Haunted: Dobbs’ Grave, Martlesham, Suffolk
Stewart | On 25, Jun 2017
The Haunting of Dobbs’ Grave
Along Dobbs’ Lane on the corner of the heath you’ll find an old grave which is said to belong to a shepherd who hung himself back in 1750 at the nearby Kesgrave Hall Farm.
You see, in those days suicide victims were not buried in cemeteries.
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!
This grave is at the crossroads of the ancient tracks which mark the boundaries between the parishes of Kesgrave, Martlesham, Foxhall and Brightwell.
There’s a story which dates back to 1940 about a young airman who thought it would be a good idea to dig up the grave on one dark night…
He got the fright of his life when he was chased away from the grave site by an angry apparition of a young man many believe was the spirit of the dead shepherd himself!
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!