Haunted: Bruisyard Hall, Bruisyard, Suffolk
Stewart | On 27, Jun 2017
The Haunting of Bruisyard Hall
About a fifteen minute drive northeast from Framlingham is the stately home of Bruisyard Hall.
In 1364 the Manor House of Rokes Hall was converted into the Abbey of the Poor Clares.
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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!
Then the abbey was dissolved in 1539 by Henry VIII.
A manor house was subsequently built on the site of the former Abbey.
It’s said that Bruisyard Hall is haunted by a nun from the Abbey of the Poor Clares.
You see, in the attic of the hall there’s a stain on the floorboards which the cleaners at Bruisyard Hall have tried but failed to remove…
It’s said that this is the bloodstain from a murdered nun from the Abbey!
Another ghostly apparition often witnessed at dusk gliding across the lawns of the hall is that of Maud of Lancaster who spent her last days at the abbey.
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: Amberley Castle
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!