Tomb Raiders - Legends of Hidden Treasure

 
 


Treasure Guardian

Location: Cockermouth (Cumbria) - Tallentire
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A decapitated female ghost was reported to stand guard over a hidden hoard of gold near the tower of this building.


 
 


Golden Calf

Location: Compton (Berkshire) - Perborough Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Buried under this earthworks is reputed to be a golden calf.


 
 


Rustling Woman

Location: Cornwood (Devon) - Fardel Hall (also called Fardell Hall), area between hall and nearby bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in dark clothing, this feminine shade protects a hoard of buried treasure. The silk of the ghost's dress can normally be heard in the wind. One field in the area is said to be impossible to cultivate.


 
 


Man in the Golden Chair

Location: Culross (Fife) - Abbey
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A secret tunnel near here was once believed to lead to a room full of gold and jewels, looked after by an old man who waited in a golden chair to hand over the wealth to whoever found it first. A piper and his dog were once sent in to investigate the tunnel - a short time later, the dog came out terrified and the man was never seen again.


 
 


Green Lady

Location: Curdworth (West Midlands) - St Nicholas Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly tall woman, wearing a green dress, is said to search the graveyard for the remains of her Royalist husband. The second myth from this church concerns a great treasure that is said to have been buried here along with human remains from a Civil War battle. Unfortunately the hoard is protected by a headless phantom that intervenes if anyone comes too close to discovering it.


 
 


Treasure Protector

Location: Dallinghoo (Suffolk) - High gate post - exact location not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about this ghost, other than he is said to protect a hoard of treasure, and twelve clergymen failed to exorcise him. Maybe the clergymen were more successful than they believed - the legend dates back to at least 1893, but in April 2008 a hoard of golden coins were discovered in farm land in the village.


 
 


Dazzling Woman

Location: Darchet (Berkshire) - Old Monastery between Darchet and Old Windsor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1923
Further Comments: A woman bathed in dazzling white was seen close to these ruins. A myth says that a golden carriage is buried somewhere nearby.


 
 


Guardian Monster

Location: Dartmoor (Devon) - Chaw Gully
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Protecting a hoard of treasure, this beast has teamed up with a raven which calls out if anyone comes too close to the gold. The beast will then wait until a rope is lowered into the pit and then sever it when the treasure hunter is climbing down. The body would always be found outside the hole in the morning.


 
 


Golden Coffin

Location: Dealand (Dorset) - Wor barrow (aka Worbarrow)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This barrow was once believed to have contained a coffin of solid gold - excavations have never found such an item.


 
 


Buried Boulder

Location: Digby (Lincolnshire) - Exact location unknown - somewhere on the edge of the fen, near the Dorrington boundary
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: This large stone is said to have buried itself, and underneath is hidden treasure.


 
 


Fairy Treasure

Location: Dinghurst (Somerset) - Dolebury Warren hillfort
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in red cloth, the fairies would keep an eye on their treasure buried under the hillfort. Fairy pipes were said to have been found around the site.


 
 


Flying Beast

Location: Dolbury (aka Dolebury) (Devon) - Exe valley between Dolbury Hill & Cadbury Hill
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Every night (reoccurring)
Further Comments: In order to guard his treasure, buried under both hills, this beast flies between the locations each night.


 
 


Treasure Guardians

Location: Duncansby Head (Highland) - Cave system off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A team of mermaids and mermen are reported to guard a hidden cave full of treasure.


 
 


Chair

Location: Enford (Wiltshire) - Round barrow
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A golden chair is reputed to sit at the bottom of this barrow.


 
 


Golden Coffin

Location: Evercreech (Somerset) - Barrow on Small Down
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This is another location where a golden coffin is reputed to be buried.


 
 


Cycling Through

Location: Exeter (Devon) - Exeter's Underground Passages
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The guides of the underground passages, normally open to the public, tell of a phantom cyclist who passes through the area. There is also rumoured to be hidden treasure somewhere in the tunnels.


 
 


Polish Gentleman

Location: Fearn (Highland) - Area between Fearn and Nigg, exact location not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After he died, the noble from Poland left a great deal of money to friends and relatives, but the hidden funds could not be found. Though his shade was seen shortly after death, no one has had to courage to face the ghost and ask where his treasure is concealed.


 
 


Guardian Beast

Location: Fern (Angus) - Castle of Vayne (ruins)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Protecting a wealth of gold and jewels, this monster tends to remain hidden unless threatened by treasure hunters.


 
 


Coffin

Location: Firle (Sussex) - Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This is another location where a silver coffin is reputed to be buried.


 
 


Storm

Location: Fowey (Cornwall) - Menhir in the area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A group of men tried to remove this stone to reach the mythical treasure beneath. A storm blew up, the wind, thunder and lightening driving them away.


 
 


Silence

Location: Frithsden (Hertfordshire) - Rose's Hole
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A chest of gold remains hidden in this area, and can only be discovered by treasure hunters who remain completely silent while searching for the hoard.


 
 


Pot of Gold

Location: Gatcombe (Gloucestershire) - Gatcombe Tump (long barrow)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A woman named Molly is said to have had a dream about finding gold at this location. The story ends either with Molly being struck by lightening as she lifts the stone, a ghost scaring her away, a ghost asking her husband to name five local churches (which he fails to do), or Molly recovering the gold.


 
 


Hidden Hoard

Location: Gatehouse of Fleet (Dumfries and Galloway) - Cairnholy Cairns
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: These two rows of standing stones are thought to contain hidden treasures.


 
 


Black Monk

Location: Gisborough (Yorkshire) - Gisborough Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: First new moon of the year
Further Comments: Reportedly protecting buried treasure, the monk appears once a year to ensure that the hiding place hasn't been discovered.


 
 


Dead Husband

Location: Glanworth (County Cork) - Labbacallee (aka The Hag's Bed), wedge tomb
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stone still present
Further Comments: Sheela, a giant's wife, killed her husband after throwing their bed at him - he had argued with her and struck her shoulder with an axe. His body still lays under the tomb, and Sheela can be heard in times of national crisis calling out her husband's name. Another story says four treasure hunters arrived at the stone and started to dig beneath it. Before long, a cat appeared with a burning tail. The light blinded the men and they staggered off, one falling into the River Funshion and drowning.


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