Norwich

 
 


Victorian Female Murder Victim

Location: Norwich - 19 Magdalen Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Staff at the shop have been subjected to the sounds of footsteps in empty parts of the building, cold spots and drafts, and a shadowy figure seen on the staircase. The haunting is speculated to be a result of a murder in the late nineteenth century.


 
 


Sam the Lord Sheffield

Location: Norwich - Adam and Eve public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1549 onwards
Further Comments: Dying at the inn in 1549, Lord Sheffield (now nicknamed Sam) now makes the odd appearance in the building. Sometimes staff report the feeling of someone running fingers through their hair, even though no one else is nearby. In 2006 one man reported seeing a ghostly hand holding a head while sitting in the pub's car park.


 
 


Lady in Grey

Location: Norwich - Augustine Steward House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century?
Further Comments: When the plague killed the occupants of this building, the house was boarded up for several weeks. Unfortunately a young girl in the house had survived; she staved to death, unable to escape. Her grey ghost haunts both the Augustine Steward House and the Tombland alleyway.


 
 


Poltergeist

Location: Norwich - Cathedral Close
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Items began to move on their own accord after builders broke up an old stone staircase in one building along here. The activity died down after church officials were brought in to investigate.


 
 


Highwayman

Location: Norwich - Coachmaker's Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom figure (who looks similar to Dick Turpin) stands at the end of the bar, and has been mistaken for a paying customer. A ghostly woman in black reportedly walks down the staircase, while bottles and glasses fall from the shelves without just cause.


 
 


Mr Issacs, a Former Rabbi

Location: Norwich - Cupit (or Curat) House (town centre)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Third week of November, 1889 onwards
Further Comments: Since a building extension, the ghost of Mr Issacs has been heard walking in the upper part of the house. Evidence discovered indicated that the Rabbi may have killed his wife, and as punishment, his spirit returns.


 
 


Father Ignatius

Location: Norwich - Elm Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This holy man cursed several people who died soon after, so the locals forced him to flee the city. His shade walks along this hill, big black bible in hand, still cursing the unwary.


 
 


John Aggas

Location: Norwich - Henry's (formally the Lamb Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1999
Further Comments: Last seen sitting on a chair by a window, this friendly phantom is thought to be John Aggas, a former landlord who was murdered by his brother in law. The ethereal John would make himself known to children staying at the inn, by perching on the foot of their bed and recounting ghost stories!


 
 


Black Robed Priest Celebrating Mass

Location: Norwich - Maddermarket Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1920s
Further Comments: Once a church, the theatre is now known for the infrequent sightings of a spectral priest, though little has been seen or heard from the spirit since the 1920's.


 
 


Lady in Grey

Location: Norwich - Maid's Head Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This old woman dressed in grey clothing walks around the hotel, the smell of lavender following her. She is believed to be a former maid at the building. A former mayor of the city walks around the courtyard shaking his head.


 
 


Old Lady in a Black Dress

Location: Norwich - Norwich Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1820 onwards
Further Comments: The first ghost sighting here dates back to 1820 when several prisoners were scared 'half to death' by something indescribable. More recently, staff at the castle museum have reported watching an old lady float around the grounds. There are rumours that the hill on which the castle stands conceals the grave of an old king, together with his hoard of silver and gold.


 
 


Large Rat

Location: Norwich - Railway Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This station is home to a frightful entity which takes the form of a rat-like creature with large teeth and obnoxious breath.


 
 


Lady in Grey Again

Location: Norwich - Samson and Hercules House, and area around Tombland
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost which haunts the nearby Augustine Steward House has also been seen here, her grey form drifting around, the legs fading away just below the knee.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Norwich - Strangers Club, Elm Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Heard walking on the wooden floorboards upstairs, the owner of these footfalls can never be found when the upper story is investigated.


 
 


Phantom Footfalls

Location: Norwich - Tap & Spile, Oak Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Footfalls and poltergeist activity is blamed on the ghost of a former landlord who was executed for the murder of a prostitute.


 
 


Screaming

Location: Norwich - The Bridge House public house (currently the Lollard’s Pit), Riverside Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Constructed over sixteenth century holding cells, the screams are assumed to be those of terrified prisoners.


 
 


Little Boy

Location: Norwich - Wild Man public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century?
Further Comments: A former staff member claimed to have seen a young boy run across the bar area and disappear up the staircase, though no trace of him could be found. He is thought to have died in the cellar in a fire, where heavy barrels are now heard moving across the floor late at night.


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