Country and County: West Sussex

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Miller’s Tomb

John Oliver built his tomb, known as the ‘Miller’s Tomb’, at Highdown Hill while he was still alive. It is said that he wanted to be buried in it upside down so as to...

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Cissbury Ring Tunnel Legend

According to an article in the Worthing Herald dated 27th October 2016, a ‘legend surrounds a tunnel while supposedly led from the (now-demolished) medieval Offington Hall to the Iron Age hill fort at Cissbury...

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Tillington Headless Horse & Pig

According to ‘Some West Sussex Superstitions Lingering in 1868’ by Mrs Latham, “We have amongst us ghosts even of the brute creation; a headless horse tears madly up and down a lane in Tillington,...

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Rottingdean Smugglers Tunnel

According to ‘Some West Sussex Superstitions Lingering in 1868’, by Mrs Latham ‘It is likely that the present disposition to believe in ghost stories is in a great measure traditionally from the last generation,...

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Frock Coated Small Figure

According to ‘Some West Sussex Superstitions Lingering in 1868’ by Mrs Latham, ‘A ghost, “not three feet in height, and dressed in a round frock and brown gaiters,” has been seen repeatedly by the...

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Cobden Road, Worthing (1931)

‘One family, who had recently moved into their new home in Worthing’s Cobden Road in 1931, were terrified by figures of monks, slamming doors and heavy footsteps. Evidence seemed to suggest that the house...

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St Mary’s Church, Broadwater

‘Be careful if you have any plans to go for your evening jog around the churchyard in Broadwater – legend says that if you run around the oldest tomb in the yard, the devil...