Shadows in the Nave: A Guide to the Haunted Churches of England

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A comprehensive history and guide to England's 75 most haunted churches, chapels, and churchyards
 The haunted history of England's churches and chapels is brought vividly to life in this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated modern guide. Readers will encounter the compelling world of the unseen linked with a thousand years of worship, including the Tudor phantom of Rycote, the lonely monk of Minsden Chapel, and the black-magic ghosts of Clophill, to name but a few. ...

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Overview

A comprehensive history and guide to England's 75 most haunted churches, chapels, and churchyards
 The haunted history of England's churches and chapels is brought vividly to life in this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated modern guide. Readers will encounter the compelling world of the unseen linked with a thousand years of worship, including the Tudor phantom of Rycote, the lonely monk of Minsden Chapel, and the black-magic ghosts of Clophill, to name but a few. Combining a wealth of historical and paranormal information with stunning original and atmospheric photographs, this volume is perfect for researchers and armchair ghost hunters alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752459202
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Adams and Eddie Brazil have contributed articles to such publications as Ghost Voices, Paranormal, and VisionPeter Underwood is the author of more than 40 books on the paranormal, including Guide to Ghosts and Haunted Places and Haunted London.

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Table of Contents

Authors' Note 5

Haunted Churches: An Introduction 7

London and Suburbs 15

1 St Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London 15

2 Christ Church Newgate/Grey friars Churchyard, City of London 18

3 St James's Church, Garlick Hill, City of London 20

4 St Magnus the Martyr, City of London 22

5 St Michael's Church, Highgate, North London 25

6 Westminster Abbey, Central London 28

7 St Dunston's Church, East Acton, West London 32

8 St Giles Church, Camberwell, South East London 33

South East 36

9 Chapel of St Peter on the Wall, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex 36

10 St Nicholas Church, Canewdon, Essex 38

11 St George's Church, Anstey, near Buntingford, Hertfordslure 41

12 St Lawrence Church, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire 44

13 Minsden Chapel, near Hitchen, Hertfordshire 45

14 Thundridge Old Church, near Ware, Hertfordshire 49

15 St Nicholas Church, Stevenage, Hertfordshire 50

16 St Mary's Church, Ashwell, Hertfordshire 51

17 St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon, near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire 53

18 Church of St Peter and St Paid, Tring, Hertfordshire 54

19 St Michael and All Angels, Aston Sandford, Buckinghamshire 56

20 Church of St Peter and St Paid, Ellesborough, Buckinghamshire 59

21 Holy Trinity Church, Penn, Buckinghamshire 60

22 St Lawrence Church, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 62

23 Priory Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hurley, Berkshire 65

24 Church of St Mary and St Nicholas, Leatherhead, Surrey 67

25 St Andrew's Parish Church, Farnham, Surrey 69

26 Bayham Abbey, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent 71

27 St Nicholas Church, Pluckley, Kent 71

28 Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clapham, near Worthing, West Sussex 73

29 Netley Abbey, near Southampton, Hampshire 76

30 Beaulieu Abbey, near Lyndhurst, Hampshire 78

31 St Lawrence Parish Church, Alton, Hampshire 79

32 St Mary's Church, Bramshott, near Liphook; Hampshire 80

33 All Saints' Church, Crondall, Hampshire 81

34 St Peter and Holy Cross, Wherwell, near Andover, Hampshire 83

35 Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire 83

36 Former Church of St Barnabas, Blackwater, near Newport, Isle of Wight 85

37 St Olave's Church, Gatcombe, Isle of Wight 87

South West 90

38 Knowlton Church, near Wimborne Minster, Dorset 90

39 Forde Abbey, near Chard, Dorset 92

40 St Nicholas Church, Sandford Orcas, Dorset 93

41 St James's Church, Luffincott, Devon 96

42 St Mary's Church, Ottery St Mary, Devon 97

43 St John the Apostle, Torquay, Devon 97

Eastern 100

44 St Mary's Church, Snettisham, Norfolk 100

45 St Michael's Church, Didlington, Norfolk 102

46 Thetford Priory, near Bury St Edmunds, Norfolk 104

47 Dunwich Village, Suffolk 107

48 Borley Church, Borley, Essex 109

49 St Mary the Virgin, Great Leighs, Essex 113

50 Langenhoe Church, Essex 115

51 St Osyth Priory, near Clacton-on-Sea, Essex 117

Midlands 120

52 St Mary's Old Church, Clophill, Bedfordshire 120

53 St Margaret's Church, Streatley, near Luton, Bedfordshire 123

54 All Saints' Church, Great Faringdon, Oxfordshire 124

55 St Nicholas Church, Emmington, Oxfordshire 126

56 Church of St Michael, Rycote, Oxfordshire 128

57 St Mary Magdalene, Sherborne, Gloucestershire 130

58 St Peter's Church, Hereford, Herefordshire 132

59 Ettington Park Church, Warwickshire 133

60 St Nicholas and St Peter ad Vincula, Curdworth, Warwickshire 134

61 St John the Baptist, Boughton, Northamptonshire 135

62 St Lawrence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire 136

63 St Andrew's Church, Stoke Dry, near Uppingham, Rutland 137

64 All Saints' Church, Ashover, Derbyshire 139

65 Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire 139

66 Epworth Rectory, Lincolnshire 140

North 142

67 St Mary's in the Baum, Rochdale, Lancashire 142

68 St Mary's and St Benedict's Church, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire 143

69 Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate, York, North Yorkshire 144

70 York Minster, North Yorkshire 144

71 Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire 146

72 St Andrew's Church, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear 148

73 The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear 150

74 Former Church of St Mary, Woodhorn, Northumberland 151

75 Thursby Church, between Wigton and Carlisle, Cumbria 152

Appendix: Additional Church Hauntings in Brief 155

Select Bibliography 160

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