Haunted: The Old Rectory, Southfleet, Kent
Stewart | On 28, Jul 2017
AMBERLY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
Today, the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
It's 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!
The Hauntings at the Old Rectory
Along the Hook Green Road in the Kent village of Southfleet you’ll find two private properties called Friary Court and the Old Friary.
Before the 1950s the properties were actually one whole rectory.
The Grade II listed building dated back to the 14th century and had a few ghostly tales to tell…
The old rectory sat on the site of an ancient friary.
During the medieval times it’s said that three nuns were caught in the act with some monks from the friary.
As a punishment all three women were bricked up in the building’s cellar and left to starve to death.
During the 19th century the ghost of one of the nuns was said to haunt the old rectory.
Her ghost was described as being a short plump woman who was dressed in a brown habit!
A ghostly monk was also said to haunt the old rectory.
It’s said that his body was found in a tomb under some rubble by the west door of the nearby church.
An inscription on the tomb’s lid said the monk was excommunicated!
Another ghost that was said to haunt the rectory was that of a nurse from the mid-19th century.
Apparently there was a scandal when she tried to fiddle the will of a sick patient to her favour.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen many times in the Monk’s Room and also in the corridor outside the room.
She’s been described as wearing a staff nurse’s uniform with white cuffs and is carry some papers that look like a will!
Some visitors to the rectory reported that she actually came into their room through a closed locked door and ask them if there was any sickness in the house before she then disappeared into thin air.
Janet Cameron (2012) Haunted Kent. The History Press