Fairies and Little People

 
Bee Hole Boggart

Location: Burnley (Lancashire) - Area around Burnley Football Club
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Years before the area was developed, the entity patrolled the area looking for people - it once kidnapped and murdered an old woman, leaving her skin to be discovered on a rose bush.


 
Fairy Hangout

Location: Burnsall (Yorkshire) - Elbolton Hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Pixies, fairies and other members of the little people are still said to live in and around the hill.


 
Last Home

Location: Burpham (Sussex) - Harrow Hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The last fairies in England are said to have resided here, until chased away in the 1900's by archaeologists.


 
Sound of Little People

Location: Butcombe (Somerset) - Fairy's Toot, aka Nempnett Thrubwell
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sounds attributed to goblins have been heard underground in this area.


 
Water Spirit

Location: Buxton (Derbyshire) - Moorland near the Roaches
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Appearing just before the witness went skinny-dipping, this thirty foot tall water elemental scared the potential swimmer away.


 
Music

Location: Cahir (County Tipperary) - Knockgraffon Motte
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Fairies could once be heard making music under this artificial hill.


 
Dancing

Location: Calver (Derbyshire) - Stocking Field
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: People once believed the fairies came out at dusk and celebrated by dancing in this field.


 
Little People

Location: Capel St Mary (Suffolk) - Old house on edge of woods
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Fairies were once said to frequent this locale.


 
Little People

Location: Carmyllie (Angus) - Carmylie Hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once a popular place for pixies to frequent and dance, they have not been seen in recent years. They are said to be protecting a concealed hoard of gold. A large rock in the area was said to feature a tiny footprint.


 
Changeling

Location: Castlemartyr (County Cork) - Exact location not known
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Mary Scannell discovered that her own healthy baby had been replaced by a sickly child which did not stop crying - a changeling! A wise woman told Mary to underfeed the changeling and to beat it. Within a week the new child had gone, and the fairies returned Mary's own baby.


 
Dancing Folk

Location: Cauldon Low (Staffordshire) - Ribden Lowe (round barrow on top of a hill)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: The round barrow on this site was home to a hundred or so dancing fairies (according to Mary Howitt), with nine harp players to provide music.


 
Music

Location: Chagford (Devon) - General area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Peaceful nights (reoccurring)
Further Comments: On quiet nights, nineteenth century villagers said that fairy music and the patter of little feet could be heard from the surrounding area.


 
Watching Pixies

Location: Challacombe (Devon) - Area between village and Chapman's Barrows, locally known as Pixie Rocks
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These little fellows use the rocks as a lookout area, the jagged crags forming a natural defence.


 
Dunnie

Location: Chatton (Northumberland) - Hazelrigg area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A troublemaking entity, the Dunnie was said to take the form of a horse and allow itself to be ridden, only to disappear when the rider was above a muddy puddle.


 
The Funny Man

Location: Chelmsford (Essex) - Springfield Place, near Chelmsford
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 1864, 1946
Further Comments: Many have complained of being harassed by an unknown force while at the building, reports blaming an ugly little dwarf said to haunt the area, particularly the churchyard.


 
Fairy Home

Location: Cheviot Hills (Northumberland) - Beaumont Water
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As with Elwin Stream near Melrose, this small body of water was once thought to be the home of the fairies, the circular pebbles within considered elf plates.


 
Elfin Music

Location: Chillingham (Northumberland) - Area around the Hurle Stane (aka Hurl Stone)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This site was said to often be filled with the sound of fairy music and singing.


 
Dwarf

Location: Chudleigh Knighton (Devon) - Exact location unknown
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This little man is said to stand guard over a fabulous wealth, once concealed from greedy men.


 
Strange Sprite

Location: Church Stowe (Northamptonshire) - St Michael's Church
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: During construction of the church
Further Comments: This religious building was due to be built in a slightly different position, but every night a large fairy appeared and moved the walls. The builders finally gave in and finished the construction where the sprite recommended.


 
Little Old Men with Long Beards and Pointy Hats

Location: Clacton-on-Sea (Essex) - Jaywick's Frobisher Primary School, school field
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 1982
Further Comments: Two girls watched a couple of fairy folk, described as looking like the average garden gnome, dig a hole in the school's playing field.


 
Fairy Music

Location: Clava Cairns (Highland) - Stone Cairns
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The haunting sound of fiddling has been heard in this ancient area, leading some to say that the music is produced by fairies. A few people who have removed stones from the site are reported have returned them after suffering from bad luck.


 
Dancing Trolls

Location: Cleveland (Yorkshire) - New Marske Woods
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Around midnight
Further Comments: Small troll-like creatures are said to party and play jovial music in this wooded area. They welcome anyone who shows no fear of them.


 
Urisk

Location: Clifton (Perth and Kinross) - Eas Na H'urvisg - waterfall
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The cascade of water is named after the human/fairy hybrid that once lived there.


 
Chatterer

Location: Clitheroe (Lancashire) - Well Hall
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An entity here was said to keep a former owner company - the old woman would sit by the fire with the spirit next to her.


 
Dancing Pixies

Location: Clocaenog Forest (Clwyd) - General area, & Craig Bron Bannog hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The little people have been seen in this area for many years now, often dancing the night (and day) away.


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