Haunted: Madingley Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Stewart | On 16, May 2017
The Haunted Madingley Hall
University of Cambridge, Madingley, Cambridge CB23 8AQ
The most famous ghost of Madingley Hall is that of Lady Ursula…
Lady Ursula was the wife of Sir John Hynde and it’s said that her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses walking along the path from the hall to St Mary Magdalene Church.
It’s said that she appears every year on the 24th December.
It’s believed that Lady Ursula ghost is upset because her son Sir Francis destroyed St Etheldreda’s church in the village of Histon to use its timber and stone to finish the construction of Madingley Hall!
Lady Ursula isn’t the only Tudor ghost said to haunt the hall…
One witness in 1963 was scared witless after seeing a ghostly party of people dressed in Tudor costumes.
Apparently one of the figures had a green decaying skeletal face!
A young female apparition dressed in white has also been seen by witnesses in the courtyard of Madingley Hall.
It’s believed that she was the young daughter of the 17th century Hynde family.
Local legend says that her bridegroom died suddenly only a few days before their wedding.
And the tragic young woman died of a broken heart a couple of days later!
Spooked witnesses have seen her ghostly apparition wandering around the courtyard of the hall in her bridal gown.
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To the rear of the Black Boy there was once a convent which probably accounts for the many sightings of a ghostly nun seen walking through the building.
Many guests have heard the sound of a phantom child crying in one of the inn’s bedrooms.
Apparently, if you ask whether the child is OK it stops crying!
Members of staff and punters alike have reported seeing a ghostly figure of a man sitting in the bar area of the pub just watching people.
And a senior member of staff was certain they saw a ghostly apparition of a woman in the bar area when they were working late one night.