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

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

| On 20, Jun 2017

 

The Hauntings at the Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall

The chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall is believed to be over 1400 years old!

Back in Roman times the Roman Forts of the Saxon Shore were built to prevent raids from Norsemen…

And the chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall was built from the remains of the Roman Shore fort Othona.

The chapel was constructed to similar designs used by early Coptic Christians in far flung places such as Syria and Egypt.

Between 1700 and 1850 it’s believed that the chapel was used by smugglers to hide their wares from prying eyes…

In fact, some of the ghosts stories are thought to have actually been spread by the smugglers to keep the revenue men and nosey people away from the chapel!

In more recent times, believe it or not, the chapel was used as a cow barn.

In 1920 it was then re-consecrated and opened to the general public as a place of worship.

It’s said that the chapel is haunted…

Local people have seen unexplainable lights at night shining from within the building and ghostly figures walking around outside.

Now to me this ghost story sounds more than likely to have something to do with the smugglers!

But there’s Roman ghostly tales from chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall too…

You see, apparitions of Roman soldiers having been witnessed marching along the old Roman road which leads to the chapel.

And there’s also been sightings of an apparition of a Roman on horseback riding within the area of the old Roman Shore Fort!

 
Bibliography
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press

 


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Women guests have reported the little girl ghost has sneaked up behind them and pulled their hair before making her escape!

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