Priory in West Yorkshire is built mainly in Tudor style but there is also
ruins of an eighth century nunnery and monastery on the site. It is haunted by
two ghosts, both of them women grieving over their lost children.
first ghostly lady came to a bloody end after Cromwell and his soldiers raided
her home and found her and her child hiding in a cupboard. When she refused to
tell them where her treasures were, they took her child and beat it to death
and then cut its head off. The room where these brutal murders took place is
reputedly haunted by her headless ghost. She is seen wearing blood-soaked
clothes and holding her dead child in her arms.
second ghost to haunt the old priory is that of a nun. Legend has it that in
the twelfth century, a child was placed in the nunnery and as she grew up she
turned into a beautiful woman. As the nunnery was next to a monastery, it was
not long before the young nun fell in love with a monk. They met secretly
every night until the nuns eventually found out about their affair and called
her to them. The now pregnant young woman confessed to the nuns and they
attacked her, stripped her and locked her in a dungeon, with her feet and
hands bound by chains. Meanwhile, the young monk was brought to them and was
brutally attacked in front of the pregnant nun. A few days later the baby was
born and the nuns took it away and left its mother to die.
tragic nun is now believed to haunt the fields and the grounds near the old
Priory looking for her new born child.