Haunted: Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk
Stewart | On 30, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of Elm Hill
Elm Hill is one of the oldest streets in Norwich and it has a few ghostly tales to tell…
The building which houses the Strangers Club was involved in a tragic fire way back in 1507 which resulted in the death of a man.
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!
Ever since that tragic day, it’s said that the ghost of the man haunts that building.
Witnesses have heard phantom footsteps with coughing sounds and eerie voices coming from the room where the man lost his life!
Just opposite the Strangers Club is an antique shop which is also said to be haunted…
Members of staff have reported on many occasions hearing from the back of the shop their front door open and close together with footsteps walking around.
When they go to serve their new customer they discover that the shop is totally empty!
Back in 1864, the local holy man Father Ignatius would curse people if they didn’t join him for early morning prayers.
Unfortunately for him, a few of the people he cursed actually died shortly afterwards.
Fearing that Father Ignatius was actually in league with the Devil, the locals got a mob together and forced him to flee the city.
It’s now said that he has returned to Elm Hill but in spirit form.
Terrified witnesses have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a man holding a black bible in one hand whilst cursing them!
David Chisnell (2005) Haunted Norwich. 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!