Holy Trinity Church. York Minster

The 13th century church is near York Minster. It is in the care of the ‘Churches’ Conservation Trust, and the interior has not changed in 200 years.

A local woman was visiting the churchyard and sat alone on a bench eating her lunch. She found herself joined by a man in Elizabethan dress. The figures head was bowed and the woman could not see his face, he then disappeared behind the church, so the woman returned to eating her sandwiches. Moments later the figure appeared again and started to walk rapidly towards her. To her horror she realised that the mans head was missing (and not bowed as she had presumed).

This ghost is thought to be Thomas Percy, the 7th Earl of Northumberland. Percy was beheaded in 1572, and his head placed upon a spike in London. Two years later catholic sympathisers took the head and buried it in Holy Trinity Churchyard, however the location is unknown. The ghost of the Earl returns to the churchyard a tirelessly searches for his buried head.

Loves a good ghost story, especially whilst sat in front of an open log fire on a cold and dark winters night.

One Comment on "Holy Trinity Church. York Minster"

  1. rachel says:

    Spooky story.

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