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Haunted: St Gregory’s Church, Sudbury, Suffolk

Haunted: St Gregory’s Church, Sudbury, Suffolk

| On 28, Jun 2017

The Haunting of St Gregory’s Church

Back in the late 1300s one of the Sudbury’s citizens, the Archbishop of Canterbury Simon Sudbury, came a cropper at the Tower of London.

You see, at the time the Archbishop wasn’t too popular with the masses due to his involvement in the introduction of the poll tax.

 


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Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.

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During the Peasants Revolt in June 1381 a group of rebellious peasants from Kent and Essex forced their way into the Tower of London and came across the much hated Archbishop.

They dragged him to Tower Hill where rough justice was quickly meted out… THEY CUT HIS HEAD OFF!

After his murder, his headless body was buried at Canterbury Cathedral with pomp and ceremony but his decapitated head was taken to the St Gregory’s Church in Sudbury.

And you know what…

His gruesome decapitated head is kept inside the church to this very day!

So with all this past violence, you probably won’t be too surprised if I told you that the ghostly apparition of Archbishop Simon has been witnessed within St. Gregory’s Church.

Unexplained phantom footsteps have also been heard in the dead of night at the medieval church…

Locals say that they belong to Simon!

 
Bibliography
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press

 


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The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.

The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.

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After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.

During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.

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