A list of Haunted places, Castles, Hall's and other places known to have ghosts, with a short story about the ghost. Haunted Places - Burton Agnes Hall to Comlongon Castle
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Haunted Places

Haunted Places

Haunted Places

A list of Haunted places, Castles, Hall's and other places known to have ghosts, with a short story about the ghost.

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Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall

Location: nr Bridlington, Humberside
Origin: early 17th Century

Background: This house was built by Sir Henry Griffith 1598 - 1610 and is known as a Yorkshire treasure house that has never been bought or sold. Sir Henry had three daughters, this is the youngest daughter Anne's story.

Story: I loved this house. I watched every day as it was built. My two sisters and I were going to live here and I wanted to make sure it was perfect for us. Even when it was finished I added little touches to make it feel like home.

Then one night when I was on my way home after visiting friends, I came across two beggars. As I was opening my purse they saw my ring and demanded that I give it to them. I refused. One of the men hit me over the head with a club and knocked me unconscious. I was found and carried back to the house. I died from my injuries five days later but my dying wish to my sisters was that my skull should remain in the house forever. If not, then nobody would be able to live in peace in my house.

They did not take me seriously and had my complete remains buried. That made me angry and I would not let them rest. I drove them mad with my banging and crashing. In the end they had my body exhumed and placed my skull in the house.

Twice since then people have tried to get rid of my skull. On both occasions I have made their lives a misery and they have returned me to my rightful place. My skull is still in the house but nobody knows where. If people know what's good for them they won't try to find it.

Added: 04/04/2004

Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising Castle

Location: Norfolk
Origin: 1358

Background: This castle was one of many homes of Queen Isabella of France, known as the she-wolf of France. She married Edward ll in 1308, but soon found he preferred the company of men. She became the mistress of Roger Mortimer and in 1326 they took the throne from Edward ll. They imprisoned him in Berkeley Castle and in 1327 had him murdered. They enjoyed a brief period in power but Isabella's son, Edward lll, took control in 1330 and had Mortimer executed. This is Isabella's story.

Story: Edward deserved his fate and I feel no remorse. I tried to make our marriage work but it wasn't to be. I hated the men he chose as his favourites; especially the Le Despensers - father and son. I sailed to France in 1325 to settle a dispute and I told Edward I would not return to England unless he removed the Le Despensers from court, but he did not do this. I wanted to be with Roger Mortimer, the man I loved, so we seized power and I made Edward and the Le Despensers suffer.

My son had Roger killed but still loved me enough to let me live. Some people think he had me imprisoned in this place, but I could come and go as I pleased. But what is life without power or love? People say I went mad during the last few years of my life and maybe I did. If you visit you won't see me but listen out for my screams!

Added: 04/04/2004

Chingle Hall

Chingle Hall

Many believe Chingle Hall at Goosnargh to be the most haunted house in England.

Built by Adam de Singleton in 1260, it has passed through various families including the Singletons and Walls.

Father John Wall, born in the Hall in the 17th century, was hanged for heresy in Worcester in 1679. His head was taken to France but is believed to have eventualy been brought back and buried at the Hall.

It is said that if it is ever found then the hauntings will stop. Visitors have reported noises, apparitions and objects being moved. The most haunted room is the bedroom of Eleanor Singleton who was murdered at the hall.

Added: 04/04/2004

Clandon House

Clandon House

Location: West Clandon, Surrey
Origin: 18th Century

Background: The present mansion dates from 1730. The gardens, designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown, have not changed since they were laid out in 1770. The house was built by the Venetian architect, Giacomo Leoni, for the 2nd Lord Onslow. This is his wife's story.

Story: It was to be our home. A lovely place where my husband and I could be happy. My husband got his fortune from me but that did not change things between us. We were together and that is all that mattered. I was so looking forward to the completion of the house. Giacomo Leoni was such a talented architect.

Alas, it wasn't meant to be. I died before the house was completed. Although I never got to live in it with my husband, I still visit occasionally. I am the lady in the cream satin dress.

Added: 04/04/2004

Comlongon Castle

Comlongon Castle

On the 25th September 1570 it was recorded that the Lady Marion Carruthers "did willfully take her own life by leaping from the lookout tower of Comlongon Castle" where she was being held captive and did "break her head and bones". Subsequently it was noticed that no grass would grow on the spot where she fell and an apparition of a young lady was often seen in and around the castle usually crying.

Added: 04/04/2004

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