Bury St Edmunds Abbey and Cathedral, Suffolk.
Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk) - Abbey and Cathedral
Late 1980s (monks), Cardinal in summer 1975 or 1976
Spectral monks have been seen gliding around the ruins of the abbey, also in the shops along Abbeygate Street. One witness encountered a Cardinal while walking around the ruins with her husband - he gave her a warning before vanishing. Despite the reported sightings, it was claimed the story was first created by a police sergeant during the 1960s and planted in the local press.
The ruins of St Saviour's Hospital, Bury St Edmunds.
Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk) - St Saviour's Hospital (ruins), and Tesco store, Fornham Road
1954 (hospital), and early to mid 2000s (Tesco)
This grey lady was seen within the ruined hospital several times during the mid-twentieth century. More recently, poltergeist-like activity has been reported at the adjoining Tesco store's canteen, with some people speculating that the Grey Lady may have returned.
Cambridge (Cambridgeshire) - Former home on site of former Woolworth's shop
A phantom witch was reputedly haunting a building which was demolished and replaced with Woolworth's.
Cambridge (Cambridgeshire) - Sherratt & Hughes, Trinity Street (closed in 1991)
Once said to be the oldest bookshop in the UK, the building claims to have a white lady who walks silently down the aisles. Her history is unknown. There are also reports of a man in Victorian evening dress.
Cambridge (Cambridgeshire) - Sweet Shop, East Street
A sweet shop was supposed to be haunted by the sounds of screaming from someone being murdered with an axe. As a side note, around the same time two other shops along the road were also said to be haunted, although one had been demolished and the other was empty and run down.
Canterbury (Kent) - Undisclosed shop along The Parade
An employee reported that a customer had seen a black figure walk into and through a wall in the upper part of this shop.
Carlisle (Cumbria) - Simply Food & Drinks, Durranhill Road, Botcherby
Unknown Ghost Type
02 March 2010
Reported in local news, staff at this shop reported a white entity which could be seen on CCTV camera. The white shape entered and left the front door of the shop several times over an hour, unnerving the staff, although the 'entity' is more likely to have been an insect close to the lens or light flare.
Carlton (Nottinghamshire) - Tesco
An old graveyard was moved when this store was built - the bakery was said to have been erected on the former hallowed land and was the subject of a poltergeist outbreak until the Rector of St Paul's church carried out an exorcism.
Chatham (Kent) - 122 High Street
While watching the CCTV camera here, a member of staff watched the girl brushing her hair by a row of dresses, although when the staff member went to serve the girl, she had vanished. The same girl was later seen looking through a window in the upper part of the shop - upon investigation, the room was empty, though it was impossible for a trespasser to leave without passing someone.
Chelmsford (Essex) - Spotted Dog Inn, Tindal Street
Mid twentieth century
No longer standing (replaced by a shopping centre) the Spotted Dog Inn had an infamous sealed room, haunted by the ghost of a guest murdered in his sleep. His tapping would wake any who tried to sleep within, hence the sealing. Some reports exist of the entity in the shopping centre itself, where it earned the nickname of 'Box Monster', due to its habit of throwing cardboard boxes around.
Chester (Cheshire) - Daisy and Tom Toy Shop (no longer open), Watergate Street
Former staff from this store reported footsteps, the smell of pipe tobacco, something which rattled the heavy fire door, and a stock room which was blocked by a heavy table from the inside.
Chester (Cheshire) - Thorntons Chocolate shop (was once House of Bewlay Tobacconist), Eastgate Street
Stamping and thuds emanating from an empty room have been reported from this shop, as well as strange wailing. Lights flicker on and off, and doors open and close by an unseen hand. The source of the haunting is said to be Sarah, a jilted bride who hanged herself, though her presence and poltergeist activities are said to be 'friendly' in nature.
Clacton-on-Sea (Essex) - Old Kinema - currently a Homecare shop?
After a 1940's suicide, this cinema gained a reputation as being haunted. The sound of stamping feet has been heard, and doors have opened and closed on their own accord. A few have reported seeing an old man dressed in a 1940's suit.
Colchester (Essex) - Red Lion Hotel, Lion Walk Shopping Precinct
Killed in 1633, Mellor's ghost is said to have been so terrifying that her old room was sealed up and forgotten about. Now part of the hotel, no sightings have recently occurred, though the building is also home to a monk who died in a fire.
Colwyn Bay (Clwyd) - Jeff's Discount Store, Abergele Road
The manager of the building saw a tall, thin man at the top of the stairs dressed in formal evening wear. The ghost was mistaken for a customer, until he disappeared. Footsteps have also been heard in unpopulated areas, and several people have seen items from the shelves float through the air.
Coventry (West Midlands) - Hairdressing Salon
Unknown Ghost Type
A visitor to this quiet salon was using the upstairs bathroom. The door would not close properly so was left slightly ajar. Suddenly there were three loud knocks and the door was pushed open with force, but no one could be seen and nothing more was heard, even though the area was covered in creaky floorboards.
Coventry (West Midlands) - Purdy's Pet Shop
2020 - 2022
CCTV showed items falling from shelving and customers reported something tugging on their clothing. A ghost hunting group conducted a seance on the site to raise money for charity and claimed to have contacted a former male occupant.
Crieff (Perth and Kinross) - Undisclosed general store in the town
This poltergeist has spent almost twenty years pushing items from shelving when no one is near, opening and closing doors, and flicking the light switches.
Derby (Derbyshire) - Dagenham's department store
A brief article from the Ghosts_UK Newsgroup only mentioned this shop was allegedly haunted.
Derby (Derbyshire) - Hair salon, Sadler Gate
The owner of this salon claimed that the sound of marching soldiers could be heard in the shop, the sounds perhaps connected to the legend of secret tunnels running from the area to the cathedral.
Derby (Derbyshire) - Miss Selfridges clothing store
This entity, wearing a long black raincoat appears in this store before vanishing into a wall, only to reappear in MacDonald's.
Devizes (Wiltshire) - Upstairs Downstairs Antiques, Market Square
The Paranormal Site Investigating team were called to this shop after reports of phantom footsteps after hours and the inexplicable smell of smoke.
Shopping arcade along Antelope Way, Dorchester.
Dorchester (Dorset) - Shopping arcade along Antelope Way
The Hanging Judge is said to walk in this area, following a path that he took during life.
Dorking (Surrey) - 58 - 60 West Street
Mullins took his wife and child across to the Americas on the Mayflower. He and his family died soon after their arrived in the new lands, and now Mullins has come home to stay.
Dublin (County Dublin) - Jervis shopping centre
Circa November 2011
CCTV footage released on YouTube appears to show an apple falling from a fruit stall and rolling backwards and forwards on the floor, as if being pushed between two unseen figures.