Haunted: Barnack Rectory, Barnack, Cambridgeshire
Stewart | On 21, Jul 2017
AMBERLY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
Today, the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
It's 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!
The Haunting of Barnack Rectory
In the 1820s the author of The Water Babies, Charles Kingsley grew up at the rectory as his father was the rector of Barnack at the time.
As a child it was said that Charles saw a ghost in a bedroom in the north wing of the rectory.
The bedroom was said to be haunted by a ghost called Button Cap.
Button Cap is said to be the restless spirit of a former rector who was said to have defrauded a widow and an orphan.
Apparently his called Button Cap because witnesses have described him as wearing a dressing gown with a flower pattern and a cap with a button on it!
Today Barnack Rectory is now called Kingsley House after the author and has been split into two private houses.
Damien O’Dell (2013) Paranormal Cambridgeshire. Amberley