Women in White and White Women

 
Lady in White

Location: Stirling (Stirling) - Rownam Avenue, and area of former manor house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century
Further Comments: The wife of a former owner of the local manor house, this white woman drifted down the road after dusk for many years after her death. Sometimes the stories colour her green, like so many other ghostly women in this part of the world.


 
Nun

Location: Stratton St Margaret (Wiltshire) - Church and general area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in white, and ghostly nun is said to haunt not only the church, but the entire village.


 
Steam Engine

Location: Stroud (Gloucestershire) - Woodchester Mansion, near the town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: A film crew spending a night in the building reported loud disembodied banging, which climaxed as the sounds of a stream train charged through the house. The house is also reported to be haunted by a white lady, and the park surrounding the building is home to a Roman soldier, a figure resembling a monk, two American servicemen in Second World War uniforms, a phantom coach, a headless horse and a dwarf which somersaults along the driveway.


 
Woman in White Coat

Location: Studland (Dorset) - Pathway from Studland beach to road near The Banks Arms pub
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 12 August 2004, and August 2008
Further Comments: A woman wearing a white coat, white trousers and hair down to her shoulders walked past a group of four friends, telling them that 'I have just been for a swim' before disappearing from view. Four years later, one of the group was talking to a couple who experienced the exact same thing in the same area.


 
White Lady

Location: SW14 (Greater London) - Old Ranelagh and Lower Richmond Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sobbing for the loss of her lover, this white figure is seen moving across the grounds of Ranelagh, and disappearing when she reaches the road.


 
Sarah

Location: SW4 (Greater London) - Plough public house, Clapham Common
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Dressed in white, Sarah has been seen standing in the pub's bedrooms, her raven hair running over her shoulders. The ghost may be linked to the discovery of a secret, bricked up room in 1970.


 
White Lady

Location: Swansea Bay (West Glamorgan) - Oystermouth Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The castle grounds are haunted by this crying phantom with a bloody back.


 
Black Lady of Tamworth

Location: Tamworth (Staffordshire) - Tamworth Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to be the ghost of St Editha, this phantom nun has a room named after her within the building - she once appeared here and bullied a greedy landlord into returning stolen church lands. Another female, a white lady, also haunts the castle grounds.


 
White Lady

Location: Tangham (Suffolk) - Forest
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Late nineteenth or early twentieth century
Further Comments: A man driving a horse and cart through the woods was startled by the appearance of a white lady on the seat next to him - she vanished as he drove past the last tree of the forest. This story could be seen as an early version of the phantom hitchhiker tales.


 
Blue & White Ladies

Location: Tanworth (Staffordshire) - Tanworth Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The blue lady took her own life after watching her lover die during a jousting contest outside the castle - she now patrols the battlements. The white lady is thought to be a nun from a priory which once stood nearby.


 
Patrolling Woman

Location: Tattershall (Lincolnshire) - Tattershall Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A white woman has been spotted moving around the battlements at night.


 
Hitchhiker

Location: Taunton (Somerset) - A38 road near the town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970, 2016
Further Comments: This man dressed in a long grey coat stands by the roadside, and if an oncoming car doesn't stop to offer him a ride, he throws himself in front of the vehicle. Either way, he vanishes without trace, normally leaving the witness scared and confused. A female version of the man has also been reported in the same area, but dressed in white.


 
White Lady

Location: Teignmouth (Devon) - Cliffs and beach near the Devil's Foghorn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is said this woman was once washed up dead on the beach - locals removed her expensive rings and threw the body back into the sea. She is seen standing on the coast, looking into the sea, whenever stormy weather takes a life.


 
Monks

Location: Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire) - Tewkesbury Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen both inside and out, these figures drift forlornly about. Doors also open and close unaided by human hand, while the churchyard is said to be haunted by a screaming white woman.


 
Black Dog

Location: Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire) - Tudor House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This former pet has been seen on the landing, though it is not known whether the white woman that haunts a bedroom is its mistress.


 
Lady in White

Location: Thames Ditton (Surrey) - Home of Compassion church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Appearing quite real and substantial, the room that this sad shade haunts remained locked up for many years. She could be one of the nuns who once worked in the building.


 
Lady in White

Location: Thringstone (Leicestershire) - A512, near Grace Dieu Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1961
Further Comments: The pale spectral form of a woman has been reported on the roadside near the ruins of the priory. She was last seen by a police officer in 1961.


 
Whistling Ghost

Location: Tintern (Gwent) - Anchor Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: One of the spirits here can be heard playing what sounds like a tin whistle, while the other takes the form of a white lady who searches the building for her missing son.


 
White Lady

Location: Tollesbury (Essex) - Road leading to the drive of Gorwell Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen walking in this area, the lady is believed to be heading towards Gorwell Hall, the place where she died after having her throat cut.


 
White Lady

Location: Totnes (Devon) - Dartington Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pale figure is said to be one of several ghosts reported here over the years, normally seen in the garden. An old nurse and a woman who was staved to death in a bedroom also continue to reside here, while a headless horseman has been reported just outside the grounds of the building.


 
Young Girl in White Dress

Location: Upminster (Essex) - Upminster Golf Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Believed to have been kidnapped, raped and finally bricked up behind a wall in the 1600's, this white woman is said to haunt the first floor hallway of the club.


 
Mrs Amphlett

Location: W1 (Greater London) - Hill Street, Mayfair
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 November 1779
Further Comments: In his home along this street, Lord Lyttleton woke and saw a woman in white standing by his bed (named by some as being a Mrs Amphlett) who warned him he would be dead within three days. At 11pm on the third day, he dropped dead into his butler's arms at Pitt Place, in Epsom.


 
Panicking Lady

Location: Wadsley (Yorkshire) - Common land
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: The hours leading up to midnight
Further Comments: This white woman has been observed darting around, with body language suggesting she is in blind panic.


 
White Woman

Location: Wargrave (Berkshire) - Gaunt cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: An owner of the cottage claimed it was haunted by this lady in white.


 
Murder Victim

Location: Warrington (Cheshire) - Bewsey Old Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: His life snuffed out at some point in the 1930s, this shade has remained earthbound since. The hall may also be haunted by a white Lady, thought to be Lady Isabella le Botelor.


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