The church of St Martin dates from the 13th century. The following account of a phantom bird associated with the building was published in ‘Haunted Churches’ (1939) by Elliott O’Donnell (27 February 1872 – 8 May 1965). ‘ONE of the most remarkable cases of haunting in a church occurred at West Drayton, near Uxbridge, in the middle of the eighteenth century.
Specific Location: Uxbridge
Osterley Park House, which is reputedly haunted by a white lady, started as an Elizabethan mansion dating from the 1570’s, built as a country retreat by Sir Thomas Gresham (born 1519 – died 21 November 1579).