According to Elliott O’Donnell in his Haunted Churches (1939), a ‘ghost used to haunt a house in Sanvey Gate and also the immediate vicinity of St. Margaret’s church, but of this I have no...
Country and County: Leicestershire
The ruins of Grace Dieu Priory have a reputation of being haunted. The Priory was founded between 1235 and 1241 for Augustinian nuns by Rose de Verdon and was closed during the Dissolution in October 1538.
Acording to an article entitled ‘Leicestershire’s Most Haunted’ which was published on the BBC website on 31 October 2006. ‘Any true Leicestershire man or woman worth their salt will know about the legend of Lady Jane Grey. But did you know, some people still believe she’s still around in the county?
A Phantom Black Dog known as Black Shug is said to haunt Holwell Mouth wood at either dusk or dawn.
The well at Holwell Mouth is the source of the River Smite and described as being a chalybeate spring. It is said that the well was visited for its medicinal waters and there used to be a stone table and seats for the visitors to use. In 1403 the vicarage was granted land called Well Dole and there are records of a Dole building receiving 10 shillings a year in 1790 for its upkeep.
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.