I listed 15th century St Mary’s Church, appeared in the Gentleman’s Magazine (1774) and reprinted in John Ingram’s ‘The Haunted Homes and Family Traditions of Great Britain’ (1897). It is an interesting case and if the Gentlemans Magazine is to be believed a very singular story that comes well authenticated.


Haunted Weymouth by Alex Woodward

Welcome to Weymouth, location for the London 2012 Olympic sailing competitions and home to it’s fair share of ghosts and paranormal activity – which I think should add to the attraction! Alex Woodward has written the latest book in the Haunted series published by The History Press, Haunted Weymouth, which takes us on another spine-chilling journey around the town and local area.