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Haunted: The Ancient House, Halesworth, Suffolk

Haunted: The Ancient House, Halesworth, Suffolk

| On 27, Jun 2017

The Haunting of Ancient House

A few years ago there was a paranormal story in the press about a bistro situated in the Thoroughfare in Halesworth.

The bistro was located in the building which was formerly known as the Ancient House.


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The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.

Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.

And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.

It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!

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The puzzled owner of the bistro reported hearing mysterious voices in the bar area and seeing electrical appliances turn themselves on and off on their own accord.

Whilst working in the bistro’s kitchen alone she has witnessed two ghostly apparitions on two different occasions.

She describes one of them as defiantly being a man!

In 1983 a terrified owner of one of the shops in Quay Street witnessed the ghostly apparition of a man…

He described the apparition as a ‘spiv’ type character!

Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press



The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.

The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.

But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.

After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.

During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.

The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.

Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.

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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