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Haunted Ashdown House, Oxfordshire

Haunting & Manifestation of Ashdown House & Grounds

The Haunting & Manifestations of Ashdown House & Grounds

Ashdown House (also known as Ashdown Park) is a 17th century country house in the  county of Oxfordshire. Until recent boundary changes in 1974 the house was in the county of Berkshire.

Several ghosts have been reputed to haunt the house and the vast grounds that surround the estate. Visitors to the house and the estate have reported hearing and on some occasions glimpsing a phantom crying child in the nearby Ashdown Woods, while other visitors have suggested the stables on the grounds are home to a ghostly groom who hung himself. A grey lady is also said to gaze from a window on the second floor of the house.

Public access is restricted to the stairs and roof, with broad views of Berkshire Downs. There is also public access to the neighbouring Ashdown Woods. Admission is by guided tour daily from April to October.

Faringdon Churchyard. Oxfordshire

Haunted by the headless ghost of Sir Robert’s son Officer Hampden Pye of the Royal Navy.

Haunted by the headless ghost of Sir Robert’s son Officer Hampden Pye of the Royal Navy.

Who in the 17th century was tragically decapitated by a canon ball in the heat of sea battle. His death was rumored to have been murder, and at the hands of his wicked Step-Mother. She was thought to have bribed the ship’s Captain, into causing the death. Pye is buried in the churchyard and his ghost walks amongst the stones. In the church, you can still see one of the parliamentary cannon balls.

Langston Priory. Oxfordshire

In the 1960′s a ghost used to appear frequently in the form of a white shape and looking very much like a nun in head-dress.

In the 1960’s a ghost used to appear frequently in the form of a white shape and looking very much like a nun in head-dress.

Room 1 was the main area of activity for this entity, which would politely cough to announce its presence, then proceed to shuffle its feet.