Haunted: Langley Manor, Great Waltham, Essex
Stewart | On 18, Jun 2017
The Hauntings at Langley Manor
Langley Manor is a grand privately owned red brick building located in the deer park at Great Waltham.
The manor is very old, it dates back hundreds of years and naturally it has a couple of ghostly tales to tell…
The first is the eerie legend of a young girl who strangely disappeared from the estate never to be seen again.
Bizarrely, she was said to have been kidnapped by a ghostly apparition!
Another strange eerie story associated with the old manor house happened back in 1623…
The owner of Langley Manor, Sir Charles Lee, his first wife tragically died giving birth to their baby daughter.
The daughter was brought up by Sir Charles Lee’s deceased wife’s sister Lady Everard.
The girl and her aunt both lived happily together at Langley Manor.
One night the daughter was suddenly awoken by an apparition of a woman in her bedroom.
The ghostly apparition told the daughter that she was in fact her dead mother.
She proceeded to tell her that she was looking forward to being with her the next day… when the daughter will die!
The next day the frightened daughter told her aunt about her ghostly visit from her dead mother and the disturbing premonition she foretold.
Erring on the side of caution, the aunt sent for the local surgeon and physician.
Both examined the daughter in great detail pronouncing her to be in perfect health.
The daughter, still concerned about the ghostly premonition asked for a chaplain to come to the manor.
The chaplain came to the house and read prayers with the daughter and all seemed well.
But, soon after midday the girl felt tired and decided to sit down in a comfy chair where she suddenly died…
Both the surgeon and physician tried to revive her but she was stone cold dead!
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.