Haunted: The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Newport, Isle of Wight
Stewart | On 08, Jun 2017
The Haunted Wheatsheaf Hotel
16 St Thomas’ Square, Newport PO30 1SG
You’ll find the Wheatsheaf Hotel situated on St Thomas Square in the centre of Newport.
The Grade II listed building dates back to the mid-18th century when it started life out as a coaching inn.
The middle floor of the Wheatsheaf is said to be haunted by the ghost of an army officer.
Witnesses describe his ghostly apparition as being in his late twenties and wearing an open necked white shirt together with trousers that have a stripe down the side of them.
Apparently, when he manifests, an eerie shrieking sound is also heard.
It’s said that the shriek is from his distraught young widow who he’d just recently married before he was killed.
Local legend says he was shot during a duel with another army officer in the early part of the 19th century.
The duel took place at dawn at Carisbrooke Castle.
And the young army officer was shot in the right shoulder and taken to the Wheatsheaf where he died two days later!
Guests have reported hearing the eerie sound of chains dragging across the first floor of the hotel during the early hours of the morning.
It’s believed the sound is caused by the ghost of a young servant girl who’s been seen sitting on the bed in one of the first floor bedrooms.Click Here to Stay in the Wheatsheaf Hotel
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Many guests have heard the sound of a phantom child crying in one of the inn’s bedrooms.
Apparently, if you ask whether the child is OK it stops crying!
Members of staff and punters alike have reported seeing a ghostly figure of a man sitting in the bar area of the pub just watching people.
And a senior member of staff was certain they saw a ghostly apparition of a woman in the bar area when they were working late one night.