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
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: The Queen Hotel, Chester
The Queen Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl.
She’s said to haunt the area of a former nursery which was once situated on the second floor of the hotel.
Women guests have reported the little girl ghost has sneaked up behind them and pulled their hair before making her escape!