3 Haunted Places in Ipswich
Stewart | On 20, Jun 2014
Ancient House, Ipswich
Along the Buttermarket thoroughfare on the corner of St Stephen’s Lane is a magnificent 15th century building called Ancient House…
It’s also known as Sparrowes House as it was in the ownership of the Sparrowes family for well over 300 years.
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!
The Grade I listed building is said to be haunted by a ghost of a Grey Lady!
Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
Situated in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park is the splendid Christchurch Mansion…
Today, this Grade I listed Tudor mansion is a museum which is well known for its collection of Constable and Gainsborough paintings.
But the collection of art isn’t the only things from the past which are resident in this old house…
There are few ghosts too!
In the upstairs picture gallery many amused witnesses have described seeing a ghostly apparition of a young happy Edwardian lady dancing and laughing with a couple of young children.
Downstairs in the mansion, shocked witnesses have seen an apparition of a grey lady in a full length gown swishing pass them.
The mansion is also reported to be haunted by a young servant girl who was said to have died in mysterious circumstances!
St Stephen’s Church, Ipswich
Along St Stephen’s Lane you’ll find St Stephen’s Church…
The 15th century church was sadly abandoned for many years but it’s now been renovated and is home to Ipswich’s Tourist Information Centre.
The members of staff at the Tourist Information Centre have quickly discovered that they’re not alone in the church.
Ghostly apparitions of two elderly ladies have been witnessed in the area where the church’s organ once stood!
It’s believed the apparitions are of two old ladies who were once devoted to the upkeep of the church shortly before it was closed due to its small congregation.
The ghostly pair has now been nicknamed… the Organists!
Pete Jennings (2011) Haunted Ipswich. 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!