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281204-18. © NRT, 2004
Plas Teg, near Pontblyddyn, itself near Mold, UK, 28 December, 2004

This is thought to be one of the most haunted places in the UK. Built in 1610 by Sir John Trevor, it's been considered haunted since even then – Sir John's gatekeeper commited suicide after seeing a ghost. There have been at least three other violent deaths, not counting those caused by the most infamous resident.
Before becoming Lord Chief Justice of England (1681-3), then Lord Chancellor (1683-88), then dying in the Tower of London, 'Hanging' Judge Jeffries lived here in the 17th Century. He held court in the dining room; those sentenced to hang were executed immediately in an adjoining room. Yes, in his own home.
There have been a disproportionate number of accidents on the nearby A541 dual carriageway (viewpoint of this photo), many of them caused by motorists swerving around ghostly figures.
Okay; I'm sceptical, too, but I visited in the 1980s, and certain rooms genuinely felt 'wrong'.

Quite apart from the paranormal aspect, the three-storey, Grade I Listed, Jacobean mansion is interesting in itself, with odd and unique features. The staircase is constructed of wood from a ship of the Spanish Armada, a sofa was a gift from Napoleon Bonaparte, and there are witch marks in the main fireplace, intended to ward-off evil.

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