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Posted 07 November 2004 - 12:41 PM

Planning a trip to the UK for 10 day in mid-springs<ideally>but staying in Essex and London, with hopefully a side trip to Ireland

Any of our UK members or researchers know any places in Essex?
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Posted 14 November 2004 - 09:20 PM

Looking forward to meeting you, Drew! B) :P

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Check out the Essex locations, but also many of the Hertfordshire locations will be relevant as it neighbours Essex, matey...

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 12:07 PM

Hereford Cathedral is breathtaking Drew, a must see! If you do get the chance to take that side trip to Ireland, one of my friends suggests Ballygally Castle/Hotel, Leap Castle or Grace Neill's Pub...I hope you get the time and chance to visit them all :)
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Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:16 PM

Here's a few ideas for you in the Essex/Hertfordshire area, Drew...

The Cross Keys Public House
39 High St
Harpenden
Hertfordshire AL5 2SD
Tel: (01582) 763989
Ghostly monks have been seen at the bar area during the 1960's. An ecclesiastical guesthouse once stood on the site of the pub.
www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/hauntings/haunted_pubs.html

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Monks
Location: Harpenden - Cross Keys public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date/Time: 1960s
[i]Further Comments:
These figures were once based on the site prior to the construction of the pub.
www.paranormaldatabase.com/hertfordshire/hertdata.php

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:17 PM

The Bell Inn
10 St James Street
Castle Hedingham
Essex CO9 3EJ
Tel: (01787 460350)

The Bell Inn, Sible Hedingham, Essex, England One room is said to be haunted by a young girl with black hair - Catherine Canham - who once lived there. The inn has a 300-year-old history.
www.bbc.co.uk/essex/features/halloween/haunted_pubs.shtml

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:19 PM

The Red Lion Hotel
High Street
Colchester
Essex CO1 1DJ
Tel: (01206) 577986
Fax: (01206) 578207

How To Get To The Red Lion Hotel:
By Road - A12 to Colchester via M11 or M25
By rail - Colchester North
By Air - Stansted
By Sea - Harwich

The Red Lion Hotel is a Grade I listed building, which was built in 1465, it is one of the oldest inns in East Anglia. It is positioned in the town centre of historic Colchester

The old Banqueting Hall, which is now the Parliament Restaurant, has a remarkable high Tudor beamed ceiling. The bedrooms are individually furnished with antiques and have original Tudor features, including exposed beams and Wattle and daub walls.
www.s-h-systems.co.uk/hotels/theredlionhotel.html

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:21 PM

The Red Lion Hotel is an historical Grade 1 listed building (c1465) located in the town centre of historic Colchester. The hotel is one of the oldest inns in East Anglia and has been described as 'a fine example of Tudor England'.

The old Banqueting Hall, which is now the Parliament Restaurant, has a remarkable beamed ceiling. The bedrooms are individually furnished with antiques and have a wealth of original exposed beams and wattle and daub walls. The hotel is located in the town centre and there are numerous shops nearby including well known chain stores and smaller, boutique-style shops. A quiet retreat from the modern world outside, the hotels' Tudor features and warm red and gold fabrics provide a luxurious and relaxing environment in which to enjoy your stay. Colchester is Britain's oldest recorded town and was its first Roman capital. Today it is a thriving centre full of attractions for residents, visitors and businesses. It has a unique place in Britain's history, and is...
Full Article: www.paranormal-britain.co.uk/

The Red Lion Hotel, Colchester, Essex, England
The pub is said to have two ghosts, a young girl who haunts the kitchen, and a monk who perished in a fire.
Source: www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/hauntings/haunted_pubs.html

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:28 PM

Beeleigh Abbey, nr Maldon, Essex

My downfall was my support of Lady Jane Grey. Alas, she was Queen for only nine days in July 1553. Once Mary became Queen, supporters of Lady Jane were not dealt with kindly. They executed me...
Full Article: pages.zoom.co.uk/hauntedplaces/beeleigh.htm

Beeleigh Abbey was founded by Premonstratensian Canons in 1180. It was here that Abbot Thomas Cok, who had previously successfully defended himself against a charge of plotting against Henry IV, was poisoned in 1403 by fellow-priest Canon Ultyng. In 1540, as a reward for services rendered, Henry VIII gave the property, for the sum of £300, to Sir John Gates, who became Captain of the Royal Guard during the brief reign of Edward VI.

Sir John did not live at Beeleigh for very long however. On the death of Edward VI he supported the lost cause of Lady Jane Grey and was beheaded at Tower Hill on 22nd August, 1553, on the orders of a very angry “Bloody” Mary.

There are two separate hauntings at Beeleigh Abbey. Annually, on 11th August, a short time before the anniversary of Sir John’s execution, haunting wailing sounds echo around the house and these are thought to emanate from Sir John himself, bemoaning his “forthcoming” appointment with the executioner’s axe. He has also been seen walking in the James Bedroom in the orthodox head-under-arm manner.

The second haunting is confined to the James Bedroom. The impression of a body has been seen on several occasions, lying on the four-poster bed. There is no clue to the identity of this second person.
Source: members.aol.com/MercStG2/GOSEENGPage1. .

Figure of a Hooded Person
Location: Maldon; Beeleigh Abbey, near Maldon
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / time if known: 22 August (reoccurring)
Further comments: Just one of many spooky happenings at Beeleigh Abbey, the ghost of what is believed to be a monk has been observed standing in a corner of the James Room. A poltergeist has also been reported, opening a trapdoor and vibrating beds.

Sir John Gate Wails
Location: Maldon; Beeleigh Abbey, near Maldon
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / time if known: 11 (or 22) August (Reoccurring)
Further comments: The 11 August marks the time when Sir John Gate was held prisoner in the house, waiting to be beheaded in 1553. On that date he can be heard screaming and crying though out the building.

Headless Male
Location: Maldon; Beeleigh Abbey, near Maldon
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / time if known: Second Week of August
Further comments: Said to be the ghost of John Gate, who was executed in 1553 for supporting Lady Jane Grey. His wails have also been heard.Source: www.paranormaldatabase.co...ommald.htm

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:30 PM

Epping Forest, Essex (1/2 hour drive from 'ere B) )

A frightened television crew had to be rescued from the dark depths of Epping Forest after stumbling upon the ghost of Dick Turpin during a live night-time broadcast.

The crew from the LivingTV cable and satellite channel went into the forest with a psychic medium who, live on air, tracked down the famous highwayman's spirit and enjoyed a revealing conversation with him.

However after the close encounter the crew realised they had strayed from the path and were hopelessly lost.

They were in the forest as part of a three-day live shoot following Dick Turpin's last days for the channel's Most Haunted series.

Fronted by former Blue Peter presenter Yvette Fielding, the crew headed into the Loughton Camp area of Epping Forest, just outside Loughton, in the late evening on Tuesday, December 30, armed only with torches, and their equipment.

The crew, who were filming in infra-red with remote wireless cameras, tracked the highwayman's spirit down after an hour in the forest.

LivingTV's director of programming, Richard Woolfe, said: "The psychic medium was basically trying to show Yvette Fielding the spirit of Dick Turpin, which actually presented itself in the undergrowth and this was why they went off the footpath and deeper into the forest.

"They suddenly realised they had no idea where they were. They hadn't got a clue."

After the encounter the team was forced to radio for help and luckily head forest keeper Keith French was nearby and able to lead them out.

Mr Woolfe said: "It was fortunate he was nearby because otherwise we don't know what we would have done."

Recounting his experience to the Guardian, Mr French said: "I drove down to where the sound crew were and walked off into the forest with a torch looking for them. They'd just become disorientated in the dark but seemed very grateful that I found them."

The ghost of Turpin told the medium, Derek Acorah, that he spent most of his time in the forest these days, ever since being hanged in 1739.

"He revealed all sorts of things about what he does in the forest. He rides through regularly and a lot of viewers got in touch with us saying they've been in the forest and heard hooves and felt someone watching them," Mr Woolfe said.

The show has been LivingTV's most successful live broadcast with three million viewers over the three days.

The shoot started in Hampstead Heath on December 29 and finished in York, where Turpin was hanged, on New Year's Eve.

Mr Woolfe said the response from viewers regarding Epping Forest had been great with many local people reporting strange goings on during the programme, such as power cuts and lights going on and off.

"One of the crew's torches mysteriously drained as well, even though it had brand new batteries," he added.

Dick Turpin was born in Essex in 1706 and was hanged 33 years later. He got his highwayman reputation when he and his partner in crime used to hide out in a cave in Epping Forest and rob unsuspecting passers-by of their belongings. Before this he robbed homes in the area...
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Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:34 PM

Pubs for after a long day reasearching... B) lol

St Anne's Castle, Great Leighs, Essex, England St Anne's Castle dates back to the medieval period, it is reputed to have a haunted room and poltergeist activity has been experienced in the past.

The pub is also associated with the legend of a local witch, who was buried underneath a stone at a crossroads on Scrap BAD_WORD's Green. When the stone was moved during the Second World War, the spirit of the witch is said to have haunted the village and the pub. The stone is now in the pub's car park.

The Bell Inn, Sible Hedingham, Essex, England One room is said to be haunted by a young girl with black hair - Catherine Canham - who once lived there. The inn has a 300-year-old history.

The Red Lion Hotel, Colchester, Essex, England The pub is said to have two ghosts, a young girl who haunts the kitchen, and a monk who perished in a fire.

The Black Horse in White Roding is said to have a ghost who plays the piano. Many guests have reported hearing a piano being played.
Source: www.bbc.co.uk/essex/featu...pubs.shtml

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:37 PM

Coggeshall, Essex

Coggeshall is haunted by the ghost of a 16th century woodcutter named Robin, who is said to have carved a beautiful image called the 'Angel of the Christmas Mysteries'.

The statue was hidden during the Reformation and never found afterwards. Robin's ghost has been reported near a brook, known locally as Robin's Brook, and the blows of his ghostly axe have been heard at a distance.
Source: www.bbc.co.uk/essex/featu...host.shtml

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 10:22 PM

JJ, you're such a showoff B) I wasnt aware of half those places, thanks, will come in handy for my next trip to the UK ;)
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