Blackwater Estuary? - Small, thatched cottage along the Blackwater Estuary
After dying in a workhouse, in which he was placed against his will, Father William's ghost returned to his old home. He sits in a chair by the fire, though it is unclear if the chair is physical or part of the manifestation.
Boreham - New Hall
One of the places she frequented while still in favour with her husband, Anne Boleyn is still alleged to walk the corridors of the building.
Borley - Borley Lodge
Unknown Ghost Type
A phantom Cavalier is reputed to haunt Borley Lodge.
Borley - Church
Unknown Ghost Type
Music, crashes, thumps, bell ringing and footsteps have all been reported emerging from the church after it has been locked up for the night. A local tale involves the coffins in the Waldegrave family crypt mysteriously moving on their own accord between the times the tomb was opened.
Borley - Churchyard
A group of ghost hunters from London reported seeing a man smoking an old fashioned pipe standing under a tree in the churchyard - one of them later discovering that the figure resembled Harry Bull - one time owner of the rectory. A phantom nun also walks the area, likely to be the same entity seen along Nun's Walk. A particularly nasty smell is said to emerge from a bush, although the reason for the stench cannot be ascertained.
Borley - Lane in the area
Circa Summer 2003
Two people walking around the lanes at night heard a horse and cart but could not see anything. They left rather sharpish. A piece of folklore says a phantom coach haunts a nearby area.
Borley - Private Residence
A ghost of a female form which was observed by two residents at this property was said to be attached to a chair - when the piece of furniture was removed, the ghost was never seen again. On one occasion the figure smiled at a witness before walking through the wall.
An old photograph of Borley Rectory before destroyed by fire
Borley - Rectory (destroyed by fire 1939, ruins demolished 1944)
Commonly called 'the most haunted house in England', the rectory became a household name after ghosthunter Harry Price's investigations of the building featured heavily in the popular press. On 28 July 1900, four witnesses reported seeing a phantom nun, while Price himself was said to have documented over two thousand paranormal occurrences between October 1929 to January 1932 (although Price has been accused of personally creating at least a few of the events).
Borley - Site of Rectory, Nun's Walk
28 July (reoccurring)
Once a regular apparition on the lawn of Borley Rectory, the figure still appears where the garden once existed. Borley was called the most haunted house in Britain, though the chief ghost hunter in the case appears to have been over enthusiastic in his analysis.
Borley - Unnamed cottage
In Haunted Borley by A C Henning, the author alludes to a large cottage being haunted, although further information is lacking.
Bowers Gifford - St Margaret's Church
Unknown Ghost Type
Mid twentieth century
A witness reported hearing the organ playing, though they were alone in the church at the time.
Boxted - Bend in the road close to Boxted Road, known as Betty Potter's Dip
21 October, midnight (reoccurring)
Hanged from a tree for witchcraft (or she committed suicide, depending on the story), Betty is said to return once a year to the site of her death.
Bradfield - Lane in the village
A cyclist is said to have ridden straight through a man who suddenly appeared in the road. Sharing his encounter at the local pub, he was told that the ghost was that of a man who had shot his daughter's suitor, but also accidently hit his own daughter. He then turned the gun upon himself.
Bradfield - Main road through village and surrounding area
Sir Harbottle Grimston, who once lived at Bradfield Hall, is still driven around the village in a coach on moonless nights.
Bradfield - Unspecified field in the area
Nicknamed George, this phantom is said to be a former farmer who wanders his land.
Bradwell on Sea - St Peter's on the Wall church area
Several people have heard horse's hooves pass close by to them in this area but have seen nothing. This could be the same entity as a roman soldier seen riding a horse near the site of a long gone roman castle.
Bradwell on Sea - St Peter's on the Wall Church, near Bradwell on Sea
Unknown Ghost Type
One of the oldest churches in the UK, the place is regarded as haunted, but by whom or what no one knows.
Bradwell-Juxta-Mare - Former (?) Coastguards Cottage
The cottage was once home to a phantom figure and another ghostly entity which galloped on horseback through locked gates and headed towards the church.
Bradwell-Juxta-Mare - Weymakers Farm
This Roman trooper is said to ride from the farm towards the church.
Bradwell-on-Sea - Bradwell Lodge (once the Rectory)
The butler attempted to kill himself in a room upstairs, though ended up walking to the ground level before dying. The history of the child is unknown.
Braintree - Alleyway behind Freeport
24 December 2013, and January 2014
In December 2013, a witness encountered two small girls with long hair leaping over concrete posts along an alleyway. Walking away from the girls, the witness then heard a scream. The witness turned to see that one of the girls had fallen to the floor. As the witness ran over to help, both girls disappeared. A month later the same witness spotted one of the girls skipping under a lamppost along the same alleyway, once again vanishing when approached.
Braintree - Angel public house, Notley Road
While only a vague form has been reported on the staircase, the presence is better known for upsetting dogs and creating footfalls around the building.
Braintree - Crouch Court
A local reported that an alleyway along the court is haunted by a man wearing a top hat, who slowly fades from sight. The same witness has also heard pigs in the area - before the land was built on, it was a pig farm.
Braintree - Former convent, Witham Road
Late September, 2006
During refurbishment one worker left the site after encountering a nun who cried out in pain. Other workers have reported equipment being moved around the site, and hearing footsteps on the staircase, though no one is in the area.
Braintree - Horse and Groom public house, Rayne Road
Ron Bowers, a medium, photographed a blurred figure within the building which looked suspiciously like a small object held close to the camera. In 2010, another medium visited the site and picked up on spirits of youngsters, soldiers, servants and a dog.