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Haunted: Little Baddow, Essex

| On 17, Jun 2017

 

The Hauntings of Little Baddow

If you look on a map of Little Baddow you’ll notice a lot of places named after Grace such as Grace’s Walk, Graces Lane and Graces Farm.

So who exactly was Grace?

Well, it’s said that Grace was a young woman who tragically drowned in the local river around the turn of the 19th/20th century.

Locals say that she now haunts the river’s towpath and bridge!

In fact, in 2001 a young couple who moored their houseboat on the river were disturbed in the middle of the night by something spooky.

They heard phantom footsteps and gravel being thrown onto their boat’s roof.

Expecting local teenagers to be the culprits, they jumped out of their boat to challenge them only to find the towpath and surrounding area totally empty and eerily quiet!

They were so frightened by their spooky experience that they decided to move their boat further down the river… even though it was pitch dark and difficult to navigate!

Another tragic story associate with Little Baddow is that of Lady Alice who was a child bride to Sir Henry Mildmay.

Sadly Lady Alice drowned herself in Sandon Brook near Grace’s Walk in 1616.

It’s said that she killed herself because of her husband’s relentless abuse…

And now it’s believed that the ghost of this unhappy lady haunts Grace’s Walk to this very day!

 
Bibliography
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press

 


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