Haunted: Felbrigg Hall, Felbrigg, Norfolk
Stewart | On 01, Jul 2017
The Haunting of Felbrigg Hall
Felbrigg Hall is one of the finest houses in East Anglia.
It’s well known in this part of the world for its stunning Jacobean architecture and elegant Georgian interior.
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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!
Originally the hall was owned by the Felbrigg family but then was acquired by the wealthy Wyndham family in the 15th century.
The hall remained in the Wyndham family for many generations and some say that even today not all of them have left!
The James Paine designed Gothic library at Felbrigg is said to be haunted by the book loving William Windham III.
In the summer of 1809 William was at his London home in Pall Mall when he noticed that a house on Conduit Street was on fire.
This house was close to his friend Robert North’s house who he knew had a library of valuable books.
William with the help of others managed to save many valuable books and manuscripts from the fire but unfortunately during his rescue attempt he fell and badly bruised his hip.
Later the bruise turned into a tumour which needed to be operated on.
Sadly, William died as a result of the operation!
RUTHIN CASTLE: One of the Most Haunted Places in Wales!
The town of Ruthin and the castle are said to be some of the most haunted places in Wales.
The Grey Lady is the most infamous of the ghost which are said to haunt the castle.
She’s said to be the spirit of a woman who was married to a steward at the castle in the 15th century.
She discovered that her husband was having an affair with a young peasant girl.
It’s said that she murdered the young girl in revenge but was tried and sentenced to death at the castle for the crime.
Today, terrified witnesses have reported seeing her ghostly apparition on the castle battlements and in the banqueting hall.
The apparition of a soldier wearing just one glove has also been spotted wandering around the castle grounds.
Today, it’s said that the ghost of William haunts his beloved library.
Witnesses visiting the Gothic library have seen his ghostly apparition sitting in a chair by a roaring fire engrossed in one of his favourite books.
Other times he’s seen standing by the table where his best-loved books are sometimes laid out.
If you wander around the grounds of Felbrigg Hall you’ll come across the ancient Great Woods.
The woods consist of oak, sweat chestnut, conifers and the ghost of Mad Windham!
Terrified witnesses have seen the ghostly apparition of Mad Windham driving his phantom coach through the wood at breakneck speed.
Born in 1840, Mad Windham was by all accounts a bit of a character.
He loved to take passengers on his coach free of charge and as quickly as he could to Norwich just for the heck of it!
There’s a ghostly tale from Felbrigg Hall which was often told by the spooked maids of the hall.
Whenever they passed a certain door within Felbrigg their candles would mysteriously be blown out.
They would then hear a ghostly female voice beckoning them into the room.
Once entering the room they would always find it empty and eerily quiet!
Frank Meeres (2010) Paranormal Norfolk. Amberley
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!