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Haunted Places in Essex

Haunted Places in Essex

| On 15, Mar 2017

 

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Haunted Hotels in Essex

The Red Lion Hotel, Colchester

The 15th century Grade I listed Red Lion Hotel situated along Colchester’s High Street is probably the most infamous hotel in the town.

It’s said to be haunted by not one but three ghosts!

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The Mistley Thorn Hotel Mistley Essex

The Mistley Thorn Hotel, Mistley

Mistley Thorn Hotel which is located along the High Street in Mistley is said to be haunted.

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The Cross Keys Hotel

The Cross Keys Hotel, Saffron Walden

The 15th century timber-framed Cross Keys Hotel on the corner of King Street and High Street in Saffron Walden is said to be haunted by a Cromwellian soldier.

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Haunted Places in Essex

Basildon

Those who know a thing or two about the Black Shuck legend naturally associate it with the countryside and coastlines of Norfolk and Suffolk…

But surprisingly there’s also been a couple of phantom black dog encounters in of all places Basildon!

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Borley Rectory, Borley

Borley Rectory was said to be the most haunted house in England.

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Walter Linnett’s Cottage, Bradwell-on-Sea

Walter Linnett Cottage is said to be haunted.

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Braintree

There have been quite a few ghostly sightings along the highways and byways of Braintree.

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The King’s Head, Braintree

Locals at the King’s Head in Bradford Street have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a man in dark grey watching them as they drink.

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Horse And Groom Pub, Braintree

The Horse and Groom, Braintree

The Horse and Groom in Rayne Road is said to be haunted.

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Brentwood

During the 1950s and 60s a lot of the pubs in Brentwood were reporting poltergeist activity taking place within their walls.

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The Fountain Head, Brentwood

In 1969 the Fountain Head in Ingrave Road reported poltergeist activity happening within its walls.

Bottles of beer would explode on their own accord and furniture would be moved around by an unknown presence.

 

The Golden Fleece Inn, Brentwood

Terrified witnesses reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a monk at the Golden Fleece Inn on the London Road.

He would often appear as a reflection in one of the pub’s mirrors!

 

The New World Inn, Brentwood

The previous landlady at the New World Inn, Mrs de Rougemont, is said to haunt Room 14 in the pub…

It’s said that on some nights you can hear a phantom party taking place somewhere in the pub!

 

The Swan, Brentwood

The Swan in Brentwood High Street is said to be haunted by the ghost of a 19 year old lad called William Hunter.

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The White Hart, Brentwood

The White Hart situated along Brentwood High Street is said to be haunted by a mischievous ghost…

You see, it likes to hid objects and frighten people by tapping them on the shoulder!

 
The Anchor Inn, Canewdon

The Anchor Inn, Canewdon

The Anchor Inn is said to be haunted but not by the ghosts of witches which Canewdon is infamous for.

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Canvey Island

On mostly moonlit nights many shocked fisherman have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a tall burly Viking standing on the mudflats at Canvey Point.

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The Old Lifeboat House, Clacton

Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea has quite a few haunted places.

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Treasure Holt, Clacton-on-Sea

A common spectral sight at the old inn is that of a lady in a long crinoline dress that silently glides through the lounge and simple vanishes into thin air.

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Coggeshall

There are three old buildings in Coggeshall with a spooky tale to tell.

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Cressing Temple Barn

Cressing Temple, Cressing

In 1986, one of the members of staff at Cressing Temple witnessed a ghostly apparition of a bloodied Roman soldier in one of the fields next to the ancient barns.

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Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, UK

Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury

If you remember, during the Most Haunted investigation at Coalhouse Fort, the main paranormal action took place in the tunnels below the perimeter wall.

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Epping Forest, Epping

Epping Forest has loads of ghostly tales to tell.

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14th Century House, Fobbing

Fobbing

There’s two houses in Fobbing which are reputed to be haunted.

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14th Century House, Fobbing

Fisher’s Farm, Fobbing

Fisher’s Farm is reputed to be haunted.

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The White Horse Pub, Great Baddow, Essex, UK

The White Horse, Great Baddow

The White Horse pub which is close to St Mary’s church is said to be haunted by two ghosts.

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Great Leighs Church

Scrapfaggot Green, Great Leighs

Scrapfaggot is said to be an old Essex word for a witch or a hag.

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St Annes Castle Inn

St Annes Castle Inn, Great Leighs

Poltergeist activity has been reported regularly at St Anne’s Castle.

 


AMBERLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!

The castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Emily who committed suicide at the castle.

Her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses in and around the Herstmonceux room!

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The Beehive Pub, Great Waltham

The Beehive, Great Waltham

The pub is believed to have a poltergeist.

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The Rose and Crown Pub, Great Waltham

The Rose and Crown, Great Waltham

In the 1980s, builders at the Rose and Crown reported poltergeist activity.

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Hadleigh Castle

Hadleigh Castle, Hadleigh

There have been myths and stories over the centuries suggesting that Hadleigh Castle is haunted by a demented woman.

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Harwich Redoubt Fort

Harwich Redoubt Fort, Harwich

One of the most common apparitions to be witnessed by visitors to Harwich Redoubt Fort is that of a headless soldier.

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St Andrew's Church, Hatfield Peverel

Hatfield Peverel

Hatfield Peverel has a couple of interesting legends.

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The William Boosey, Hatfield Peverel

The William Boosey is said to be haunted.

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Hockley Railway Station, Hockley

Hockley railway station is said to be haunted by the ghost of a teenage girl.

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Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone

It’s said that there’s a couple of famous ghosts which haunt Ingatestone Hall.

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Ingatestone Railway Station, Ingatestone

There must be something about the railway line at Ingatestone because there’s a couple of strange ghostly tales associated with it.

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The Star Inn, Ingatestone

The Star Inn which is situated along the High Street in Ingatestone has a couple of paranormal tales associated with it.

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The Secret Nuclear Bunker Bungalow

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch

Several ghostly apparitions have been seen regularly deep underground within the concrete walls of the bunker.

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Little Baddow

Little Baddow is said to be haunted by two ghostly women.

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Beeleigh Abbey, Maldon

Poltergeist activity has also been reported at Beeleigh.

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King's Head Centre, Maldon

The King’s Head Centre, Maldon

This building used to be the King’s Head pub and it has a few ghostly tales to tell.

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Moot Hall, Maldon

Moot Hall, Maldon

A ghostly apparition of a figure has even been seen walking across the exercise yard.

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Old Railway Station, Maldon

The Old Railway Station, Maldon

Before the Maldon line was closed a ghostly apparition of a white lady was often seen on Platform 2 making an eerie groaning noise.

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The Strood, Mersea Island, Essex

Mersea Island

An apparition of a Roman centurion has been regularly seen crossing The Strood by frightened locals.

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Marlborough Head, Rochford

The Marlborough Head Inn, Rochford

Ghostly goings on have been reported at the Marlborough Head Inn.

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Rochford Hall

Rochford Hall, Rochford

Rochford Hall is said to be haunted by a famous ghost.

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Rochford Maternity Hospital, Rochford

The old hospital was said to have a residential ghost.

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The Old Sun Inn, Saffron Walden, Essex

Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden has many haunted buildings.

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The Maltings, Saffron Walden, Essex

The Maltings, Saffron Walden

The Maltings is reputed to be haunted.

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RAF Little Walden, Saffron Walden

There’s a couple of ghostly tales associated with this old airfield.

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The Grand Hall, Mountfitchet Castle

Stansted Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted Mountfitchet

The family who own the castle have been putting up with poltergeist activity for many decades.

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The Bear Inn, Stock

The Bear Inn, Stock

The four hundred year old Bear Inn is said to be haunted by a guy called Charlie, nicknamed the Spider.

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St Oysth Priory Essex

St Osyth Priory, St Osyth

It’s been said that the ghost of St Osyth herself has been seen walking through the Priory grounds carrying her severed head in her hands.

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The Old Alms House Cottages in Thaxted

Thaxted

There’s a few ghost stories from Thaxted.

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John Webb’s Mill, Thaxted

Lowes Mill (John Webb’s Mill), Thaxted

Lowes Mill is reputed to be haunted.

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Shrieking Boy Wood, Thundersley

Shrieking Boy Wood is reputed to be haunted.

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The War Memorial at Thorpe-le-Soken

Thorpe-le-Soken

There’s a few ghost stories from Thorpe-le-Soken.

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The Bell Inn, Thorpe-le-Soken

The Bell Inn, Thorpe-le-Soken

The Bell Inn is reputed to be haunted.

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Gun at Tilbury Fort

Tilbury Fort, Tilbury

It’s said that a shadowy ghostly figure seen at the fort is that of Queen Elizabeth I.

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The Worlds End Pub at Tilbury

The Worlds End Pub, Tilbury

The Worlds End pub is said to be haunted by a ghostly highwayman.

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Tilty Abbey Ruins

Tilty Abbey, Tilty

Tilty Abbey is said to be haunted by the ghost of a headless monk.

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Naze Tower

The Naze Tower, Walton-on-the-Naze

During the Second World War a ghostly incident took place at the tower.

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Walton Pier

Walton Pier, Walton-on-the-Naze

The pier is said to be haunted by a phantom fisherman.

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The White Hart

The White Hart, West Mersea

There’s an old 13th century pub in West Mersea near the Church of St Peter and St Paul called the White Hart.

Well… it’s haunted!

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Spring Lodge, Witham

Frightened members of staff have often seen the top half of a dark ghostly figure resembling a monk floating along the centre’s hallways.

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Town Hall, Witham

Witham Town Hall, Witham

The Town Hall is rumoured to be haunted.

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Haunted Churches in Essex

St Peter’s Church , Alresford

St Peter’s Church, Alresford

Paranormal teams like to visit the ruins and it’s said that they‘ve picked up evidence of spirits here.

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Holy Cross Church, Basildon

Holy Cross Church, Basildon

One of the more famous Basildon ghost story is that of the red monk of the Holy Cross Church.

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Borley Church, Borley, Essex, England

Borley Church, Borley

Borley Church is reputed to be haunted.

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St Margaret’s Church, Bowers Gifford

There’s was a paranormal event which happened in Bowers Gifford’s St Margaret’s Church which shocked the local parishioners.

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St Peter-on-the-Wall

The Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall, Bradwell-on-Sea

It’s said that the chapel is haunted.

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St Nicholas Church, Canewdon

St Nicholas Church, Canewdon

St Nicholas Church is reputed to be haunted.

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All Saints Church, Cressing, Essex

Cressing Church, Cressing

Cressing Church has a ghostly tale to tell.

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All Saints Church, Feering

All Saints Church, Feering

The 13th century All Saints Church in Feering is associated with an intriguing ghost!

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St Michael’s Church, Fobbing

The church is said to be haunted by the ghost of a French pirate.

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St Mary's Church, Great Baddow, Essex, UK

St Mary’s Church, Great Baddow

A ghostly apparition of a monk has been witness in the church by frighten visitors.

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Hockley Church

St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Hockley

There’s a ghostly tale associated with Hockley Church which involves of all things a stage-coach crashing into a tree just outside the church.

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St Clement’s Church in Leigh-on-Sea

St Clement’s Church, Leigh-on-Sea

St Clement’s Church is thought to be haunted.

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The Church of St Peter and St Paul

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, St Osyth

The church is reputed to be haunted.

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Haunted Houses in Essex

Layer Marney Tower, Nr. Colchester

It’s said that the ghost of Lord Marney is not too happy with how his beloved palace ended up looking… it’s not to his liking!

And, he shows his displeasure by haunting the tower.

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Great Waltham

Langley Manor, Great Waltham

The manor is very old, it dates back hundreds of years and naturally it has a couple of ghostly tales to tell.

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Vinehurst House, Hatfield Peverel

According to a previous owner of the house it’s said to be haunted by two ghosts.

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Ingatestone Hall Clock Tower

Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone

It’s said that there’s a couple of famous ghosts which haunt Ingatestone Hall.

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Old House, Rochford

The locals say that this house is haunted, very haunted.

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Haunted Places in Chelmsford

 
The Angel Inn

The Angel Inn, Broomfield, Chelmsford

Over the centuries the Angel Inn has been rumoured to be haunted.

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Essex Radio, Chelmsford

BBC Essex, Chelmsford

It’s said that this old white building is haunted by several ghosts!

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Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre is said to be haunted by the spirit of a former technician.

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Chelmsford Prison, Chelmsford

You may be surprised to learn that not all the ghosts at the prison are ex-inmates or prison guards.

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Chelmsford Railway Station

Chelmsford Railway Station, Chelmsford

In 1995 poltergeist activity was reported at the railway station.

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Essex Regiment Museum, Chelmsford

Essex Regiment Museum in Oakland Park, Moulsham Street is believed to be haunted.

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Springfield Place, Chelmsford

Springfield Place and the churchyard next door are said to be haunted.

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Haunted Places in Colchester

Colchester Barracks, Colchester

The barracks are said to be haunted by a violent ghost.

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Colchester Castle, Essex

Colchester Castle, Colchester

The castle’s ghost story involves a Quaker.

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Colchester Military Hospital, Colchester

During the Second World War the hospital got a reputation for being haunted by a Victorian nurse.

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Colchester Police Station, Colchester

Colchester Police Station situated in the town centre is built on an ancient graveyard that dates back to AD 5.

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East Lodge, Colchester

East Lodge is said to be haunted by the Grey Lady.

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Essex County Hospital, Colchester

Essex County Hospital is said to be haunted by a ghostly nun.

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Greenstead Woods, Colchester

The woods are said to be haunted by the ghost of a tall man.

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The Hippodrome, Colchester

The Hippodrome was reputed to be haunted.

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Holytrees Museum

The Holytrees Museum, Colchester

The ghost of Hollytrees Museum is called the White Lady.

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The Hostel of the Good Shepherd, Colchester

The Hostel of the Good Shepherd, Colchester

Paranormal activity has been reported in some of the empty rooms at the hostel.

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Severalls Hospital, Colchester

Ghostly figures have been witnessed in the gardens of Severalls Hospital.

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Siege House, Colchester

Siege House, Colchester

Siege House and the surrounding area is said to be haunted by ghostly soldiers from the English Civil War.

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St Botolph's Priory Ruins, Colchester, Essex

St Botolph’s Priory, Colchester

A ghostly apparition of a dark figure has been witnessed at the ruins.

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Wilson Marriage Community Centre, Colchester

Ghostly goings on have been reported at the Wilson Marriage Community Centre.

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Haunted Places in Leigh-on-Sea

Leigh Hill

Leigh Hill, Leigh-on-Sea

Leigh Hill has quite a few haunted tales to tell.

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Sarah Moore Pub

The Sarah Moore, Leigh-on-Sea

The Sarah Moore is said to be haunted.

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Haunted Places in Southend-on-Sea

The Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea

The Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea

The Grade II listed Kursaal is reputed to be haunted.

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New Empire Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

The New Empire Theatre had a few ghostly tales to tell.

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Clifton Court, Southen-on-Sea

The Royal Terrace and Mews, Southend-on-Sea

Paranormal activity has been reported in the properties situated along the Royal Terrace.

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Southend Pier

Southend Pier, Southend-on-Sea

Southend’s historic pier is famous for being the longest in the world but locally it’s also infamous for being haunted.

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Bibliography
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Dee Gordon (2012) Haunted Southend. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2012) Haunted Chelmsford. The History Press

 


AMBERLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!

The castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Emily who committed suicide at the castle.

Her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses in and around the Herstmonceux room!

Click Here to Stay the Night at Amberley Castle