Haunted: Chediston Street, Halesworth, Suffolk
Stewart | On 24, Jun 2017
The Haunting of Chediston Street
The most infamous ghost of Halesworth is that of Squire Baker…
He’s an aggressive spirit said to be very active in Chediston Street.
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!
It’s said that on one occasion his violent ghost hurled an unsuspecting vicar down some stairs resulting in the poor man breaking both his legs!
There’s a house along Chediston Street which terrified witnesses have reported hearing a heavy footed ghost walking from one side of the house to the other.
In 1982 the owner of a private house in the town woke in the middle of the night to discover a ghostly apparition of a man wearing a brown overcoat and trilbury hat in his room.
Thinking the intruder was up to no good the owner reached for his shotgun which he kept next to his bed only to see the apparition disappear in front of his very eyes!
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!