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Hidden East Anglia:

Landscape Legends of Eastern England


The haunted landscape:



Aylmerton ~ The Shrieking Pits   Akenham ~ The Devil at the church
Beeston Regis ~ Farmer Reynolds' stone   Barking ~ The haunted oak
  The bottomless beck      
Binham ~ The ghostly monk   Beccles ~

Nelson's Tree

Brooke ~ Shrieking Woman's Grove   Blythburgh ~ Toby's Walks
Burgh St. Peter ~ The churchyard skeleton   Burgate ~ The hanging tree
Croxton ~ The hearse from the pit Burgh ~

Skeleton Hole

East Runton ~ A smuggler's grave White-foot Lane
East Somerton ~ The witch tree Butley ~ The suicidal prior
Gillingham ~ The haunted gate Clopton (near Woodbridge) ~ The guarded treasure
Gorleston ~ The Lily Pit Dallinghoo ~ The haunted gatepost
Great Melton ~ The Blow Hill pit   Eyke ~ White Woman's Lane

The distressed ghost

  Fornham St. Genevieve ~ Red Hannah
Happisburgh ~ The Pump Hill spectre Friston ~ White Hannah
Hardley ~ The haunted cross-stone   Gisleham ~ The phantom battle
Harleston ~ The Witch-pool   Great Barton ~ The haunted mere
Hickling ~ The hooded monk   Hadleigh ~ Mary Miller's grave
Hilgay ~ Ghost at the church   Icklingham ~ Deadman's Grave
Horstead ~ The mill pond     The witch's path
Ingham ~ Ghost in the Pit   Lowestoft ~ The man in white shirt-sleeves
Kirby Bedon ~ The churchyard rider   Mendham ~ Hulk's Grave
Langley ~ The monks under the Broad   Polstead ~ Hellin's Bottom
Long Stratton ~ The bound ghost   Rendlesham ~ A haunted pond
Lyng ~ The phantom nuns   Sotterley ~ The ghost at the oak tree
  The Great Stone of Lyng     Kate's Parlour

Balor's Pit

  Tannington ~ Fiddler's Hill
Moulton St. Mary ~ The headless horseman   Uggeshall ~ Hogg's Corner
Neatishead ~ Heard's Hole   Walberswick ~

The Heath Horse

Northrepps ~ The Shrieking Pit Wenhaston ~ Peggy's Stile
North Walsham ~ Around the church backwards Westleton ~ The Red Stile
Norwich ~ Cromwell's ghostly horses Westley ~ The White Lady at the old church
Old Catton ~ White Woman Lane West Stow ~ The haunted thorns
Ranworth ~ The phantom guard dog Winston ~ The haunted pool
Santon ~ The haunted well   Wissett ~

Cole's Arch

Shelfanger ~ The candlestick in the pond     The grey lady's pond
Sheringham ~ The haunted heap of stones     The ghost on the tree
Shipdham ~ A haunted pond     The Halleluia Pond
Swanton Morley ~ The haunted tree     Lodge Pond
Taverham ~ Ghost Hill
Unknown location ~  Thet Hill
Wicklewood ~ The coach from the pit
Worstead ~ The White Lady of Christmas


Cambridge ~ Grey Lady   Ashdon ~ The Lady Well
  A haunted gateway   Ashingdon ~ The bloodstained hill
Elm ~ Light on the mound     The crying ghost
Great Abington ~ Sunken Church Field   Barling ~ Weir Pond
Harston ~ The lady at the bridge   Basildon ~ The red monk
Heydon ~ The haunted ditch   Boxted ~ Betty Potter's Dip
Horseheath ~ Money Lane   Brentwood ~ Mosbach Pond
Leverington ~ Rabbit Hill   Canewdon ~ Legends of the witches
Litlington ~ Heaven's Walls   Canvey Island ~ Lost in the Lake
Little Downham ~ Witch's Hole   Chelmsford ~ Running round the church
Littleport ~ Bulldog Bridge   Chrishall ~ The plague tree
Murrow ~ Ghost Hill   Clacton ~

Bocking's Elm

Stapleford ~ The Wandlebury warrior Ghost from the water
Stow cum Quy ~ The lady's treasure   Colchester ~ Charlotte's Well
Waterbeach ~ Monks in the tunnel   Danbury ~ Moores Bridge

Soldiers' Hill

  Epping ~ The suicide pool
West Wratting ~ The White Lady at the Gate
Whittlesford ~ The Chronicle Hills   Ghosts from the pond
      Felsted ~ The Felsted Hag
      Foulness ~ A haunted pond
      Fryerning ~ Another haunted pond
      Great Baddow ~ Secret tunnels
      Great Wakering ~ Baker's Grave
      Greensted ~ Draper's Corner
      Hawkwell ~ The double tree
      Horndon on the Hill ~ The donkey pond
      Kelvedon Hatch ~ The ghost at the pond
      Little Baddow ~

Alice at Grace's Bridge

Colam Lane pond

      Little Waltham ~ The witch's stone of Scrapfaggots Green
      Maldon ~ Secret tunnel
      Mersea Island ~

The haunted causeway...

...and the haunted mound

      Mistley ~ Hopping Bridge & Ducking Pond
      Mount Bures ~ Craig's Bridge
      Mucking ~ The lady in the pond
        The smuggler at the tree
      Pitsea ~

The monk on the mount

The witch's grave (that isn't)

      Ramsden Crays ~ Crays Hill
      Runwell ~ Circling the church
      Southend ~ The bride in the pond
      Stanford-le-Hope ~ The pony in the pond
      St. Osyth ~ St. Osyth's Well
      Thorrington ~ Secret tunnel
      Thundersley ~

The Daws Heath burials

Shrieking Boy's Wood

The drowned woman at the stile

      Tollesbury ~ Jordan's Green
      Waltham Abbey ~ Hangman's Hill
      Wicken Bonhunt ~ The haunted battlefield
      Wormingford ~ Ghost of the mere


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