Country and County: Dorset


The Town Bridge, Christchurch

Town Bridge is another location in Christchurch that a Dorset Echo article entitled ‘Haunted Hotspots’ (10/12/2002), suggested a ghost had been spotted at. This bridge is thought to date from the 15th century and...


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,...


Priory House, Christchurch

Priory House is a Grade II listed property dating from 1763. It is associated with the merchant, amateur naturalist and director of the Bank of England, Gustavus Brander (Born 1720 – Died 21 January...


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.