3 Haunted Parsonages in Cambridgeshire
Stewart | On 10, Sep 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!
Barnack Rectory, Barnack
In the 1820s the author of The Water Babies, Charles Kingsley grew up at the rectory as his father was the rector of Barnack at the time.
As a child it was said that Charles saw a ghost in a bedroom in the north wing of the rectory.
The bedroom was said to be haunted by a ghost called Button Cap.
Button Cap is said to be the restless spirit of a former rector who was said to have defrauded a widow and an orphan.
Apparently his called Button Cap because witnesses have described him as wearing a dressing gown with a flower pattern and a cap with a button on it!
Today Barnack Rectory is now called Kingsley House after the author and has been split into two private houses.
The Old Vicarage, Grantchester
Today, the Old Vicarage in Grantchester is the home of the Cambridge scientist Mary Archer and her author and former politician husband Jeffrey Archer.
But at one time it was the home of the famous Edwardian poet Rupert Brooke.
Rupert Brooke died tragically of sepsis at the young age of just twenty-seven.
It’s now said that his ghost haunts the Old Vicarage!
Although the Archers have never witnessed any paranormal events whilst living there former residents of the vicarage have reported hearing phantom footsteps walking around the outside of the house heading towards the sitting room.
Poltergeist activity was also reported in the ruined summerhouse and on the top floor of the vicarage.
The summerhouse furniture was moved by something unknown during one night and books were mysteriously moved from the shelves on the top floor of the vicarage.
On many occasions spooked visitors to the vicarage also reported seeing ghostly forms moving around the garden!
St Mark’s Vicarage, Cambridge
You’ll find St Mark’s Vicarage on the Barton Road in Cambridge.
Former vicars believe that the building is haunted by the ghost of a young serving girl.
Phantom noises were heard in the attic room, doors would open and close on their own accord, objects would be moved about and the central heating would be mysteriously turned on and off.
One of the vicar’s wife’s actually woke up in the middle of the night to find a ghostly apparition of a young girl standing at the bottom of her bed.
In the mid 1990s another vicar witnessed the ghostly figure of a forlorn young woman looking out of one of the vicarage’s window.
All of the former vicars and their families who lived at the vicarage believed that she was a friendly ghost and were never frightened by her presence!
Damien O’Dell (2013) Paranormal Cambridgeshire. Amberley