Tomb Raiders - Legends of Hidden Treasure

 
 


White Horse

Location: Glossop (Derbyshire) - Simmondley Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It was once said that a phantom white horse haunted a spot at the hall where a former owner had concealed a cache of riches.


 
 


Coach

Location: Great Wilbraham (Cambridgeshire) - Mutlow Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A golden coach was thought to be buried under the hill.


 
 


Waiting Wife

Location: Greenhead (Cumbria) - Blenkinsopp Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1951
Further Comments: Lady de Blenkinsopp is said to wait for her husband to return from the crusades, where he went after a disagreement over gold. Some reports state that the treasure is still hidden on the site.


 
 


Twenty-four Carat Gold Table

Location: Greenhead (Northumberland) - Thirlwall Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A table of solid gold is said to be hidden somewhere in or under this castle, protected by a gruesome dwarf.


 
 


Golden Calf

Location: Gresham (Norfolk) - Between Gresham Castle (no longer standing) and Beeson Abbey
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A secret passage was said to run between these two structures, and within was hidden a calf sculptured from gold.


 
 


Black Monk

Location: Guisborough (Yorkshire) - Guisborough Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: First new moon of the year (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The monk that is said to appear at these ruins once a year has been rarely seen since the 1960s. A large chest of gold is also said to be buried in the area, watched over by a raven.


 
 


Wealthy Dragon

Location: Gunnarton Fell (Northumberland) - Gunnarton Castle, aka Money Hill
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is thought that the wyrm which established its home in the hill brought with him a great deal of treasure.


 
 


Avery's Treasure

Location: Gunwalloe (Cornwall) - Within the sandbanks (or Kennack cove)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Pre 1770
Further Comments: A buccaneer named Avery was said to have buried several chests of treasure in this area before sailing away, never to return. A Mr John Knill failed to find any treasure after searching the area in 1770.


 
 


Coffin

Location: Gussage St Michael (Dorset) - Long barrow
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Another barrow that is said to contain a gold or silver coffin.


 
 


Soldiers with Mules

Location: Harlech (Gwynedd) - Roman Steps leading up the Rhinog Fawr mountains
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A group of Roman soldiers with pack animals slowly make their way up these steps. Some believe that the ghostly posse will lead anyone who tries to follow them to gold.


 
 


William of Soulis

Location: Hawick (Borders) - Hermitage Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Every seven years, last heard 1885 (exact date unknown) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Murdered by peasants who had grown tired of his wicked ways, William now returns to rendezvous with a wizard deep under the castle ruins. It is said a phantom Mary Queen of Scots haunts the building, though there is no evidence she ever visited. Another entity is also reported here - starved to death in the dungeon, the ghost of Sir Alex Ramsey now walks the castle grounds. Some believe there is hidden treasure under the ruins of the castle, but the Devil watches over it - when people have tried to dig for the hoard in the past, violent storms have driven them away.


 
 


Dunny

Location: Hazelrigg (Northumberland) - St Cuthbert's Cave
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghost would take the form of a dun coloured horse (though really it was the shade of a pirate-cum-raider) and harass anyone who came too close to his treasure which was buried somewhere nearby.


 
 


Gold

Location: Hemyock (Devon) - Simon's Barrow
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A clay pot containing gold is said to be buried under Simon's Barrow.


 
 


Treasure Light

Location: Hennock (Devon) - Nearby lane
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Marking the spot of buried treasure, this flaming marker has a habit of self extinguishing before anyone comes too close.


 
 


Treasure Hunter

Location: Higher Combe (Somerset) - The Caratacus Stone, just outside the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Foggy nights
Further Comments: The jutting rock is said to have treasure concealed beneath it, though it is now protected by the ghost of a man who tried to remove the stone to find the hidden wealth - his body was found crushed under the stone.


 
 


Table

Location: Hillcombe (Dorset) - Well in the village
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This well is said to contain a table made either of silver or gold that no one has yet managed to recover.


 
 


A Voice Asks for a Spade

Location: Horseheath (Cambridgeshire) - Money Lane
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Nights of a full moon
Further Comments: Supposed to house hidden gold, the street is haunted by a voice that, on nights of a full moon, tells any listeners to 'pick up your spade and follow me'. To date, nobody has accepted the challenge.


 
 


Soldier?

Location: Hyde (Gloucestershire) - Unnamed stony knoll in area (likely to be no longer present)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: An area covered in rocks which could have been part of a tumulus was said to contain gold and the bodies of soldiers. It was said to be haunted.


 
 


Cromwell's Treasure

Location: Icklingham (Suffolk) - Three Hills (round barrows)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend said that Cromwell had concealed a wealth of treasure within one of the barrows.


 
 


Headless Figure

Location: Inkpen (Berkshire) - Barrow located on Sadler's Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The barrow is said to be either haunted or protected (or both?) by a headless figure. At least one barrow in the village is said to contain a solid gold (or silver) coffin, though when this particular barrow was dug up in the early twentieth century, nothing was found.


 
 


Monks

Location: Ipswich (Suffolk) - WS Cowell's, now the site of the Buttermarket Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Once the site of a monastery, while the Cowell's building stood a number of people reported observing an old monk. Two women, on separate occasions, were supposed to have fainted after seeing the figure, and at least one man had fled during a night shift. Phantom footsteps were also heard in the factory. A local legend says that when under attack, the occupants hid their treasure down a well on the site - it was never recovered and remains to this day.


 
 


Two Headed Dog

Location: Kildonan (Highland) - Unknown pool
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A pool in the area is said to contain treasure, though unfortunately it is guarded by a large hound with two heads.


 
 


Bull

Location: Kilmacow (County Cork) - Exact location unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A pot of gold hidden in the area was protected by a bull which appeared whenever treasure hunters came to the area. Legend said that the only person who could claim the money as his own had the name Foley.


 
 


Protective Voice

Location: Kilmarnock (Ayrshire) - Craufurdland bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A hoard of treasure is reported to be hidden under the bridge, though if anyone comes too close to finding it, a voice talks them into leaving the scene empty handed.


 
 


Coffin

Location: Kingston Deverill (Wiltshire) - Barrow
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A golden coffin is reputed to be buried under this barrow.


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