The London manor where a Lady’s ghost appears every year, Bruce Castle has a haunted history.
LONDON is home to many famous landmarks and locations with a spooky reputation, but the legend of Bruce Castle’s ghost, who is said to pay an eerie visit each November, gives visitors the chills.
This 16th century manor, located in the north London town of Tottenham, was once home to Lady Constantina Lucy and was originally known as ‘Lordship House.’
Historians and ghost hunters continue to speculate about the mysterious circumstances surrounding her ladyship’s death.
She was married to Henry Hare, 2nd Lord Coleraine, who inherited Bruce Castle after his father died from choking on a turkey bone.
The marriage was said to be a sour one, and Lord Coleraine had Lady Constantina Lucy locked away at the top of the family home after growing tired of her.
Their relationship deteriorated over time, and she was allegedly imprisoned in a small room beneath the clock tower.
Lady Constantina Lucy, fed up with her miserable confinement, jumped off the balcony with her child, killing them both.
Despite other burials from this time period being recorded, there are no records to prove that she was buried in All Hallow Church’s parish registers in 1680.
Lady Constantina Lucy’s spirit was first documented and seen around Bruce Castle nearly 200 years after she died in the Tottenham and Edmonton Advertiser.
An Indian Officer asked a lady from Tottenham visiting the Grade I listed building if she knew of the ghost of Bruce Castle, according to this historic newspaper report published in March 1858.
On the night of her ladyship’s death anniversary, around November, a “wild form can be seen as she stood on the fatal parapet, and her despairing cry is heard floating away on the autumnal blast,” it says.
Despite the fact that the infamous paranormal activity is a lesser-known ghost story in the UK, Bruce House is now a museum where visitors can take a tour of the grounds.
An ancient Essex castle is said to be haunted by the spirit of a lovely witch.
Visitors can view an exhibition dedicated to Tottenham-born artist Beatrice Offer, which includes her works as well as newly discovered paintings, and it is free to enter.
Visitors can also learn about the origins of Bruce Castle’s name, which is derived from the Scottish Royal House of Bruce.
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