Derbyshire - Paranormal Database Records

Headless Horseman

Location: Woodhead - Area where Crowden Hall once stood (demolished 1937)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This decapitated figure on the back of a stallion still rides around the area where Crowden Hall once stood.


Mother and Child

Location: Woodthorpe - Woodthorpe Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The wife of Sir John de Rhodes is said to have died at his hands around the start of the seventeenth century, after giving birth to their blind son. Her ghost and that of the son were once said to walk around the ruins of the hall.


Evil Hill

Location: Youlgreave - Area around Wenley Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area was once thought to be a place of evil - no birds would sing in the area, and it was thought haunted by a headless hound. A headless man was also reported in the region.


Grey Lady

Location: Youlgreave - Old Hall Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about the phantom grey lady reputed to haunt the farm.


Coach & Eight

Location: Youlgreave - Road between Youlgreave and Middleton, area known as Roughwood Hollow?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A gamekeeper was forced to flatten himself against a wall as a phantom coach pulled by a team of eight horses thundered past. Other reports of the coach along the same stretch of road state that the team is accompanied by several hounds.


The Duel

Location: Youlgreave - Youlgreave Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: A certain night in November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Once a year a ghostly Cavalier and a phantom Roundhead meet and fight. It is not known who wins.


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