Tomb Raiders - Legends of Hidden Treasure

 
De Mandeville

Location: Outer London: Enfield (Greater London) - Camlet Moat, Enfield Chase
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dying in an accident while trying to bury his treasure, De Mandeville has returned to watch over his fortune, dressed in his knightly armour.


 
Sunken Treasure

Location: Pengersick (Cornwall) - Cudden Point
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ship laden with treasure is reported to have been lost in the time of Queen Elizabeth.


 
Man

Location: Port Talbot (West Glamorgan) - Hafod Farm
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a man appeared to a farm labourer several times. The labourer finally listened to the entity who told the man to go to Neath and dig at a certain location. The labourer did so, and found enough gold to construct a row of cottages.


 
Gold

Location: Priddy (Somerset) - Nine Barrows
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One of the barrows in this region is said to contain a fantastic golden coffin.


 
Chest of Gold

Location: Reeth (Yorkshire) - Maiden's Castle (Iron Age fort)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Every attempt to find this hoard of gold is met with failure; it is protected by a hen capable of extinguishing candles and, when the hen fails, violent storms which rise from nowhere.


 
White Woman

Location: Rhosili (West Glamorgan) - Paviland Cave, between village and Port Eynon
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This cave is haunted by a greedy woman who entered it looking for hidden treasure - a sudden storm blew up, trapping and drowning her.


 
Hidden Gold

Location: Robin Hood's Butts (Somerset) - Exact location unknown
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Under these man made hills is a fortune in gold - alas, it is impossible to dig up, as any hole made quickly refills itself by supernatural means.


 
Golden Coffin

Location: Rodmarton (Gloucestershire) - Windmill Tump
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This is another location where a golden coffin is reputed to be buried.


 
Guarded Hoard

Location: Ruborough Camp (Somerset) - Exact location unknown
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Magically concealed, the treasure hidden here only stands a chance of discovery when the moon is full. However, if anyone comes to close to discovering the hoard, a phantom horse appears and charges the treasure hunter.


 
Golden Table

Location: Ryme Intrinseca (Dorset) - Court Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A golden table is reputed to be at the bottom of a well on the hill.


 
Haunted Hoard

Location: Scawby-cum-Sturton (Lincolnshire) - Corner formed by A18 and A15, between Scawby and Sturton, known as Lidgett's Gap
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Somewhere around an ash tree in the area known as Lidgett's Gap is said to be hidden treasure, though it is protected by a boggard.


 
Hidden Treasure

Location: Selkirk (Borders) - Tamleuchar Cross (does this location actually exist?)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An old poem states that 'Atween the wat grund and the dry, the gowd o' tamleuchar doth lie'.


 
Greed isn't Good

Location: Sexhow (Yorkshire) - Unnamed farm in the area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Likely pre-nineteenth century
Further Comments: The ghost of a recently deceased woman appeared to a farmer and asked him to dig up her hidden treasure - he could keep all the silver, but had to give all the gold to her niece. The farmer dug up the treasure, but kept it all to himself. The woman returned and haunted him day and night until he died soon after, her ghost witnessed by neighbours just prior to the farmer's body being found on his horse.


 
Monk

Location: Shaftesbury (Dorset) - Shaftesbury Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Monk unknown, man in 1971
Further Comments: When this man died, he was the only one to know the true location of the Abbey's hidden treasure. He now returns to ensure it remains hidden. It is worth noting that the ghost 'walks' on his knees - one assumes this is because of a change in ground level. Several people claimed to have seen a phantom man running around the ruins at night; some say that this was the ghost of King Edward.


 
Arthur's Victory

Location: Shapwick (Dorset) - Badbury Rings
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Battle in sixth century(?), entities in late twentieth century
Further Comments: This hillfort has been named by some as the location where King Arthur defeated the Saxons. Several phantasmic events also surround the Rings, including the sighting of a ghostly warrior on horseback, a spectral woman wearing a black dress, and an ugly dwarf-like entity which peers into the windows of parked cars. Finally, there are stories of a golden coffin buried in the area.


 
Coffin

Location: Shepton Mallet (Somerset) - Barrow on Beacon Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This barrow is another that was rumoured to contain a golden coffin.


 
Knocking Man

Location: Shillington (Bedfordshire) - Knocking (or Money) Knoll
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The tapping sounds that are said to emerge from this mound come from a man hidden inside, rapping on his treasure chest to ensure it is still full. Other reports say that the ghostly figure actually walks up to the knoll and taps on the grass before vanishing.


 
Treasure Guardian

Location: Shipham (Somerset) - Wimblestone
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stone still present, said to dance when a full moon falls upon Midsummer Night
Further Comments: This large monolith's treasure could be seen in the hole left as the stone danced around its field.


 
Chest of Gold

Location: Shorwell (Isle of Wight) - Elm tree in an unnamed wood near the area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Protected by a magical black bird, the chest can only be pulled from the ground by a dozen white oxen.


 
Tunnel

Location: Sidbury (Wiltshire) - Unnamed Well
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown, story told circa 1954
Further Comments: A well in the village was said to have contained a tunnel that led to Sidbury hill. Somewhere within the tunnel is concealed a golden chair.


 
Hidden Treasure

Location: Slad (Gloucestershire) - Area known as Pan's Wood (may no longer exist or has been renamed)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Accidents or sudden death is said to have prevented treasure hunters from finding the hoard hidden somewhere here. Even if people have come close to finding it, strange noises have caused them to flee.


 
Old Lady with Gold

Location: South Shields (Northumberland) - House along Thrift Street (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown - likely to be pre twentieth century
Further Comments: A maid venturing into the basement at night encountered a phantom elderly lady who instructed her to reach into an opening in the cellar wall. The maid did so, and pulled out a bag of gold and the deeds to the house. The maid unsurprising retired.


 
Devil's Treasure

Location: Southwood (Norfolk) - Old church and Callow Pit
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend states that the door handle of the church is all that remains of a treasure chest discovered by three (or two) men at the bottom of Callow Pit. As the men tried to take the chest away with them, Old Nick appeared and pulled at the other end - the men managed to escape with only one handle from the chest.


 
Smuggler's Gold

Location: Spike Island (County Cork) - Golden Rock
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This stash of gold was hidden by a smuggler in an area which came to be known as the Golden Rock. It was said that the hoard was protected by the ghost of a murdered servant.


 
Woman in Silk

Location: Spreyton (Devon) - Bush House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1930
Further Comments: A phantom woman dressed in black silk was said to haunt this building, and anyone brave enough to follow her would be led to a vast amount of money. The loud rustling of her dress would normally alert anyone nearby to her presence.


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