Trerice Manor was built back in 1573 by Sir John Arundell and is located in a beautifully secluded valley in Cornwall.
The Arundell family took the side of the Royalists during the Civil War but their fortunes suffered a severe bashing due to the Cromwell regime.
The lack of money hit the powerful family hard and their estates began to suffer – thankfully they were all restored when the Monarchy returned in 1660.
The time spent by the Arundells in Trerice Manor began to diminish throughout the 18th century and in the end occupancy switched to Acland family. This switch ended a 400 year occupancy by the Arundell family.
In 1915 the Acland family decided to leave the historic building after a mere 115 years of living there. Many historians believe that paranormal activity could have been the reasoning behind their sudden departure…
The Trerice Manor Hauntings
Lord Arundell was considered an incredibly ‘wicked man’ by many of the area’s locals at the time. He was thought to have secretly seduced a young mansion worker and got her pregnant by mistake.
When she confronted him about her ‘problem’ he merely laughed it off and told her he would have nothing to do with her or the child.
This cruel act resulted in her taking her own life but her sad spirit is thought to have remained within the historic building.
Her actual apparition has never been seen but witnesses claim they have felt a sudden and drastic drop in temperature along with the strong stench of lilac in the surrounding air.
She seems to have a passion for reading the ancient books in the building’s library and many paranormal investigators claim to have encountered her presence there. Over the years her spirit has become known as ‘The Grey Lady’.
The manor has also seen a great amount of paranormal activity revolving around a stable boy that was killed there many years ago.
He was apparently tragically killed when a group of horses bolted and trampled him to a gruesome death.
His ghost has been frequently reported in the courtyard and the stable areas of the Manor.
Perhaps it is the sheer terror of his final tragic moments that has left his spirit trapped within the outdoor grounds of the manor?
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