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Discover the Famous Ghost of Rochford Hall

Discover the Famous Ghost of Rochford Hall

| On 06, Oct 2015

 


The Haunting of Rochford Hall

Rochford Hall is a splendid privately owned red-brick manor house which dates back to 1216.

Although what you see today at Rochford Hall is mainly 16th century architecture.

Back in 1515 Rochford Hall was owned by a very famous family in English history… the Boleyns!

Rochford Hall belonged to Sir Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne Boleyn who married King Henry VIII and became Queen in 1533…

This wasn’t too fortunate for Anne, as Henry had her beheaded in 1536 for adultery, incest and treason!

Although Anne was executed at the Tower of London, locals say that her ghost haunts Rochford Hall to this very day due to the fact that she spent a lot of her childhood there.

Legend says that her nursery walls and floor turned red with blood after her execution!

It’s said that twelve days after Christmas a ghostly apparition of a decapitated woman in white can be seen wandering around the grounds of Rochford Hall.

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

 


FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: The Arnos Manor Hotel

Along the Bath Road in Bristol you’ll find the Arnos Manor Hotel.

The hotel was first built as a private home for the business merchant William Reeve in 1760.

It was once a girl’s school which was run by nuns and it’s the ghost of one of these nuns that is said to haunt the hotel today.

Local legend says that a nun had committed suicide because she fell pregnant.

To hide the scandal, the other nuns bricked up her body behind a wall at the hotel.

During the Second World War the hotel was bombed by the German Luftwaffe.

The workmen who were sent in to repair the bomb damage area of the hotel uncovered a female skeleton.

Apparently, to avoid delay, the workmen just buried the bones elsewhere within the building!

Since then, poltergeist activity has taken place throughout the hotel.

Terrified guests have also witnessed a ghostly brown figure within the hotel especially within Room 160.

Guests have heard a female voice calling their name and have felt a figure pinning them down whilst they’ve slept in Room 160.

Click Here to Stay in the Arnos Manor Hotel