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Haunted: Sutherland House, Southwold, Suffolk

| On 27, Jun 2017

The Haunting of Sutherland House

In 1672 there was a big naval battle off the Southwold coast between the Dutch fleet and an Anglo-French fleet.

It was called the Battle of Sole Bay!

 


LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!

The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.

Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.

And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.

It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!

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Admiral Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich and commander of the HMS Royal James was staying at the Sutherland House in Southwold shortly before the battle.

It’s said that he had took a liking to the young redheaded serving maid at the Sutherland!

And it looks like the attraction was both ways…

Sadly, Admiral Montagu died during the naval battle.

And it’s now said, that every 28th May a ghostly apparition of a young redheaded woman is seen looking out of an upstairs window of the Sutherland House.

It’s said that she’s waiting for Montagu to return from the battle!

Eerie unexplained footsteps and the sound of doors opening and closing on their own accord have also been reported to happen within the building on the 28th May.

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

 


FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: Amberley Castle

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.

But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.

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.

The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.

Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.

The castle is 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!

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