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Haunted: Hyde Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire

| On 13, Sep 2017

 


The Haunting of Hyde Abbey

Hyde Abbey was a medieval Benedictine monastery which grew from the New Minster church.

It became the resting place for many holy relics and the bodies of Alfred the Great, his wife Ealhswith and his son Edward the Elder.

The abbey was dissembled in 1539 during Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries.

All that’s left of the abbey today is the gatehouse, a church which is now the nave and the chancel of St Bartholomew’s Church and an arch that once span the abbey millstream.

There’s a passage which runs behind St Bartholomew’s Church that is said to be haunted by the ghost of a hooded monk wearing a brown habit.

Local legend says that the nearby Nun’s Walk is haunted by a nun-like figure.

 
Bibliography
Matthew Feldwick (2006) Haunted Winchester. Tempus