Overlooking the harbour in the Cornish fishing village of Boscastle, The Wellington Hotel is haunted by the ghosts of a man and young lady.
The Wellington Hotel is one of Cornwall’s oldest Coaching Inns and dates back to the 16th Century. Originally known as the Bos Castle Hotel, the Hotel was renamed after the death of the “Iron Duke”, the Duke Of Wellington.
The ghostly figure of a man, complete with frilly shirt and ponytail, has been seen disappearing though the wall near the Hotels reception room. The ghost of a young lady who committed suicide by leaping from a tower attached to the building has also been seen in the area.
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Haunted by the ghost of William Penfound, who was murdered in December 1356.
“Certain satellites of Satan, names unknown, on the Feast of St John the Apostle – which makes the crime worse – broke into the Parish Church of Poundstock within our Diocese with a host of armed men, during Mass, and before Mass was scarcely completed they furiously entered the Chancel and with swords and staves cut down William Penfound, clerk. Vestments and other Church Ornaments were desecrated with human blood in contempt of the Creator, in contempt of the Church, to the subversion of ecclesiastical liberty and the disturbance of the peace of the realm. Where will we be safe from crime if the Holy Church, our Mother, the House of God and the Gateway to Heaven is thus deprived of its sanctity?” Bishop of Exeter.
Penfound’s ghosts has been seen in the graveyard,and standing church altar. He has also been seen floating to Penfound Manor, where the Penfound family continued to live for another 400 years.
Bodmin Moor surrounds the chapel at Roche Rock in Cornwall. It is haunted by the despairing cries from the ghost of Jan Tregeagle.
In life he was a seventeenth century corrupt local magistrate. Tregeagle earned a reputation as a crook and swindler, and bribed clergy to bury him in consecrated ground when he died. The bizarre story has it that after Tregeagle’s death he emerged from the grave to appear as a witness in court. Continue reading →