Haunted: Chapel Pond and Brick House Pond, Sandhurst, Kent
Stewart | On 08, Sep 2017
The Haunted Ponds of Sandhurst
Along the Bodiam Road on the outskirts of the Kent village of Sandhurst you’ll come across two ponds.
The Chapel Pond and the Brick House Pond have a reputation amongst the villagers for being haunted.
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
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!
In 1870 a local man drowned himself in the pond and in the 1950s a woman also sadly committed suicide by drowning herself in the Chapel Pond.
It’s believed that here ghosts haunt the ponds.
In 1973 two local lads had an apparition of a ghostly man with a sinister smile follow them along the road next to the Brick House Pond before the he disappeared into thin air!
Janet Cameron (2012) Haunted Kent. 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!