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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