Tomb Raiders - Legends of Hidden Treasure

 
 


Iron Chest

Location: Acton (Suffolk) - Wimbell Pond
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Protecting their hidden hoard of money, if anyone comes too close to discovering this secret stash a white figure appears and cries out 'That's mine!'.


 
 


Cockerel

Location: Alcocks Arbour (Warwickshire) - Area around the hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A demonic cockerel stands guard over a hidden treasure hoard within the hill - the last man to discover it was eaten by the bird.


 
 


Devil's Trackway

Location: Alton Priors (Wiltshire) - Knap Hill
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This causeway was said to have been constructed by the devil. There are also reports of buried treasure in the area.


 
 


Dragon Stone

Location: Anwick (Lincolnshire) - Drake Stone, currently in the churchyard
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: 1651, stone still present
Further Comments: A farmer watched in horror as his horses and plough were sucked underground in the middle of a field - a few seconds later a large dragon emerged and few off. The stone that remains today is said to cover the dragon's treasure. Some believe the dragon was in fact Satan.


 
 


Golden Idol

Location: Ash (Kent) - Exact location unknown
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Hunted for by many a treasure seeker, still yet to be discovered, a large statue made from solid gold is supposed to be hidden in the lands here.


 
 


Clashing Blades

Location: Ashmore (Dorset) - Cranborne Chase
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October, late 1920s
Further Comments: A member of the Ghost Club and his partner reported being surrounded by the sounds of men fighting, sword clashing with sword, and the moans of the dying. There are also tales of a golden coffin and stolen treasure buried in the area.


 
 


Horse and Rider

Location: Athlone (County Offaly) - Clonfinlough Stone
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Stone still present
Further Comments: This stone is carved with scenes which could depict an ancient battle. One legend says that at certain times of the year a horseman manifests and gallops around it. Another story states that a man named Michael will one day find two pots of gold under the stone.


 
 


Burial

Location: Avebury (Wiltshire) - Silbury Hill
Type: Other
Date / Time: Hill still present
Further Comments: The largest man made mound in Europe, no one can say for sure why the hill was built, though one group has alleged that it was the only way the builders knew of immobilising a great evil. The ghost of King Sil is also said to ride around the base of the mound on moonlit nights, while others believe that a horse and rider of solid gold are contained within. Finally, another ghost, this time headless, is said to haunt the base.


 
 


Arthur's Victory

Location: Badbury (Dorset) - Badbury Rings
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Battle in sixth century(?), entities in late twentieth century
Further Comments: This hillfort has been named by some as the location where King Arthur defeated the Saxons. Several phantasmic events also surround the Rings, including the sighting of a ghostly warrior on horseback, a spectral woman wearing a black dress, and an ugly dwarf-like entity which peers into the windows of parked cars. Finally, there are stories of a golden coffin buried in the area.


 
 


Money Stone

Location: Bandon (County Cork) - Monerone area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A rock in the centre of the road was known locally as the Money Stone, and was used to mark the location of buried treasure. People had tried to dig up the hoard, but were always scared off by a supernatural presence.


 
 


Tall Woman

Location: Barby (Northamptonshire) - Exact location unknown
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1851
Further Comments: The spirit that harassed a family in the unnamed building only ceased manifesting and creating loud bangs when they discovered a large sum of hidden money and paid off her debts.


 
 


The Glass Tower

Location: Bardsey Island (Gwynedd) - Exact location not known
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As well as the final resting place of King Arthur, Merlin is said to have kept the Thirteen Treasures of Britain within his glass tower that stood on Bardsey Island. These treasures were: 1) Dyrnwyn - the sword's blade would burst into flame when wielded by royalty, 2) The Hamper of Gwyddno Garanhir - the hamper would multiply its contents by five-score, 3) The Horn of Bran - this drinking beaker would provide whatever the user wanted to whet their lips, 4) The Chariot of Morgan the Wealthy - extremely fast magical travel, 5) The Halter of Clyno Eiddyn - any horse dreamt of would appear haltered in the morning, 6) The Knife of Llawfronedd the Horseman - would carve the meat at a meal for twenty four men, 7) The Cauldron of Diwrnach - would only boil water for a brave man, 8) The Whetstone of Tudwal Tudglyd - when used to sharpen the sword of a hero, any strike made by the weapon would be fatal, 9) The Coat of Padarn Redcoat - would only fit anyone of noble blood, 10) The Crock of Rhygenydd - would serve any food the user wanted, 11) The Dish of Rhygenydd - would serve any food the user desired, 12) The Chessboard of Gwenddolau - would play itself once set up, & 13) The Mantle of Arthur - would make the wearer invisible.


 
 


Bags of Gold

Location: Bearley (was Bearly) (Warwickshire) - Windmill (current status not known)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a former miller would hold down a flagstone, under which several bags of gold were said to be hidden. The hoard was only said to be accessible at the stroke of midnight during a full moon, when the phantom miller would take his ghostly horses to a pond to water.


 
 


Helpful Fairies

Location: Beedon (Berkshire) - Burrow Hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The little people here are traditionally helpful in nature, and once fixed a plough for a farmer. When archaeologists tried to dig up the barrow in 1850, a storm blew up and drove them away. A golden coffin is said to be buried in the area.


 
 


Golden Plough

Location: Belton (Norfolk) - Mill Hill (Belton Common)
Type: legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This barrow was once thought to contain a golden plough.


 
 


Headless Monk

Location: Bentley (Suffolk) - Bridge on road linking Brantham and Bentley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once based at Dodnash Priory, which once stood nearby, this monk now haunts the road between two villages. A single stone remains at the site of the priory, and it is said treasure is concealed underneath.


 
 


Golden Coffin

Location: Berwick St John (Wiltshire) - Winklebury Camp, also known as Winkelbury Camp
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A golden coffin is reputed to be buried in the area. Another legend says that if you walk around the hill seven times while swearing, the Devil will appear to grant you a single wish.


 
 


Williams' Treasure

Location: Bethesda (Gwynedd) - Site of a house once owned by Dr John Williams
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: Archbishop Williams appeared twice after his death to the female owner of a shop built where his house once stood. Williams instructed the woman to dig in a certain place in her garden, but she refused. Many years later, and father and son digging in the garden stumbled upon Williams' hidden hoard.


 
 


Coffin

Location: Bibury (Gloucestershire) - Saltway Barn Barrow
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A golden coffin is said to be buried in this long barrow.


 
 


Hording Lizard

Location: Bilsdale (Yorkshire) - Exact location not known
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A dragon was said to reside in a tumulus, protecting its hoard.


 
 


Headless Men

Location: Bisley (Gloucestershire) - Money Trump
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two people passing the trump reported seeing several phantom headless men. Treasure is said to be hidden here.


 
 


Normal Treasure

Location: Bloxworth (Dorset) - Barrows on private field (currently in varying states of damage)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is said that treasure still remains under these barrows, though there is no evidence to support this.


 
 


Romans hiding Treasure

Location: Bowes (Yorkshire) - Castle ruins
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Murdered by an angry mob, these Romans all died before any could reveal where they stashed their gold. While their ghosts are now said to show the location of the treasure, those who see them die before they can share the secret.


 
 


Wolverton

Location: Brading (Isle of Wight) - Centurion's Copse woods
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A monk is said to haunt this area, once thought to be the remains of a town called Wolverton. The monk was murdered by the townsfolk, and as divine punishment, the town was reduced to ash.


 
 


Never-ending Flow

Location: Brading (Isle of Wight) - Harbour
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The harbour was created when a warlock attempted to recover lost treasure from a well - the well's guardian was angered and caused the water to ceaselessly flow.


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