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With such a long and rich history, it’s no surprise that Norfolk can lay claim to being one of England’s most haunted counties.
Some of the UK’s best-known and best attested ghostly encounters have originated in Norfolk: The Brown Lady of Raynham, the disturbances at Syderstone Parsonage, the spooky hand in the library of Mannington Hall, Anne Boleyn at Blickling and the Drummer of Hickling Broad.
Noisy ghosts seem a feature of Norfolk ghost-lore. For example, there are the so-called ‘Shrieking Pits’; various wailing women; the alternately singing, laughing and screaming ‘Long Coastguardsman’; and the ‘Yow-Yows’ that howl out at sea. The county is also famous for the weird, glowing ‘Lantern Men’ and for ‘Old Shuck’, a fearsome spectral hound.
Norfolk is notable for numerous grand and beautiful haunted manor houses but also boasts haunted castles, abbeys, churches, hotels and humbler houses, as well as areas of open country with a spooky reputation.
Released: February 2015
Publisher: Bradwell Books
Size: 180 x 110mm