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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!

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.

Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press