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Ightham Mote


Ightham Mote is a beautiful fourteenth century manor house, situated in Sevenoaks, Kent. Over the years it has been home to many famous families and from 1591 it was the home of the Selby's.

ightham.jpg (41945 bytes)A member of the Selby family, Dorothy, is thought to be the ghost that is so frequently seen around Ightham Mote. According to legend, she was walled up in a room in the tower after she sent a letter to her cousin, Lord Moneagle, which resulted in the downfall of Guy Fawkes and his Gunpowder Plot. Supporters of Fawkes supposedly locked her in a room, bricked up the door and left her there to die.

Since then, there has always been an unexplained coldness in that area of the house. In 1872, workmen found a female skeleton in a sealed room. Even after a Bishop performed an exorcism in the room where she died, the strange chill is said to still remain.

 

 

 

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