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Highworth Ghost Stories

Ghosts of Westrop House

Ghosts of Westrop House Westrop House is a beautiful house situated in Cricklade Road and built circa 1818 for Squire William Crowdy. In the 1980's work was going on in the hallway of the property. A decorator was pasting wallpaper when he looked up to see a lady [...]

Haunted Level Crossing of Cricklade Road

Haunted Level Crossing of Cricklade Road The Cricklade Road Crossing has been the scene of a number of haunting incidents said to have arisen from accidents which had occurred there during the operation of the Highworth branch line. Accident black spots such as this are said to be [...]

Haunted Tunnels of Westrop Cottage

Haunted Tunnels of Westrop Cottage Westrop Cottage in Cricklade Road, Highworth has a secret hiding in it's back garden. The 17th century cottage has winding tunnels which originally ran from Westrop House next door to stable buildings which were used by servants which needed to keep themselves out [...]

Home Farm Phantom

Home Farm Phantom There is a story told in Highworth of the ghost of a farmer who was killed when returning home after a hunt. Legend has it that the event happened on Home Farm although there is no proof of this. The tale says that the farmer [...]

King and Queen Public House

King and Queen Public House STORY ONE The ghost which it is said haunts the 500 year old King and Queen is supposed to be that of a hunchbacked monk who is dressed in white robes. The pub was once a monastery and the ghost probably dates from [...]

Phantom Lady of Copper Beeches

Phantom Lady of Copper Beeches This small group of houses was built in 1984 on the site of the former stable yard which once belonged to Westrop House. A complex of covered and vaulted stone passages built circa 1818, and accessed from No. 24 Cricklade Road, lie between [...]

The Ghost of St Michaels and All Angels Church

The Ghost of St Michaels and All Angels Church Probably the most well documented of Highworth's ghost stories is the sighting, by four people on 11th April 1907, of the figure of a man in St Michael's church. The initial report came from the Society for Psychical Research [...]

The Hunchback Ghost of Pentylands Lane

The Hunchback Ghost of Pentylands Lane It was back in 1969 that the hunchback ghost of Pentylands Lane made itself visible to about 20 Highworth teenagers according to a report in a local newspaper. It all started in October when youth club members were returning from a charity [...]