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Haunted: Dobbs’ Grave, Martlesham, Suffolk

| 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.

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!

 
Bibliography
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press

 


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