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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2009, 02:40:06 pm »

Elvey Farm, Pluckley, Kent, England


In 1998, the Guinness Book of Records officially recognised Pluckley as the "most haunted village in England". And many of Pluckley's houses and cottages claim to be haunted.

The ghost of 'Red Lady Derring' has been seen wandering the churchyard, and the chapel where she rests has been subject to unexplained knocks and bangs. The churchyard is also home to a ghostly white lady and a phantom white dog.

Amongst the rest of the ghostly crew are the screaming man, the ghost of a school master who hanged himself, a phantom highwayman, the ghost of an old miller who now haunts the mill at Pinnock and a soldier who killed himself at Park wood.

Each year, ghost hunters descend on the village, to go on special ghost tours

 

The Coach & Horses - various locations
The Colonel - Park Wood
The Highwayman - Pinnock Crossroads
The Miller - Site of Old Mill
The Monk - Greystones
The Weeping Wanderer - Elvey Farm
The Red Lady - St Nicholas Church
The Schoolmaster - Dicky Buss Lane
The Screaming Man - Brickworks
The Tudor Lady - Rose Court
The Watercress Woman - Pinnock Stream
The White Lady - St Nicholas Church
The Black Horse - The Street
The Dering Arms - Station Road
The Blacksmith's Arms - Pluckley Thorne
The Screaming Woods - Dering Woods
The Devil's Bush - Frith Corner
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2009, 02:27:09 pm »


New Street,Oundle Oundle PE8 4EA

 


The ghost of Mary Queen of Scots is said to haunt the Elizabethan Talbot Hotel. The oak staircase, and other parts of the building, were brought from the ruins of Fotheringhay Castle. It was down these steps that she walked to her execution. If all this sinister historical association puts you off, you needn't worry, Queen Mary hasn't been sighted for over a week now. The hotel boasts oak beams, open fires and transomed windows. The intimate restaurant and cosy bar offer traditional British cuisine, fine wines and real ales. The Talbot has recently been fully refurbished, keeping its charm and character while bringing the facilities up to date, including Wifi. The Talbot has 35 en suite bedrooms including 4 beautiful feature rooms. Oundle is a stone-built town with plenty of Georgian architecture to admire and a 14th century church. Also nearby is Lyveden New Bield, the shell of an unfinished lodge begun in 1595, designed in the shape of a cross. If you're looking for some modern life, Peterborough (and its shopping centre) is just 10 miles away. The hotel now offers free Wi Fi.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009, 02:12:07 pm »

Jamaica Inn, Cornwall

Jamaica Inn was built in the middle of Bodmin Moor, as a staging post for changing horses on the long slog for stagecoaches over the moor. Today the A30 bypasses the inn.

Today Jamaica Inn offers a mixture of pub and museum. It plays both the du Maurier and the haunted cards hard. Characters like Demon Davy, the vicar of Altarnun, and assorted smugglers and ghouls feature in the exhibits

There is a Daphne du Maurier memorial room with various bits of memorabilia, including her Sheraton writing desk, complete with a pack of du Maurier cigarettes named after her father. On a winters night in 1930, writer Daphne du Maurier stayed at Jamaica Inn. The atmosphere of the Inn inspired her to write the novel which was dramatised in 1936 by Alfred Hitchcock and starred Maureen O’Hara and then again in 1982 when it starred Jane Seymour. The storyline itself was inspired from an outing that Daphne and a friend had when they were staying at Jamaica Inn and went riding on Bodmin Moor. They were lost in bad weather and apparently sheltered for some time in a derelict cottage on the moor but were eventually led back to Jamaica Inn by their horses. During that stay at Jamaica Inn Daphne also met and talked to the parson from the nearby church at Altarnun. The story tells the tale of Mary, an orphan who goes to live with her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss Merlyn, the terrifying landlord of Jamaica Inn and the mystery surrounding her uncle’s business - smuggling along the Cornish coast.



There is of course a Smugglers Bar

Jamaica Inn was built in 1750, was a coaching inn. In 1778 it was extended to include a coach house, stables and a tack room, which is the building that exists today. Horses on the stage coaches would be changed here.

It is believed that around half of the brandy and a quarter of all tea being smuggled into the UK was landed on the coasts west of here. Jamaica Inn was remote served as a staging post for some of this contraband. The Inn may have well got its name because smuggled rum stopped here.

 
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 05:28:27 am »

thanks medusa' have great pics myself as have been their 3 or 4 times in last few years...............
and the dog knows the surrounding wood and cattlr pretty well...........

AHHH thanks hun hope you enjoy my pics http://spiritquest.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,434.msg3453.html#new

Are you gonna post some of yours from "Chillingham" babes ?

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 12:37:56 am »

thanks medusa' have great pics myself as have been their 3 or 4 times in last few years...............
and the dog knows the surrounding wood and cattlr pretty well...........
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009, 08:13:12 am »

Hey harryh'

Got some wicked pic's of "Chillingham Castle" will post in a new thread for you hun............

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009, 07:49:53 am »

Well I love virgin country.

South africa has many hauntings but rarely in buildings. Briton and Europe reek with history while everything in South Africa is relatively new in comparison.
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« on: July 12, 2009, 04:02:53 am »

1. Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
Yes, it's that Jamaica Inn, of Daphne Du Maurier fame. Unsurprisingly, the 250-year-old tavern hosts an extensive collection of smuggling paraphernalia. Less well known is its collection of other-worldly goings on: the inexplicable noises of cartwheels and horses' hooves in the cobbled courtyard; footsteps in empty corridors; a gentleman in a tricorn hat who walks through walls; and a murder victim who calmly sits outside musing on something. For a guaranteed sleepless night, ask for bedroom four.

2. Chillingham Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England
Chillingham is famous for its moaning and whimpering Blue Boy. His bones and some scraps of blue clothing were discovered behind a wall where his cries have been heard, suggesting he may have been immured there. In the meantime, the rustle of a dress on the turret stairs heralds the passage of the restless spirit of Lady Mary Berkeley as she searches in vain for her husband (he ran off with her sister). Then of course there's the white lady in the pantry, the voices in the chapel etc

3. Talbot Hotel, Oundle, Northamptonshire, England
If celebrity ghost hunting is your game, head for the Talbot Hotel which, ironically for a fine Elizabethan house, is said to be haunted by Mary Queen of Scots. The hotel's staircase used to adorn Fotheringhay Castle and Mary passed down it on her final walk to the executioner's block. As you might expect in a 16th-century building, there are oak beams and transom windows abounding, and open fires to warm your chilled spine when you witness  the doomed conspirator reliving her final steps.

4. Elvey Farm, Pluckley, Kent, England
Pluckley may look familiar as the setting for The Darling Buds of May but, according to the Guinness Book of Records, it's also England's most haunted village. Mediaeval Elvey Farm is slap bang in the middle of it and boasts beautiful bedrooms with ancient rafters and, if you're lucky, a "weeping wanderer". In the vicinity you might also encounter the unhappy wraiths of a schoolmaster, a soldier, a highwayman, a screaming man, a miller, Red Lady Derring, a white dog and many others besides, so don't forget to pack a camera.

5. The Prince Rupert Hotel, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
In need of an exceptionally grisly night? Try room six, where it is claimed the spectre of a hanging woman can often be seen. If that's a little too much, you might prefer one of the other rooms in which visitors have merely reported the unexplained movement of objects. As the name suggests, the hotel used to be the home of Prince Rupert though guests can choose to plunge even further back in time in suites decked out in the manner of gracious 12th or 15th-century living



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