Posted 15 January 2007 - 05:35 PM
LITTLECOTE Manor is said to be haunted following heinous crimes which took place there in the 16th Century.
A man called William Darrell was the lord of the house in Elizabethan times. He summoned a midwife who was brought blindfolded to Littlecote Manor in 1545.
She was offered a lot of money to deliver a baby if the mother should live and was led into a room where she delivered the baby of a masked woman.
The identity of the mother remains a mystery. It is thought the pregnancy may have been as a result of incest.
When the baby was born she took it through to Darrell, who instead of holding the newborn infant, instead threw it onto the fire, where it was held down and burned alive.
The midwife reported the murder to the authorities, but Darrell bribed a judge for his release when the case came to court and was freed.
Soon after, while out riding on the estate, a ghostly figure of a baby boy in flames appeared to William Darrell.
His horse shied and threw him to the ground, breaking his neck.
It is said the crying of a baby has been heard in the house and the twisted body of William Darrell has been seen prowling the corridors.
I also have pictures of unexplained phenmoneon in the room mentioned, both in the fireplace and around it.
Posted 15 January 2007 - 07:29 PM
This is a very creepy story indeed!! Oh V, if you could post those pictures, that would just be an added bonus to the already excellent story you shared!
Posted 15 January 2007 - 09:25 PM
She is in her 80's and does not have email and we write back and forth to one another.
She has told me many ghost stories about the Yorkshire area.
Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:43 PM
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