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Haunted: Tilty Abbey, Tilty, Essex

Haunted: Tilty Abbey, Tilty, Essex

| On 14, Jun 2017

 

The Haunting of Tilty Abbey

Just a little drive from Thaxted is a small village called Tilty.

Tilty was once the location of an important medieval abbey.

Unfortunately, apart for a stone wall and a couple of overgrown ponds, there’s not too much of this grand medieval abbey left.

Except the ghost of a headless monk that is!

You see, back in 1215 King John’s soldiers ransack the abbey, the nearby church and killed a couple of monks for good measures.

It’s now believed that one of these poor monks haunts the abbey site in the form of a ghostly headless figure!

The strange thing is…

In the 1940’s a decapitated skeleton of a man was found in the grounds of the old abbey!

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

 


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Women guests have reported the little girl ghost has sneaked up behind them and pulled their hair before making her escape!

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