Haunted: Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex
Stewart | On 17, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of Ingatestone Hall
Ingatestone Hall is a Grade I listed 16th century manor house with three wings.
There are some interesting facts about Ingatestone Hall.
Queen Elizabeth I stayed for several nights at the hall in 1561, it has a couple of priest holes, it’s been used in a couple of television series such as Lovejoy and Bleak House and of course it’s haunted!
It’s said that there’s a couple of famous ghosts which haunt Ingatestone Hall.
The first being Sir William Petre.
The ghostly apparition of Sir William Petre has been witnessed by frightened caretakers walking around Ingatestone Hall.
The second ghost that’s believed to haunt Ingatestone Hall is the sister of Lady Jane Grey, Lady Katherine Grey!
She spent two years under the custody of Sir William Petre at Ingatestone Hall for marrying the Earl of Hertford without seeking the consent of Queen Elizabeth…
The Queen wasn’t too pleased with her!
Lady Katherine Grey’s apparition is reported to walk the grounds of Ingatestone Hall.
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press
THE RED LION HOTEL: One of the Most Haunted Places in Essex!
The Red Lion Hotel is said to be haunted by three ghosts.
The ghost of a small boy, a monk and a lady called Alice Catherine Millar.
Alice was believed to have been a chambermaid who worked at the Red Lion who was brutally murdered by her lover in the hotel.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen in the hotel’s kitchen and in Rooms 5, 6 and 10.
Another ghostly apparition seen at the Red Lion is that of a hooded monk
He’s often witnessed in the early hours of the morning walking along the hotel’s corridors
The final ghost believed to haunt this historic hotel is that of a small boy
He's seen by children in the Parliament Restaurant which was once the old Banqueting Hall.