Hadleigh, Essex, England

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Hadleigh Castle was constructed in about 1215 by Hubert de Burgh, but extensively refortified by Edward III during the Hundred Years War, becoming a favourite residence of the ageing king. The barbican and two striking drum towers – one later used by Georgian revenue men looking out for smugglers – are part of Edward's substantial building works during the 1360s.

It is reputedly haunted by the apparition of a White Lady with a "fearsome reputation", who may help the Devil himself claim your soul!

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The History of Hadleigh Castle

Hadleigh Castle is a ruined castle located in the small town of Hadleigh, Essex. It was originally built around 1215 when Henry III resigned, and Hubert de Burgh took his place. The Castle played a vital economic and defensive role at that time. Today, the Castle remains are protected and cared for by the English Heritage and are listed as a Grade I building. It is open to the public, and you can visit it and enjoy the beautiful setting, panoramic views, and Hadleigh Castle walk over there.

Hadleigh Castle was built by Hubert de Burgh, the 1st Earl of Kent, in 1215, when John gave him the honour of Rayleigh as a reward for his services. The first structure of the Castle was designed using soft deposits of London clay. However, in the 13th century, the Castle’s south side was destroyed because of the tide. The Castle park was ordered to be more wooded to prevent direct tides and solve the problem. By 1235, the park of Hadleigh was built around the Castle with woodland, fishpond, stables, and a park lodge.

This Castle had an octagon structure protected by square and semi-circular mural towers. It had a resemblance to White Castle. Later, the Castle was built using Kentish ragstone and cement. In 1239, De Burgh was imprisoned, and the Castle went to the hands of Henry III. It was used as a royal castle after that. However, in the 1250s, the Castle fell into neglect, and in 1273, it was given to Queen Eleanor. She added a new hall and adjacent solar complex to the Castle. But it also collapsed due to subsidence.

In 1299, the Castle was given to Queen Margaret. Her husband, Edward I, used it twice as a base for hunting. In the early 1300s, Edward II handled most of the renewal and rebuilding work of the Castle. New royal quarters were added to it by him. He stayed in the Castle until 1324. Edward III acquired Hadleigh Castle in 1330. In the 1360s, he spent a significant amount on rebuilding work. The famous Hadleigh Castle escape room was one of the additions. The Castle was used as a base for defending the Thames estuary against French raids.

The ownership was then further transferred to Edward III’s grandson, Richard II, who barely used the Castle. He granted permission to Aubrey de Vere to use the Castle till he lived.

During the 15th century, the Castle was passed on to many owners. Its condition started to deteriorate in 1544, and it began to break down. In 1551, the parks and Castle were sold for £700.

In 1814, a famous English painter John Constable visited Hadleigh and made a painting of the Castle along with ten oil sketches. In 1891, William Booth purchased the Hadleigh Castle and used it for the Salvation Army. In 1898 and 1923, the southern curtain walls of the Castle collapsed because of the slippage of the ridge. There was also considerable subsidence.

In 1948, the Salvation Army decided to give the Castle to the Ministry of Works. Since then, the Hadleigh castle has been with the English Heritage. Meanwhile, the Castle got even more ruined , but some sections of the Castle can still be found.

Architecture

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The Castle’s romantic ruins consist of two drum towers with unusual bands of flint decoration and a barbican gate . Also, you can explore the great hall, solars, and the kitchen structure. The whole architecture was designed using Kentish Ragstone. The Castle Walk is still accessible to the public. It can be a perfect place to enjoy a family picnic and pleasant weather. The lovely views of the Thomas Estuary and Old Leigh will add more to the visit. There is plenty of space for kids to play and run around.

Is Hadleigh Castle Haunted?

A lot of people have reported some disturbing sights and voices in Hadleigh Castle. The story of Sally, a milkmaid who encountered a ghostly woman and was hit on the neck, is also very famous.

One of the visitors, Gordon Miller, who visited the castle many years ago, clicked these scary pictures.

Haunted Hadleigh Castle

What do you make of all these stories? Do let us know in the comments if you have visited the castle before!

Frequently Asked Questions

When was hadleigh castle built.

The first structure of Hadleigh Castle was built around 1215 by Hubert de Burgh, the Earl of Kent.

How did Hadleigh Castle fall down?

Hadleigh Castle overlooks the Thames Estuary. It gets great tides from the River Thames. This Castle was built using geologically unstable clay. The structure of the Castle was unable to handle the tides, and it fell down. Later, the stronger structure of Hadleigh castle was built, but it also didn’t survive.

Aerial view of Hadleigh Castle

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Essex Ghosts: 15 chilling stories of the most haunted places in Essex according to ghost hunters

From stones being thrown to spirits being spotted, they've seen it all

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Essex is well known for having some of the most haunted locations in the UK.

From visible spirits to stones being thrown, ghost hunters and even everyday people from across the county have experienced it all.

Essex Ghost Hunters, who run events at various haunted locations in Essex , have seen many of these chilling sights for themselves.

Russell Old, company director, has given Essex Live an insight into some of the most haunted locations in the county.

1. Harwich Redoubt Fort

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Location: Harwich 

According to Russell, Harwich Redoubt Fort is one of the most haunted locations in Essex.

The fort, built in the early 19th century to protect Harwich port from invasion, is apparently home to a number of spirits.

Witnesses have reportedly seen apparitions through the windows and have heard unexplained footsteps. Some have even reported being touched by unseen hands.

"We've been to Harwich many times," Russell said. "One of the rooms we call Annie's Room.

"Her spirit holds people's hands and your hands get pins and needles, it's really good fun.

"But in the cells there is a dark spirit. One time we could hear shuffling footsteps in one of the cells when suddenly the whole group was physically pushed across the room."

The group claims there have also been many other mysterious noises, apparitions and hot and cold spots, and that the fort is well known for the apparition of a headless soldier.

It is reported that in 1972 a soldier was decapitated by a cable attached to a 12-ton cannon which broke under the strain. The soldier has been reported to be walking within the grounds of the fort headless and sometimes with his head tucked under his arms.

2. Beeleigh Abbey

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Location: Maldon

Visitors to the grounds and woodland surrounding Beeleigh Abbey have reported numerous sightings.

And inside the building, the ghost of a hooded man has been seen standing in the corner of one of the rooms, a figure thought to be either a monk who once lived there of a man who was executed.

The group claims that poltergeist activity has also been witnessed, including trap doors opening and beds violently shaking.

"We do a ghost walk around Beeleigh Lock which takes us along the pathway around the back of the Abbey," Russell explained.

"My uncle, who I started the group with, once had a cross he was carrying pulled off of him."

3. Borley Rectory

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Location: Borley

According to Russell, this is the group's favourite place to visit.

They've been to the grounds of the rectory, which was destroyed by a fire in 1939, many times. And on each occasion something has happened.

"One time we were talking in the church car park when we noticed some apparitions and shadows," he said.

"We were standing next to my car, which I'd only had for a few weeks, when stones started being thrown towards it. It happened about five times in two or three minutes.

"It's one of our most well known experiences. The rest of the group were standing round the other side of the car, so we had no idea where the stones were being thrown from."

Ghost hunters like to quote the legend of a Benedictine monastery supposedly built in this area in about 1362, according to which, a monk from the monastery carried on a relationship with a nun from a nearby convent.

After their affair was discovered, the monk was executed and the nun bricked up alive in the convent walls.

But it was confirmed in 1938 that this legend had no historical basis and seemed to have been fabricated by the rector’s children to romanticise their gothic-style red-brick rectory.

4. Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

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Location: Kelvedon Hatch

The large underground bunker near Brentwood was maintained during the cold war as a potential regional government headquarters.

Since being decommissioned in 1992, the bunker has been open to the public as a tourist attraction, with a museum focusing on its cold war history.

According to the group, several apparitions roam the complex, including a grey figure who moves from room to room. Witnesses have described it as taking the form of an ‘unusually tall elderly lady’.

"We've had sleepovers there," Russell said. "It ended at 2am but a couple of us stayed until 7am in the morning.

"Once my head hits the pillow I'm asleep, but the others said they couldn't believe I slept through what they heard during the night.

"The bunker was locked off so nobody could get in, but they heard doors banging and people were frightened, so much they couldn't even go out and look. I would have been straight out.

"The spirit of a high ranking officer can be found in the communications room, he's a very 'no talking' and 'be quiet' type of person.

"We got a lot of K2 hits in there, one of the pieces of detecting equipment we use."

5. Red Lion Hotel

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Location: Colchester

The Grade I listed building has reportedly been the home to a number of spirits for centuries.

According to the group, there are at least three known ghosts within the hotel, the most active spirit being that of Alice Katherine Millar who was a chambermaid at the hotel.

It's claimed she was murdered by her partner in 1638 and now haunts the building .

"I've only been there once and it was quite a few years ago, but one of the girls was using a dowsing rod and she was getting all the correct answers from the spirit about how she was feeling," Russell said.

"We did a really good Séance in the bottom cellar where we found out the spirit we were communicating with was from parliament. We asked if she worked there and she said yes."

6. The Cage

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Location: St Osyth 

Used as a prison to hold people accused of withcraft in the 16th century, The Cage is widely regarded as one of the most haunted locations in the county.

It is well known for the imprisonment of Ursula Kemp and other women who were accused and subsequently hung in 1582, the group claims.

The current owner had to move out when strange things started happening, including when she saw a man in modern day clothes at the top of the stairs.

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According to Essex Ghost Hunters, The Cage is now extremely active with spirits of jailer, a young child, a suicide victim, and Ursula Kemp.

"We once did a Séance there and two of our team members became very angry with each other," Russell said. "We were holding hands and the spirit was forcing fist punches towards people's faces.

"The energy was very angry and we were getting a lot of K2 hits upstairs."

7. Cash's Well

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Location: Stanford-le-Hope

Cash's Well is another of the group's favourite venues to visit.

The domed building of the former mineral well is located close to the One Tree Hill country park on the outskirts of Martinhole Wood at Langdon Hills .

"We took guests in there, it's a wooded area with the well in the middle," Russell said. "People just burst into tears.

"That was the spirit working. There is a story of a man who was beaten up at the well, and some of the guests said they could feel the man's pain."

8. Canewdon Church

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Location: Canewdon

Essex Ghost Hunters have visited the church a few times, and it's a location they describe as "a little spooky".

However, they are yet to experienced something unexplainable.

They have heard a few unusual noises, but have come to the conclusion that it’s the wind blowing through the fins at the top of the church tower.

The village of Canewdon has been long associated with historic witches and witchcraft, as well as paranormal phenomena.

Legend has it, if you see a stone fall from the church tower, you can be certain that a witch has died, but another has replaced her in her coven.

9. Coalhouse Fort

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Location: Tilbury

Many people who have worked at Coalhouse Fort over the years claim to have seen strange shapes and shadows and heard strange sounds, while others have seen full apparitions.

There have been the sounds of children’s laughter and the eerie footsteps that have followed people along the tunnels.

Things have been thrown and chairs have been moved, and the group describes the poltergeist activity as "overwhelming".

Stones and lightbulbs are the most common objects thrown, mostly across rooms or sometimes even at people.

10. Hadleigh Castle

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Location: Hadleigh

The castle was occupied for around 300 years from the early 13th century, but by 1600, the castle was apparently in ruin.

During the 19th century, secret chambers in the ruins of the castle were supposed to have been used by smugglers to hide their ill-gotten gains.

According to the group, it was also during this time that the castle got a reputation for being haunted by a woman in white.

People have reported various sightings at Hadleigh Castle, they vary from a huge black dog with red eyes to hearing the muffled voice of a woman talking.

11. Layer Marney Tower

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Location: Layer Marney

The grand Tudor gatehouse, located a few miles from Colchester.

One of the most prominent ghosts at Layer Marney Tower is that of Lord Henry Marney, the creator of the Tower.

The Lord is believed to haunt his former home because he is unhappy that the building was not completed to his liking, according to the group.

Witnesses claim to have seen him in the Tower, with some visitors claiming to have seen him dressed in full armor walking down the 96 steps of the spiral staircase.

One of the rooms in the Tower is also said to be haunted. Workmen have heard doors being slammed, but the only door up there is rusted shut.

12. Palace Theatre

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Location: Southend

The Palace Theatre still plays a very active part in the Southend community, but rumour has it that there are spirits lurking behind the curtain.

According to the Essex Ghost Hunters, actors have reported weird tobacco smells, and theatre-goers sitting with no one beside them have reported feeling a hand on their shoulder.

The spirit is thought to be that of a theatre manager who hung himself from the fly floor when the theatre got into financial difficulties. Sightings of a ‘distinguished woman in white’ and the sound of a piano coming from the deserted pit add to the "eerie atmosphere".

13. Ruins of St Peter's Church

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Location: Arlesford

After standing since around 1300, the chruch was all-but destroyed in a fire in 1971 and was beyond repair.

Because of its Grade II listed status the ruins still remain, and whilst the haunted history isn’t clear, the ruins are a big attraction for paranormal teams.

It's claimed to be used for witchcraft. Paranormal teams have reported on a lot of spirits being present, most happy for people to explore but others not so pleasant.

14. St Osyth's Priory

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Location: St Osyth

Situated on an estuary formed by the junction of the rivers Stour and Blackwater, the Priory is set within 20 acres of formal gardens.

According to the group, St Osyth was a 7th century East Anglian Queen, beheaded in nearby “Nuns Wood” by Danish invaders, when she refused to renounce her faith.

Her executioners were astonished when she picked up her head and, holding it at arms length, walked to the village church, where she knocked several times on the door before slumping to the ground.

Legend has it that every October 7, her ghost repeats the routine, and can be seen in the churchyard at midnight holding her severed head.

15. St Peter-on-the-Wall

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Location: Bradwell

It's one of the oldest buildings on the list, dating back to around 650AD, and up until 1920 it was used as a cow barn.

The church still stands today in fairly good condition. It’s said that the church is haunted by ghostly, silent figures that walk around inside the chapel and unexplainable light shines within.

But, according to the group, it’s unclear what the ghostly figures are and why they’re there. It’s been reported that a regular lonely man died there praying.

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It was decided to build a castle that would help guard against the risk of a French attack. The castle would need to have a good view out over the Thames to keep a watch out for French ships, so it would have to be on a hill. It would have to be near water so that ships full of soldiers could sail off to defend an attack. It would also have to be easily defended, so steep slopes around it and limited access would be handy. Hubert owned lands around Hadleigh, and here there was a fine site for a castle: it has a fine view out over the Thames estuary; it is protected on 2 sides by steep slopes and on a third by water; and there were only two approaches - what is now Castle Lane and via the river. At the time the castle was built, the sea came right up to the base of the downs. Around 1230 a licence was granted by Henry III to Hubert to build a castle at Hadleigh. At the time, all castle construction had to be approved by the king - he couldn’t have his enemies building them! Around 1232 the castle was completed. It had an octagonal bailey, surrounded by buttressed curtain walls set with small towers. Inside was a 1.75 acre enclosure with a free-standing wooden hall. The walls were built of Kentish Ragstone, Reigate stone and flint, and ditches were dug on the north, east and west sides to protect the walls.

Around 1239 some of the noblemen who wanted to fight with the French managed to persuade Henry that Hubert had deceived and cheated him. Henry, who was about 32 at this time, sent soldiers to arrest Hubert. They found him in Brentwood. Stories differ as to whether Hubert was at an inn or in a safe house. He was apparently in such a hurry to leave that he ran out without any clothes on. He ran and hid in the Pilgrim’s Chapel.

In those days, if you hid in a chapel or church you were allowed certain rights: you could stay for 40 days, during which you could not be harmed, you could have food and water delivered, and if you chose to surrender you had the choice of standing trial or leaving the country. However, the soldiers sent to arrest Hubert broke these rules, and went into the chapel and dragged Hubert from the altar where he had been praying. The soldiers sent for a blacksmith to put Hubert in chains, but the blacksmith refused because he thought Hubert had served his country well. So the soldiers tied Hubert up, threw him on a horse and took him to the Tower of London. When the Bishop of London heard what had happened, he was very angry and went to see Henry, and demanded that Hubert be taken back to his place of sanctuary.

After Hubert’s death, the danger of attack from France decreased, and so the need for coastal defences was less and the castle fell into disrepair. Records show that during the 13th century, the western wall had to be rebuilt several times because of landslips. 1256 - “Houses unroofed and walls falling down”, 1274 - “Badly built and decayed”. One king, Edward I, only spent £41 on the castle during a reign of 35 years!

When Edward III (1327 - 1377) became King, he looked at the affairs of the Castle. Edward was at war with France for most of his reign, so again Hadleigh Castle was an important site. Between 1327 and 1350, extensive rebuilding of the Castle occurred. Two new towers, at the NE and SE corners were added, the entrance was moved to the N side with a pit, swing bridge, and portcullis, and the internal buildings were rearranged. It was mainly used as a garrison for soldiers; after 1360, the French became much stronger and started raiding the south coast of England, so defences were important. The rebuilding cost more than £2000, which was a huge sum in those days. Materials for the renovation came from several places: stone and sand from Kent; chalk and plaster from London; wood and tiles from Thundersley, Bicknacre and Little Baddow; boards from East Hanningfield and Maldon; straw from Benfleet; glass from Rayleigh.

Edward III died in 1377 and after this, little was done to preserve the castle. As weapons improved and gunpowder became more common, the value and importance of castles decreased, so rich people tended to spend money on mansions and luxuries.

During Richard II's reign (1377 - 1399), there were soldiers again in the castle guarding against the Essex villains who took part in the Peasants’ Revolt. During this time, the embalmed body of the Duke of Gloucester was kept at the castle for one night after his murder by Richard’s (his nephew) soldiers.

The Peasants' Revolt (1381).

A new tax was introduced in 1379 to pay for a new attack against France. The war had been going on for 40 years. At first, the English had been very successful, winning some important victories such as at Crecy in 1346 and at Poitiers in 1356. Then came a great French leader, Bertrand de Guesclin, who inspired the French troops to fight back. Richard needed money to fight back, so introduced a tax. Everyone over 15 years old had to pay, with the rich paying more than the poor. In 1381, however, the tax was changed and the amount of tax the rich had to pay was decreased, whilst the tax on the poor stayed the same. This led to serious social upheaval, and the peasants revolted. They were led by Wat Tyler, a Kentishman. The peasants burnt down many homes of the rich, and the royal troops had to be sent to quell the protest. There was a big battle between the 2 sides at Billericay on June 28th 1381 and the peasants were badly defeated. A lot of the peasant leaders at this battle were from the Rayleigh/ Benfleet/ Hadleigh areas.

After Richard’s death, custodianship of the castle passed amongst many people, mostly kings, queens or relations of kings. The King would either own the castle himself or would grant it to a relation or nobleman for their lifetime. Upon their death, ownership would revert to the King. Among these grantees were: Aubrey de Vere, Earl of Oxford; Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester; Richard, Duke of York; Edmund of Hadham. There was also a custom of granting the castle to Queens: Henry VIII gave the castle to 3 of his wives, the last, Catherine Parr, outliving him. There is no evidence to suggest that they either lived in, or visited, the castle.

In all, the castle was occupied for over 300 years (approx. 1230 - 1551)

By 1551, the castle was probably in a state of decay. The steep slopes which had defended the castle also became its downfall. The slopes were unstable, and the castle was damaged by landslipping. It was sold for £700 to Lord Richard Riche of Leez Priory. He made the castle pay by selling its stone as building material. After his death in 1566, the castle passed to his descendants and was eventually sold out of the family. By 1600, the castle was a ruin.

During the 19th century, secret chambers in the ruins of the castle were supposed to have been used by smugglers to hide their ill-gotten gains. They would have got to the castle mostly from the river. They burned coloured lights and made strange noises to frighten away nosy locals. Dick Turpin was also reputed to have used the ruins with his gang of highwaymen.

It was also during this time that the castle got a reputation for being haunted by a woman in white. A milkmaid called Sally, from Castle Farm, saw the ghostly woman early one morning. The ghost commanded Sally to meet her again at the castle at midnight. But the girl was too frightened to go. She was met the next morning by the ghostly woman, who was so annoyed that she had been disobeyed that she hit the milkmaid around the head, almost dislocating her neck. After this, the girl was known as ‘wry-neck Sal’

In 1814, Constable, the famous painter, made a sketch of the castle. He said that “At Hadleigh there is the ruin of a castle, which, from its situation, is vastly fine. It commands a view of the Kent hills, the Nore, and the North Foreland, looking many miles to sea.” The sketch was used in his 1829 painting called “Hadleigh Castle; The mouth of the Thames morning after a stormy night”. The original is held at Yale University.

In 1863, the first archaeological dig was carried out.

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The 6 Most Haunted Places in Essex

Essex is home to multiple castles, churches, and manors, which the tourism board use as a significant marketing point. The county also has a couple of new towns, such as Harlow and Basildon, which were built following the destruction caused by World War Two.

What is lesser known about Essex is that the county is also the scene of countless ghost stories and is haunted by various phantoms and spirits, many of whom dwell within the aforementioned castles, churches, and manors. We have gathered just a few of those places in this article.

Here are the six most haunted places in Essex.

1. Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury

The Haunted coalhouse fort Essex

Chose any artillery fort you want, and you’re probably going to find one or two ghost stories associated with it. However, you’re unlikely to find one as steeped in paranormal activity as Coalhouse Fort .

The fort was initially built during the 1860s and was utilised during World War One and World War Two before being used for storage (all noble uses). Coalhouse Fort was eventually sold to Thurrock Council in 1962.

Most of the supernatural occurrences at Coalhouse Fort have been reported in the tunnels beneath the building. Many visitors have heard the disembodied voices of men, seemingly in the middle of a tense poker game, along with the laughter of children. There have also been sightings of dark figures lurking at the end of hallways, usually accompanied by a mysterious cloud of smoke.

The washrooms at Coalhouse Fort have also been the site of much paranormal activity and are said to be haunted by the spirit of a man, who has been nicknamed “Harry”.

Harry seems to teeter between the status of irritable spirit and full-on poltergeist. He has reportedly been responsible for visitors being pushed or grabbed while walking through the building, as well as numerous exploding lightbulbs.

2. Layer Marney Tower

The Haunted layer marney tower

While it is not the oldest building on this list, Layer Marney Tower is considered by many to be one of the most haunted locations in Essex, perhaps even in the entire United Kingdom.

Building began in 1523 under the orders of Lord Henry Marney, who wanted to have a home that would reflect his status and personality. Unfortunately for Marney, he passed away before it was completed.

After Lord Marney’s death, the tower became a hot potato and saw many owners, one of whom frequently entertained Queen Elizabeth I. The home was nearly destroyed in The Great Earthquake of 1884 but somehow managed to stay standing.

Reports of spirits at Layer Marney Tower are copious, and it is said that Lord Henry Marney himself still walks the grounds, mourning the fact that the tower was not completed to his specifications. Marney is frequently seen in full armour or riding on horseback, ready to battle with an enemy who will never come.

The apparition of a gardener has been seen tending to an area where the bodies of two children were discovered many years ago, though it is not clear what his connection to the deceased is.

An Australian woman who stayed for a couple of nights at the tower complained that she would wake up to find herself being harassed by a pair of floating hands, not attached to anything or anyone. This persisted until she discovered that the activity would stop if she left the door to her room open.

3. Hadleigh Castle, Benfleet

The Haunted Hadleigh Castle, Benfleet

Much of the paranormal activity in Hadleigh Castle has been captured on camera by some of Britain’s most eager paranormal investigators. However, the ghostly goings-on at the castle was reported long before the advent of such technology.

Hadleigh Castle was built early in the 13th Century but quickly fell victim to poor planning. Having been built on unsteady ground, Hadleigh Castle rapidly deteriorated and was probably in a pretty bad way by the time it was sold for £700.

The new owner of Hadleigh Castle did little to care for it, and the building was in ruins by the 19th Century, during which time it is believed the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin – who seems to pop up in a lot of ghost stories around the UK – used it as a hideout.

Hadleigh Castle is haunted by the ghost of a haggard old lady, who was encountered one morning by a milkmaid named Sally. The ghostly figure demanded Sally return to the castle at midnight to meet her again. However, the young woman couldn’t bring herself to venture to the building in the dead of night, which is more than understandable.

Unfortunately for Sally, she encountered the maniacal woman a second time the following day. Furious that the milkmaid had stood her up the previous night, the witch struck her on the head, almost dislocating her neck in the process. From then on, Sally became known to the locals as “Wry Neck Sal”.

To this day, it is said that the withered hag can still be heard cackling during the night, and few have been brave enough to venture to the ruins after dusk.

4. Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker, brentwood

The Haunted Kelvedon Hatch Secrete Nuclear Bunker

The Kelvedon Hatch Bunker was built in 1952 with the intention of housing civilians along with members of the military in the event of a nuclear attack. However, such an attack never occurred, and the bunker was deemed unessential in the early nineties.

Since then, Kelvedon Hatch Bunker has been opened as a tourist attraction and allows visitors worldwide a fascinating insight into military life during the Cold War.

Along with history buffs, Kelvedon Hatch Bunker is frequently visited by paranormal enthusiasts and those hoping to get a glimpse of the location’s infamous ghosts.

Kelvedon Hatch Bunker seemed bound for tragedy from the get-go, and it is believed that an ancient burial ground was unearthed during construction.

It is also said that the site foreman was buried in a pool of cement following an accident that occurred after his staff had gone home. Nobody was ever recovered, so if the foreman was indeed drowned in concrete, his corpse still lies beneath the bunker.

There has been much poltergeist activity reported at the bunker, with many visitors hearing growls which cannot be traced to any known animal in Essex. The sound of thundering footsteps and loud bangs is frequent, as are stones being hurled at guests.

One of the most terrifying incidences of poltergeist activity occurred during a ghost hunt at the site several years ago. In the middle of the investigation, when the building was covered in darkness but for the light of the teams’ torches, the bunker’s generator suddenly sprung into action. This was particularly frightening as the generator had been turned off for years.

5. The Red Lion Hotel, Colchester

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Located in Colchester, The Red Lion Hotel is one of the oldest inns in the oldest recorded town in Britain. Being as old as it is, the hotel has had plenty of time to be the scene of tragic events, and in 1638 it was the site of one of Colchester’s most infamous crimes.

A woman named Alice Katherine Miller was working as a chambermaid in the hotel when she entered into an affair with a wealthy businessman, who promised her all sorts of riches and wonders if she were to run away with him.

However, after he discovered that Alice was pregnant with his child, his attitude towards the woman shifted dramatically. Not willing to dedicate his remaining years and fortune to a child, the man took matters into his own hands and shoved the pregnant mother from one of the hotel windows.

Alice fell to her death, but her ghost has since been seen wandering the halls of The Red Lion Hotel. Sightings of the chambermaid’s ghost can be traced as far back as 200 years, when the owner of the hotel, exasperated with guests complaining about unexplained events, bricked up the door to what had been Alice’s room.

The owner had hoped that he would prevent any further appearances from the ghost by doing this, but it is clear that it did not do the trick. Visitors to The Red Lion Hotel still report witnessing the spirit of a woman roaming the hotel, and she most frequently appears in rooms 5, 6, and 10.

6. Epping Forest

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Epping Forest has a history dating back to the Iron Age, with stories as wide-ranging as highwaymen, Romans, Celtic warriors, and gangsters.

Regarded as the most haunted forest in the country, countless spirits roam here. Dick Turpin, the infamous Essex highwayman that used to terrorise highways in the 17th and 18th centuries, haunts the forest. His ghost has been seen thundering past on top of his horse, Black Bess.

The ghost of Boudica, the Warrior Queen of the Celts, has also been seen in the area. She and her tribe took their last stand against the Romans in Epping Forest in AD60.

Also, as it’s ideally located on the outskirts of London, a lot of the city’s gangsters were believed to have murdered people and dumped bodies here.

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06/01/2012 – The weather conditions were very windy. We walked around the main site before going into the castle ruins itself. Russell asked if there was anybody there, if so make themselves known. A definite tapping was heard whist we was in the main castle ruins, this was heard four times before we left the ruins. Various noises were heard within the castle ruins, such as a scream and a growl. Our conclusions couldn’t be confirmed because of the strong winds.

Ryan’s mobile phone kept turning off whilst he still had 35% battery remaining. When we returned to the car his phone worked normally.

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Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea

Southend-on-sea, england.

The former manager, George, hung himself after he found out he was in dire straits financially. He is reported here as is the smell of tobacco and the feeling of someone your shoulder. A woman in white has also been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Canewdon, Essex

Objects are reported to fly around and the scent of perfume is picked up. The activity is thought to be caused by a ghost named Sarah who was murdered after being caught in a marital affair. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Coalhouse Fort

East tilbury, essex.

The history of this location dates back to ancient times; some of those who oversaw this building are very well said to remain. In the tunnels, many report shadows, full-bodied apparitions, and mist showing up in photographs. Some people have been grabbed or had objects thrown at them. In the ...

Chatham Historic Dockyard

Chatham, medway.

A teenaged girl is commonly seen in the windows staring at the sea, believed to be waiting for her lover to return. The spirits of a woman and an angry man are possibly responsible for doors slamming and the feeling of being watched. A female supervisor who died here in ...

Fort Amherst

It's very common to capture heavy fog in photographs. People have seen shadows, full-bodied apparitions, and heard strange voices. People who walk through the tunnel will sometimes wind up with a child's handprint on them. A ghost soldier is also seen, but usually more often to the regulars here. (Submitted by ...

Rochester Castle

Rochester, england.

Lady Blanche de Warenne was killed during a siege in 1264. An arrow intended to kill her husband bounced off his breastplate and struck her instead; she then fell from the keep. Some say that they see the fall repeating itself, others hear disembodied footsteps within the castle. (Submitted by Chris ...

Blue Bell Hill

Hadleigh, kent.

According to local legend, a bride-to-be was killed along the A229. Her spirit still walks along the road and sometimes attempts to hitchhike, but vanishes. Another case involve a young girl who was hit by a car and wrapped in a blanket until help could arrive, but the girl had ...

White Horse

Chelmsford, england.

A bell ringer was supposedly murdered on the stairwell of this pub. Sometimes people will hear his screaming from the area of where he died. Other people say that the man who murdered him, a farmer, is also seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Dartford Library

Dartford, kent.

Books are said to fall off of their shelves, employees are grabbed or have their clothing tugged, and people have the sense that someone is always watching them. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

The Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker

Kelvedon hatch, essex.

The apparitions here include former bunker and RAF personnel, a tall elderly woman, and a dark force in the sick bay. Some people say that the bunker was built by an ancient burial site from the Bronze Age and another story involves a worker who was buried alive in concrete. ...

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Larkfield Priory Hotel

A servant named Charlotte either died during a botched abortion or killed herself after she lost her baby. Either way, her ghost is still reported here. Numerous other ghosts have been picked up; this could possibly be attributed to the gallows that once stood on this property. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Brookside Theatre

Romford, greater london.

The theatre itself was only opened in 2012, but the building has existed since the 1950's. Security footage of poltergeist activity has brought to light the possibility that this place is haunted. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Leeds Castle

Broomfield, england.

The ghost of a black dog is seen here, being associated as a bad omen for the family who lived here. The Duchess of Gloucester, who was once imprisoned here, and a woman with long, flowing hair have also been seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Hall Place, Kent

Dartford, england.

The White Lady of Tower was said to have seen her husband's murder and, soon after, died of grief. She is seen near the tower, sometimes looking out the window. A man known as the Black Prince also appears here; he is said to be a bad omen. Other shadows ...

Becontree tube station

Dagenham, greater london.

Workers here feel as if they are being followed around or watched. One worker reported seeing a blonde woman in a white dress; however, she had no face, but rather a blank area instead. This might be related to an accident that claimed 10 lives in 1958. Submitted by Chris Berglund

The White Hart

West mersea, essex.

A woman crossing a frozen river is said to have fallen through the ice and drowned. She is said to be looking for her husband here. Another spirit that is said to be here is that of a labrador retriever. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Layer Marney Tower

Layer marney, essex.

Former owner, Lord Marney is said to be displeased with how his home has turned out to be so he chooses to remain here to haunt it; he is seen going up and down the spiral staircase or by his former bedroom. A Victorian woman in grey clothing is seen ...

Charing, England

Pluckley, a small village in the county of Kent in England, is well known as the most haunted place in the UK. However, just a couple of miles down the road and sitting in a valley is the historic village of Charing. My family lived there for many years and ...

Chislehurst Caves

Chislehurst, greater london.

A strange mist will appear in many photos despite no reason. Sounds of children and dogs barking also come from within. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

The ghost of Edward Brett (a man who killed himself) and a man in a military uniform are spotted here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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The Woolpack Inn

Chilham, kent.

The ghost is that of the Grey Lady; she roams the building, but is known for being quite friendly. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Schoolmaster's Hanging Site

A schoolmaster hung himself around this area wearing a coat and striped pants. People who see his ghost say that is still wearing the same outfit. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Black Horse

Inside of this pub, claims of poltergeist activity draw in curious people. Items usually disappear and reappear when guests aren't looking. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Parish Church of St Nicholas

One of the members of the Dering Family gave birth to a stillborn child placed in an unmarked grave. Now, there are reports that she can be seen wandering the graveyard, often referred to as the Red Lady. Another spirit, known simply as The White Lady is also seen around ...

Fright Corner

Fright Corner was the location of a highwayman's execution (his name being given as Robert DuBois), supposedly. Long after having met his fate by a sword or spear, his shadow still lurks around his final spot. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Pinnock Bridge

Locals here know the history of someone known as the Watercress Woman, a gypsy who burned to death after her clothing caught on fire. People claim to see her walking around the location. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Blacksmith Arms

Reports say that there is a cavalier who is still seen here, generally in the upstairs rooms. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Dering Wood - Screaming Woods

Smarden, kent.

A colonel is said to be the most prominent haunter in this forest. He is reported to have hung himself and appears to be very lifelike. Other reports say that more than 50 people have died in this area and some of them still possibly remain. Often, ectoplasm or ghostly ...

Blackwall Tunnel

Hadleigh, greater london.

People have reported a case of a phantom hitchhiker; he asks for a ride to visit his girlfriend, but vanishes before reaching the other end. It's believed to be the spirit of a motorcyclist who died in 1960. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

The Queen's House, Greenwich

London, greater london.

In 1966, a famous photograph captured spectres ascending the Tulip Staircase. Nothing is known about these figures, but guests have reported seeing figures in out-of-date clothing. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Greenwich Foot Tunnel

While the claustrophobic atmoshpere might be explained by the location of the tunnel, sometimes, people don't feel like they are alone when crossing here. A pair in Victorian clothes have been seen taking this path, disappearing as people approach. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

The Bow Bells

A spirit is said to occupy the washroom. It flushes toilets (while in use), plays with the doors, and has manifested as fog that oozes from the ground. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Maltman's Hill

People claim that along this road, a phantom carriage travels. Drivers will report the sounds of wooden wheels turning or hooves on cobblestone even though the road has been paved over. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Village Brickworks

A brickworker was supposedly crushed by a ton of bricks or fell to his death (depending on which variation is heard). His scream can be heard coming from where he died. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Dering Arms

Pluckley, kent.

An elderly Victorian era woman with a bonnet is reported to here, as well as the White Lady. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

The Chequers Inn

Highwayman, Dick Turpin is reported here. He is said to sit at a table and write using a quill. A Napoleonic-era soldier has also been reported here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

The Fox and Fiddler

Colchester, england.

A chambermaid named Sarah was said to have been walled up here by the Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins. Sarah is a good soul with a good sense of humour, described as being short, blonde, and in an old chambermaid costume. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Brook Red Lion Hotel

Colchester, essex.

A little girl named Alice was murdered here and has remained here since her death in 1638. She's usually seen in rooms 5, 6, and 10; some believe she also appears as a woman. A monk is seen in the halls and a little boy is seen in the Parliament ...

Hollytrees Museum

Guests have reported the presence of a woman in white; it is believed to Miss Anne Lisle due to many people feeling as if someone is standing behind them in the same room as her portrait. A lady in grey is also reported in the East Lodge; her presence is ...

Colchester Castle

A man named James Parnell was imprisoned here until his death. Part of his punishment involved having to climb a rope in order to obtain his food, but never recovered after a fall. James is reported throughout the building since his unfortunate passing. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Reculver Towers and Roman Fort

Reculver, england.

Roman soldiers who once patrolled fort are still seen patrolling it. The skeletons of children that were uncovered could explain the sounds of crying that emulates from here. Dark, hooded figures have also been seen; odds are that a bulk of the activity that goes on here hasn't even been ...

Sutton House

A woman (thought to be wife of John Machell the younger) has been seen here in a white (or sometimes) blue dress. Guests have been awakened from their slumber in the Exhibition Room by a woman standing beside them. Dogs are heard barking despite no animals being inside of here, ...

The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

Soldiers from the English Civil War are said to still make this building their home. Cavaliers have vanished before stunned guests and some of the ghosts give off an overwhelmingly negative energy that staff try to avoid certain areas. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Bethnal Green Tube Station

On March 1st, 1943, the sound of an anti-aircraft battery went off, but was mistaken for an attack by the Luftwaffe. Many Londoners fled down this tube, but the stampede resulted in the deaths of 173 people. The screams of many are still heard, as well as crying and sobbing. Submitted ...

Town of Ramsgate - The Wapping Old Stairs

London, england.

Beside this building are the Wapping Old Stairs; George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem, is seen by the Thames as if he is patrolling. Low tide is said to be the most common time for something or someone to manifest. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Truman Brewery Site

The second victim of Jack the Ripper, Anne Chapman, was discovered here. Her apparition was said to be seen standing up against the wall of the boardroom, usually accompanied by a chill. Submitted by Chris Berglund

Ten Bells Pub

Mary Kelly, Jack the Ripper's final victim, was last seen here before she was discovered the next day having been brutally mutilated. Kelly herself is not the ghost here, but rather, a Victorian gentlemen believed to be former owner, George Roberts. George is seen on the upper floors and would ...

Aldgate tube station

The station was built over a plague pit supposedly containing 1,000 bodies. The ghosts here are said to be protective; one story involves an electrician who was shocked with 20,000 volts after a mistake during a normal repair. A transparent figure of an elderly woman was seen beside him and ...

St. Botolph Without Aldgate

In 1982, a photographer managed to capture a photograph of a figure dressed out-of-date in the upper sections on this church. It is considered to be one of the most famous ghost photos ever taken lending to the idea that St. Botolph's is haunted. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)

Tower of London

Quite possibly London's most haunted spot, the activity includes the ghost of Thomas Becket (who was murdered on these grounds in 1170), Arbella Stuart (who can be found in her room), and Anne Boleyn, usually seen walking while carrying her head. Other spirits include two children supposedly murdered by ...

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The Critique of Reason : Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-03-06 - 2015-07-26) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

An American's Passion for British Art - Paul Mellon's Legacy (Royal Academy of Arts, 2007-10-20 - 2008-01-27) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

An American's Passion for British Art - Paul Mellon's Legacy (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-04-18 - 2007-07-29) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

Constable - The Great Landscapes (The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2007-02-03 - 2007-04-29) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

Constable - The Great Landscapes (National Gallery of Art, 2006-10-01 - 2007-01-02) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

Constable - The Great Landscapes (Tate Britain, 2006-06-01 - 2006-08-28) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

Nobleness and Grandeur - Forging Historical Landscape in Britain, 1760 - 1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2005-01-27 - 2005-04-24) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ] [ Exhibition Description ]

The Romantic Landscape Prints - The Chiaroscuro of Nature (Yale Center for British Art, 2002-09-25 - 2002-12-29) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ] [ Exhibition Description ]

Great British Paintings from American Collections: Holbein to Hockney (The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2002-02-01 - 2002-05-05) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ] [ Exhibition Description ]

Great British Paintings from American Collections: Holbein to Hockney (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-12-30) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ] [ Exhibition Description ]

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of South Australia, 1998-09-16 - 1998-11-15) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Queensland Art Gallery, 1998-07-15 - 1998-09-06) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1998-05-01 - 1998-07-05) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism (Chicago Historical Society, 1988-04-06 - 1988-06-05) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism (New York Public Library, 1987-10-31 - 1988-01-02) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

Constable's England (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1983-04-13 - 1983-09-04) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10-20 - 1983-02-27) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

John Constable - A Selection of Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (National Gallery of Art, 1969-04-30 - 1969-11-01) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [ YCBA Objects in the Exhibition ]

A Great Collection of British Pictures in Virginia , The Times (London), , May 1, 1963, p. 5, Times Digital Archive [ ORBIS ]

Sir Geoffrey Agnew, Yale's 1700 Mellon Pictures , The Times (London), , April 28, 1977, p. 9, Times Digital Archive [ ORBIS ]

Timothy J. Barringer, Picturesque and sublime : Thomas Cole's trans-Atlantic inheritance , Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2018, p. 37, fig. 29, NJ18 .C67 B37 2018 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Timothy J. Barringer, The Englishness of Thomas Cole , University of New Hampshire Press, Durham, NH, 2011, pp. 43-44, 45, fig. 1.18 & Pl. 4, V2383 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Timothy J. Barringer, When Thomas Cole Caught "Panoramania", , The Metropolitan Museum Bulletin, March 16, 2018, https://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/now-at-the-met/2018/thomas-cole-panorama [ Website ]

John Baskett, Painting in England: 1700-1850: the Collection of English paintings formed by Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon : on Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, until August 18th, , Connoisseur, Vol. 153, London, June 1963, p. 101, N1 C75 + (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

John Baskett, Paul Mellon's Legacy: a Passion for British Art: Masterpieces from the Yale Center for British Art, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, pp. 288-9, no. 100, N5220 M552 P38 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Ronald Brymer Beckett, Correspondence: John Constable , , Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1962, p. 76 (v. 6), NJ18 C74 A2 1962 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Peter Bishop, An archetypal Constable : national identity and the geography of nostalgia, , Athlone, London, UK, 1995, no. 9, NJ18 C74 B57 1995 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

British Art at Yale , Apollo, v.105, April 1977, pp. 276, 290-1, fig. 9, N1 .A54 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Catalogue of the Constable collection , Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, UK, 1973, pp. 94. 190, NJ18 C74 R495 1973 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Centenary exhibition of paintings and water-colours by John Constable, R.A. (1776-1837), May 4th to August 31st, 1937. , Tate Britain, London, UK, 1937, p. 12, fig. 6, NJ18 C74 T36 1937 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Malcolm Cormack, A Selective Promenade , Apollo, v.105, April 1977, pp. 290-1, fig. 9, N1 A54 + (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 64-5, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Malcolm Cormack, Constable , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK & New York, NY, 1986, p. 86, 176,179,187-91,193, 198, 225, 229, 233, 238, pls. 179, 181, NJ18 C74 C75 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Tricia Cusack, Art and identity at the water's edge , Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT, 2012, pp. 26-7, fig. 2.2, N72 S6 A7195 2012 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Exhibition Catalogue. 1829. 61st. , Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, no. 61, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1829, p. 18, no. 322, N5054 A53 50-64 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Ian Fleming-Williams, Constable and his drawings , Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, London, UK, 1990, pp. 227-9, fig. 212, NJ18 C74 F53 1990 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Ian Fleming-Williams, The discovery of Constable , H. Hamilton, London, 1984, pp. 17-8, pl. 16, NJ18.C74 F55 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner , Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 8, ND466 G67 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Hadleigh Castle : A Constable subject, , The Times (London), March 1, 1946, p. 6, Times Digital Archive [ ORBIS ]

Hadleigh Castle : Constable's picture for the National Gallery, , The Times (London), February 8, 1936, p. 10, Times Digital Archive [ ORBIS ]

Hadleigh Castle : History of Constable's paintings, , The Times (London), March 20, 1936, p. 17, Times Digital Archive [ ORBIS ]

James Hamilton, Constable : a portrait , Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, , pl. 33, NJ18.C74 H36 2022 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Louis Hawes, Constable's Hadleigh Castle and British Romantic Ruin Painting , Art Bulletin, v. 65., no. 3, September, 1983, pp. 455-470, no. 1, figs. 1 and 7, N11 C4 + (YCBA) Also Available online via JSTOR [ YCBA ]

Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 157-9, no. III.30, pl. 1, 132, ND1354.4 H38 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Luke Herrmann, The Paul Mellon Collection at Burlington House , Connoisseur, vol. 157, December 1964, p. 221, N1 C75 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

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Charles John Holmes, Constable's Hadeigh Castle [addendum] , Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, v. 68, no. 399, June 1936, pp. 294-5, N1 B87 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) Also available online at JSTOR [ YCBA ]

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Robert Hoozee, L'opera completa di Constable , 98, Rizzoli, Milano, Italy, 1979, p. 137, no. 502, Tav. LVII, NJ18 C74 A12 +H66 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Olivia Horsfall Turner, Nobleness & grandeur : forging historical landscape in Britain 1760-1850, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2005, no. 56, V 1420 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

John Constable : a selection of paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, , National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1969, pp. 56-7, no. 61, NJ18 C74 U5 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

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Late Constable , Royal Academy of Arts, London, p. 79, no. 15, NJ18.C74 A12 2021+ (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

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Edward. Morris, Constable's clouds : paintings and cloud studies by John Constable, , National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh & Liverpool, UK, 2000, p.157, fig. 92, NJ18 C74 C76 2000 + (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

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Leslie Parris, Constable : paintings, watercolours & drawings, , Tate Publishing, London, UK, 1976, p. 156, no. 263, fig. 263, NJ18 C74 P37 + (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Leslie Parris, Constable : pictures from the exhibition, , Tate Publishing, London, UK, 1991, p. 64, NJ18 C74 P373 1991 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Leslie Parris, Constable , Tate Publishing, London, UK, 1991, pp. 312-4, fig. 84, NJ18 C74 P372 1991 + (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Leslie Parris, The Tate Gallery Constable collection : a catalogue, , Tate Britain, London, UK, 1981, pp. 128-33, fig. 1, NJ18 C74 P374 + (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

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Christiana Payne, Where the sea meets the land, artists on the coast in nineteenth century Britain , Sansom & Co., Bristol, 2007, ND1373 G7 P38 2007 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Graham Reynolds, Constable's England , The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1983, pp. 160-1, no. 58, NJ18 C74 R496 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Graham Reynolds, Constable, the natural painter , Panther, St. Albans, UK, 1976, pp. 17, 111-12, , NJ18 C74 R48 1976 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

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Graham Reynolds, John Constable : Struggle and Success, , Apollo, vol. 103, no. 170, April 1976, pp. 323-4, N1 A54 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

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Graham Reynolds, The later paintings and drawings of John Constable , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1984, vol. 1, pp. 199-200, no. 29.1, pl. 704 (vol. 2), NJ18 C74 R485 + (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Michael Rosenthal, Constable , Thames and Hudson, London, UK, 1987, pp. 176-8, 206, fig. 169, NJ18 C74 R683 (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Michael Rosenthal, Constable, the painter and his landscape , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1983, pp. 214-21, figs. 245, 247, NJ18 C74 R68 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

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Denys Sutton, Some English Landscapes in Mr. Mellon's Collection , Apollo, vol. 77,ns.# 14, April 1963, pp. 268, 282, frontpiece, N1 A54 + (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

Basil Taylor, Constable : paintings, drawings and watercolours, , Phaidon, London, UK, 1973, pp. 10, 30, 206-7, no. 121, NJ18 C74 T39 + (YCBA) [ YCBA ]

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The Grosvenor Exhibition (First Notice) , Athenaeum, , January 14, 1888, p.56, British Periodicals [ ORBIS ]

The Grosvenor Exhibition (Second Notice) , Athenaeum, , January 28, 1888, p. 122, British Periodcals [ ORBIS ]

The Grosvenor Gallery : "A Century of British Art", , Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, Scotland, January 4, 1888, p. 4, British Library Newspapers [ ORBIS ]

The Literary Examiner : review of Memoirs of the Life of John Constable, Esq., R.A., composed chiefly of his Letters. By C.R. Leslie, R.A. Longman and Co., , Examiner, , London, September 27, 1845, p. 612, British Library Newspapers [ ORBIS ]

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The first major builder of these churches was the tempestuous Andrei Bogolyubsky, the grandson of Monomakh and the son of Yury Dolgoruky (considered the founder of Moscow). During his reign as grand prince of the Vladimr-Suzdal lands (1157-1174), Andrei made Vladimir a rival in power to Kiev itself and launched several large construction projects. His main residence was at Bogolyubovo, established in 1158 a few kilometers northeast of Vladimir near the confluence of the Nerl and Klyazma Rivers.

According to legend, the name “Bogolyubovo” (“beloved of God”) arose from a vision Andrei had there of the deeply revered icon known as the Vladimir Mother of God. Between 1158 and 1165, builders erected at this site an ensemble that included the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin and an adjoining white stone palace – a rarity in medieval Russia. Although the palace itself has long since disappeared, it is survived by a passage connecting it to the northwest corner of the cathedral and by a stairtower where Andrei died of wounds inflicted by conspirators in the summer of 1174.

Three years later, Bogolyubovo was sacked by Prince Gleb of Ryazan. In February 1238, Bogolyubovo was again sacked and its walls razed during the sweeping Mongol invasion. In the 13 th  century, a monastery was founded on the site, but the ancient churches and remains of the palace fell into decrepitude.

Ironically, Andrei's elevation to sainthood in 1702 hastened the destruction of Bogolyubovo, particularly in the 18th century, the monastery ensemble underwent a major expansion. The greatest loss to the complex was the collapse in 1723 of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin as the result of an inept attempt to enlarge its windows. A rebuilding of the church preserved some of the original fragments, which can still be seen on the facades and on the interior.

The one structure at Bogolyubovo that has survived in something close to its original form is the lyrically beautiful Church of the Intercession of the Virgin on the Nerl, located within walking distance of the monastery. Built in 1166 to commemorate Andrei’s victory over the Volga Bulgars, the church is dedicated to a miraculous vision of the Virgin in early 10 th century Byzantium. Andrei endowed the miracle with major significance as a symbol of divine protection.

The builders chose an unlikely site, exposed to spring floods near the confluence of the Klyazma and Nerl Rivers, and turned the location’s problems to an advantage by creating an artificial hill, paved with stone, that not only protected the church from high water and provided a buttress for the deep foundation walls (five meters), but also served as a pedestal for the church itself, reflected in the River Nerl.

The Intercession Church appears originally to have been supported by a gallery that was subsequently dismantled, but the proportions of the core structure are unusually precise and refined. The structure rises in two tiers: a lower story of thick walls culminating in an arcade frieze, and the upper facades, deeply recessed within the three bays of each wall.

The vertical emphasis is reinforced by the receding surface of the walls, which by a slight calculated lean inward, creating a foreshortened effect. The upper parts of the church’s white stone facades display a variety of carved figures, including most notably King David—the ruler divinely anointed by God – as well as 20 high-relief masks of braided maidens. 

Although nothing is known of the builders of this sublime structure, there is tenuous evidence to suggest that they may have included masons from central Europe. Whatever their origins, they created a lasting testimony to the glory of medieval Russian architecture.

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