Below is a list of reportedly haunted locations in Great Britain that appear in and around religious locations, or include religious individuals.

The list is ongoing and will be regularly updated.

Last Update: August 4, 2016

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LOCATION

ANNE TREBLE – Housekeeper around the WW1 period, seen around the church.

ABBOTS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

COWLED MONK – usually just the torso seen, hovering above the ground.

ALWINTON, NORTHUMBERLAND, ENGLAND

ARLINGHAM CHURCH – 1902 sighting of a lady dressed in black, known as Mrs Budge, a local housekeeper.

ARLINGHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

14TH CENTURY RECTORY – a figure known as ‘Button Cap’.

BARNACK, NORTHUMBERLAND, ENGLAND

MONK APPARITION – spotted in an area known as Catern’s Grave.

BASINGSTOKE, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND

BLOOD FOUNTAIN AT BATTLE ABBEY

BATTLE, EAST SUSSEX, ENGLAND

BILSINGTON PRIORY – reports of a procession of ghostly monks, said to be most common at 6pm.

BILSINGTON, KENT, ENGLAND

OLD COACH HOUSE – former vicarage – the ghost of a shadowy figure in a cap and cape,

BLACKPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

RAIKES HALL – a former convent school that guests a ghostly nun.

BLACKPOOL, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

   

BORLEY RECTORY – a ghostly nun and odd activity over a long period.

BORLEY, ESSEX BORDER, ENGLAND

OLD RECTORY – reports of a ‘Grey Monk’, witnessed by many people and the subject of an SPR investigation.

BOUGHTON MALHERBE, KENT, ENGLAND

BRIDGE CHURCH – the apparition of a young lady, often seen carrying a linen basket.

BRIDGE, KENT, ENGLAND

ALL SAINTS CHURCH – black monk apparition seen by many people, but not for many years.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND

ARNOS VALE MANOR – the reported ghost of a nun.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND

BRISTOL CATHEDRAL – grey monk

BRISTOL, ENGLAND

CORN STREET – 1846 sightings of an old man dressed in clothes of the ‘Calendars’

BRISTOL, ENGLAND

   

ROYAL YORK CRESCENT, CLIFTON – reports of a ghostly nun in blue.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND

NORMAN CHAPEL HOUSE – sightings of monks in the house and gardens.

BROAD CAMPDEN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

BROCKLEY COURT – sightings of a hooded monk.

BROCKLEY, SOMERSET, ENGLAND

ST NICHOLAS CHURCH – little brown lady, footsteps and whispering.

 BROCKLEY, SOMERSET, ENGLAND

   

BURFORD PRIORY – moving objects, disembodied screams, male figure.

A small monk, dressed in brown – many witnesses.

BURFORD, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

ABBEY – unusual spiritual activity and sighting of monks.

BURY ST. EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND

   

ORGAN-PLAYING MONK

CAISTOR, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND

BURGATE – the ghost of a monk, seen many times.  Disappeared after the Christian burial of a discovered skeleton.

CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND

CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL – the ghost of Nell Cook, a murderess.  Also a tale of a ghostly verger, seen in 1976.  Other accounts claiming to have seen Thomas Beckett.

CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND

HOWFIELD MANOR – ghostly monks and sounds of chanting.

CHARTHAM, KENT, ENGLAND

CHECKLEY CHURCH – a phantom monk and the ghost of a small, white dog.

CHECKLEY, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

CHECKLEY RECTORY – the ghost of a former rector’s wife, witnessed on several occasions.

CHECKLEY, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

APPARITION OF A NUN – sighting of a nun in a former school/nunnery, now flats.

  • I’m wondering if this ‘anonymous location’ might be the infamous ‘Woman in Black’ at Pittville Circus Road

CHELTENHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

REV. SAMPSON HIERON – a former reverend who tends to appear in a local pub; ‘The White Horse Inn’.

CHILHAM, KENT, ENGLAND

ST JAMES CHURCH – sightings of a ‘grey lady’.

CIRENCESTER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

DANCING MONKS – dressed in white.

COGGESHALL, ESSEX, ENGLAND

COOLING CHURCHYARD – a detailed reports of male and female apparitions dressed in Victorian costumes and odd lights

COOLING, KENT, ENGLAND

CHURCHYARD – story of a tiny, angry monk; as seen by Lady Pennoyer.

CORSHAM, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND

HAUNTED VICARAGE – former vicar, Maurice Frost.

DEDDINGTON, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

CHURCHYARD – apparition of a tall man in rustic clothing.

DEERHURST, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

OLD PARSONAGE – 1898 – tales of paranormal activity and noises in the house.

DIDSBURY, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

ST PETER’S CHURCH – apparition of a ‘white lady’.

DUMBLETON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

GREYFRIARS MONASTERY – (ruins) – odd lights, shadowy monks and the sound of music.  Also, the ghost of a Victorian man, seen in woods near Greyfriars.

DUNWICH, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND

FRIARY – haunting, apparitions.

EAST BERGHOLT, ESSEX, ENGLAND

APPARITION OF A LIVING VICAR – 1908 – seen at the Vicarage by three witnesses.

EAST RUDHAM, NORFOLK, ENGLAND

EASTRY CHURCH – the apparition of a monk-like figure.

  • Famous photograph taken in 1956.

EASTRY, KENT, ENGLAND

ELM VICARAGE – apparition of a monk and the sound of a church bell.

ELM, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND

PARSONAGE OF REVEREND SAMUEL WESLEY – poltergeist activity, several witnesses.

Also a story from the early 1900’s.

EPWORTH – LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND

EVENLODE CHURCH – monk-like figures spotted near the church at a residence called ‘Two Stones’.  Sightings also of a lady holding a candle.

EVENLODE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

   

FARNHAM PARISH CHURCH – sound of choir singing, moving lights, apparitions performing a High Mass, other apparitions and noises.

 FARNHAM, SURREY, ENGLAND

FLAXLEY ABBEY – sightings of a monk, thought to be from the 16C.

FLAXLEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

THE BAYLE – sightings of groups of monks in brown robes working.  Also the sounds of singing/chanting.  Seen and heard by many people.

FOLKESTONE, KENT, ENGLAND

LAKE BURWAIN – the apparition of a monk, seen waving the stump of an arm.

FOULRIDGE, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

REMAINS OF A CHURCH – legend of the ghost of an old lady who stopped the church bells from being stolen.

FROCESTER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

BLACKFRIARS – sighting of a monk in 1870 and again in 1969.

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND

GAMBIER PARRY LODGE – Tewkesbury Road – sightings of a nun, with a child.

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL – legend of the ghost of a boy who died during the construction of the cathedral.

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND

GREYFRIARS – reportedly haunted by monks..

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND

SAD MONK IN A VICARAGE – apparition and noises.

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND

ST. MARY DE LODE CHURCH – several sightings of a phantom priest.

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND

ST. MICHAEL’S GATE – sightings of a ‘sad’ monk.

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND

CHINGLE HALL – (now a private home) – sightings of several monks in the house.

GOOSNARGH, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

OLD VICARAGE – a ghost thought to be Rupert Brooke, the WWI poet.

GRANTCHESTER, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND

HAILES ABBEY – (ruin) – old sightings of monks wandering amongst the ruins and sounds of chanting.

HAILES, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

CHURCHYARD – a ghost known as ‘Old Tanner’, seen wandering around the churchyard.

HAMPSTEAD NORRIS, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND

PENNIS LANE – reports of the ghost of a murdered nun seen on the lane.

HARTLEY, KENT, ENGLAND

WARBLETON PRIORY – part of a former Augustan building, two skulls, also a pair of ghostly white hands.

HEATHFIELD, SUSSEX, ENGLAND

BLACK HOUSE – apparition of a monk and odd noises.

HIGHER BRIXHAM, DEVON, ENGLAND

HITCHIN PRIORY – apparitions of a Cavalier and a grey lady.

HITCHIN, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

BAYHAM ABBEY – reports of phantom monks, disembodied voices, the aroma of incense, music and the sound of bells.

HOOK GREEN, KENT, ENGLAND

LADYE PLACE – ghostly monks.

HURLEY, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND

BUTTER MARKET – on the site of a former monastery – several sightings of an elderly monk, plus loud footsteps.

IPSWICH, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND

BETHESDA CHAPEL (now a shop) – figure in black and movement of objects.  Not seen in ages.

KEYNSHAM, SOMERSET, ENGLAND

LANGENHOE CHURCH (DEMOLISHED) – apparitions, voices and noises.

LANGENHOE, ESSEX, ENGLAND

LAWFORD CHURCH – a procession of monks.  Also, the odd case of an extra ‘bride’ being seen on some photographs at weddings – also seen as a separate ghost around the churchyard.

LAWFORD, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND

 CHURCHYARD – sightings of a ghostly monk.

LEONARD STANLEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

LITTLEDEAN HALL – sightings of a ghostly monk.

LITTLEDEAN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

MANOR HOUSE – male presence, movements and odd events.

LITTLE GADDESDEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

ST. DUNSTAN’S CHURCH – procession of ghostly monks.

LONDON, ENGLAND

ST JAMES CHURCH – GARLICK HILL – male apparition, resembling a ‘mummy’.

LONDON, ENGLAND

ST. JAMES’S PALACE – hideous ghost of a mutilated man and other tales.

LONDON, ENGLAND

WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL – apparition dressed in black.

LONDON, ENGLAND

PARISH CHURCHYARD AND  RECTORY – female apparition and footsteps.

LUDLOW, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND

DRIFFIELD ROAD – sighting of three monks.

LYDNEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

CHURCH PATH OF ST. MARY THE VIRGIN – whispered conversations.

LYTCHETT-MALTRAVERS, DORSET, ENGLAND

WYTHENSHAWE PARK – several sightings of groups of monks, walking in the park but at a different ground level.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

BISHAM ABBEY – female apparition.

MARLOW, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND

GALLOWSTREE LANE – the apparition of a monk within a 400-year old cottage, built originally with stones from Calwich Abbey.

MAYFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

HEADLESS MONK – sighted in the village by several people.

MEOPHAM, KENT, ENGLAND

MINSDEN CHAPEL – ghostly monk, other apparitions, singing and noises.

MINSDEN, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

BENGAL HOUSE – Oxford Street – sounds of giggling and shuffling, plus movements.

MORETON-IN-MARSH, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

CHURCH STREET – old tales of an apparition walking through a church wall, float across the road and enter Lilac Cottage.

MORETON-IN-MARSH, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

THE OLD PARSONAGE – Church Street – apparitions of priests knelt and standing in prayer.

MORETON-IN-MARSH, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

   

WANDERING MONKS – spotted in fields around Cotswold House, carrying a large box.

NORTH NIBLEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

 

NEWARK PARK – phantom monks and chanting.

OZLEWORTH, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

ST NICHOLAS CHURCH – apparition of Lady Dering, noises and odd lights.

PLUCKLEY, KENT, ENGLAND

ST JOHN’S PRIORY – ghostly singing and chanting.

POLING, SUSSEX, ENGLAND

POLSTEAD RECTORY – 1978 – various sightings by a family – there is a history of paranormal activity (and some exorcisms) dating back to the early 1800’s.

POLSTEAD, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND

CHURCH – ghost of an abbot, dressed in black.

PRESTBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

MONK – sighting of a leering monk seen in the town.

PRESTBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

RANDWICK WOODS – sightings of a monk; apparently a photo of the ghost was once on show at the ‘Vine Tree’ pub.

RANDWICK, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

ST WILFRED’S CHURCH – the ghosts of two Roman soldiers seen by a former vicar.

RIBCHESTER, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

LANE BY THE PUB AND MANOR – ghost of a monk.

SNOWSHILL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

RECTORY – apparition of a monk and a nun, seen by several people.  Also a ghost nurse.

SOUTHFLEET, KENT, ENGLAND

WALTON-LE-DALE CHURCH – 1560 – several tales of paranormal activity, including tales of necromancy and witchcraft.

SOUTH RIBBLE, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

OLD VICARAGE – unexplained noises.

SOUTHWOLD, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND

STONE CHURCHYARD – 1781 – the ghost of Tom Meaykin, apparently murdered and now laid to rest.

STONE, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

ST GREGORY’S CHURCH – mysterious footsteps, heard by several people, along with the apparition of a man.

SUDBURY, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND

   

RECTORY – unusual incidents, locked doors opening and closing.

SYDERSTONE, NORFOLK, ENGLAND

ST. EDITHA’S CHURCH – reports of ghostly footsteps on a spiral staircase, currently thought to be related to architectural design than paranormal activity.

TAMWORTH, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

TEWKESBURY ABBEY – sightings of two monks.  Also of a ‘white lady’ in the churchyard.

TEWKESBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

TINTERN ABBEY -alleged tale of communication with a soldier from the time of Henry II.

TINTERN, CHEPSTOW, WALES

ST MARY’S – reported ghost of Alexander Pope and odd noises.

TWICKENHAM, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

   

OWLPEN MANOR – ghost of a monk dressed in black.

ULEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

UTTOXETER PARISH CHURCH – 1977 – sighting of a lady with grey hair.

UTTOXETER, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

WALBERSWICK PARISH CHURCH –  several sightings of a man dressed in Victorian clothing with a newspaper under his arm.

WALBERSWICK, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND

WATTON ABBEY – the reportedly headless apparition of a woman and child.

WATTON, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND

WEST DRAYTON CHURCH – black, spectral bird.

WEST DRAYTON, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND

OLD VICARAGE – apparition of a woman and odd noises.

 

WEST HARPTREE, SOMERSET, ENGLAND

WESTON MANOR HOTEL – ‘Mad Maude’, a ghost thought to be a nun who once made romantic visits to a monk.

 WESTON-ON-THE-GREEN, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

WHALLEY ABBEY – 1520 – the story of a ghostly monk and a phantom abbot.  

A PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN OF A GHOSTLY MONK IN 1966.

WHALLEY, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

SPINNEY ABBEY – ancient priory, haunted by singing monks, apparitions and odd lights.

WICKEN, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND

BELAS KNAP LONG BARROW – a procession of monks with possible time disturbance.  Also a report of poltergeist activity at the site and odd lights and drumming sounds.

WINCHCOMBE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND