Haunted: The Holy Trinity Church, Barsham, Suffolk
Stewart | On 23, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of the Holy Trinity Church
The round tower of the Holy Trinity Church in Barsham is not the only unusual feature of this pretty Suffolk church.
It also has a thatched nave and stunning 16th century flint lattice work on the exterior of the East wall!
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!
Spooked visitors to the church have reported hearing phantom footsteps walking in the chancel.
Locals believe the spooky footsteps are made by the spirits of the Suckling family who’ve been a big part of the Barsham community for centuries.
A ghostly apparition of a Georgian lady has also been seen by scared witnesses within the church.
Maybe she’s the one responsible for the church’s lights being switched on and off on their own accord!
The churchyard of the Holy Trinity is said to be haunted too.
Terrified witnesses have spotted ghostly apparitions of people dressed in medieval costumes wandering around the church grounds.
Locals believe that these apparitions have something to do with the nearby plague pit!
The nearby Grade I listed rectory is also rumoured to be haunted.
You see, the late 16th century building has a secret priest hole in one of its rooms where phantom footsteps and spook lights have been reported by frightened witnesses.
In other parts of the house, objects have been noted to mysteriously move on their own accord!
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!