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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Here are just some of the places in Norfolk that are said to be haunted. Visit them on Halloween if you dare.
1. The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich is said to be haunted by the Lady in Grey. Believed to be an old maid at the building, she walks around the old part of the hotel with the smell of lavender trailing behind her. Guests of the hotel have experienced spooky goings-on in one of the bedrooms in the old part of the building, with some even requesting a room in the newer parts of the hotel to avoid the chance of experiencing a ghost.
2. Because of the age of Elm Hill, dating back to at least 1200, there have been many apparent sightings of ghosts over the years. The most well-known is Father Ignatius. While alive he threatened any opposition with eternal damnation, so was forced by the locals to flee the city. Nowadays he has been seen walking along the hill, bible in hand, cursing passers-by.
3. The Adam and Eve Pub is believed to be the oldest public house in Norwich with records going back to 1249. Lord Sheffield was killed nearby by rebels during Kett’s Rebellion in 1549 is said to haunt the pub, with reports of a bell in the bar which rings when the room is empty.
4. One of the most famous hauntings in the UK comes in the form of the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall. She is the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole, who, after being discovered to have committed adultery, was punished by being locked in the rooms of Raynham Hall and remained locked in the house till her death. Country Life magazine captured an image of the Brown Lady while photographing the house’s staircase, making her one of the most famous ghosts of all time.
5. The Manor House in Olton has been exorcised but still appears to be possessed by many ghosts. These include a former owner in traditional hunting gear with his hounds, a white lady who climbs the staircase in the old part of the house and sounds of an old carriage outside the house.