3 Haunted Places in Tewin
Stewart | On 08, 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!
Tewin Water House, Tewin
Tewin Water House is situated on the banks of the Mimram River to the west of Tewin.
The house was originally built in 1689 for Squire John Fleet who was the first husband of Lady Cathcart.
It’s said that Lady Cathcart ghost haunts the house to this very day…
Terrified witnesses have reported seeing her ghostly apparition gliding amongst the trees in the grounds of the house.
Lady Cathcart’s room within the house is also said to be haunted by her ghost!
The Plume of Feathers, Tewin
You’ll find the Plume of Feathers pub in the Upper Green area of Tewin located just off Sevenacres.
The Grade II historic inn dates back to 1596 when it started life out as a hunting lodge for Elizabeth I.
The pub has a reputation for being very haunted…
If you ever have a meal in the Plume of Feathers choose to sit at Table 8.
You see, Table 8 and the area around it is said to be haunted by a ghostly old woman.
She’s described as having long grey hair and wears a transparent dress.
Spooked members of staff who’ve witnessed her say that she cackled at them!
Two ghostly old men have also been witnessed in the bar area of the pub…
One of the men sits down at the infamous Table 8.
Whilst the other one props himself up at the bar but actually faces in the direction of the former bar which was removed many years ago!
The ladies toilet is also thought to be haunted as there’s said to be a creepy feeling inside it.
The chef has reported paranormal activity taking place in the kitchen too.
The oven has switched itself on all by its self.
And food has been burnt when the gas hob has suddenly been turned fully up on its own accord.
The ghostly apparition of a little girl has been seen by terrified witnesses at the top of the cellar stairs.
In 1999, one poor female member of staff found herself locked in the cellar when she couldn’t open the usually free moving cellar doors.
She was trapped down in the cellar for a long time until suddenly the doors opened freely again.
In bygone years the cellar was actually used as servant quarters.
Back in the 17th century a woman’s body was discovered behind a bricked up fireplace.
The woman was believed to have been brutally murdered by her husband when he returned from sea to discover that she had been unfaithfully to him and was carrying another man’s child!
The fireplace is no longer there but the area where the woman’s body was found is right where the infamous Table 8 stands.
The Church of St Peter, Tewin
Just off Churchfield Road there’s a single track lane which leads to the village’s Grade I listed Church of St Peter.
The church is alleged to be haunted by the ghosts of a couple of ladies…
The first ghost is of Lady Ann Grimston.
She’s regularly seen by spooked bell ringers in the churchyard.
She didn’t believe in life after death so much so that when she laid dying in 1713 she refused the last rites.
Legend says that she said ‘If indeed there is a life hereafter seven trees will render asunder my tomb.’
Well, if you ever visit St Peter’s you’ll find Lady Ann Grimston tomb in the churchyard surrounded by an iron railings.
The tomb has been damaged by a huge tree.
The tree has split into many limbs after growing through the original railings that once surrounded her tomb!
The second lady ghost that’s said to haunt the Church of St Peter is that of Lady Sabine.
Her husband General Sabine was the governor of Gibraltar from 1730 to 1739.
Legend says that the General was badly wounded during a battle and was lying in his bed in Gibraltar when suddenly the curtain around his bed opened to show his wife standing there.
She stood there for a few moments before disappearing into thin air!
His wife was actually very ill back in England at the time.
And it’s said that she died at the same time her husband had the vision.
It’s now believed that Lady Sabine ghost haunts the area around the tomb of her husband located within the church.
A ghostly apparition of a figure wearing a hooded cloak has been witnessed near the tomb…
Many people believe this figure is the ghost of Lady Sabine!
Witnesses visiting the church have felt a strong female presence near the bell tower and have heard the rustling of a crinoline dress in the church aisle.
Damien O’Dell (2009) Paranormal Hertfordshire. Amberley