Great Melton

In the 1870s, a lane called Blow Hill (or Coldblow Hill) in Great Melton was known for the Great Melton Beech, an old landmark. Beneath its boughs at midnight, a ghostly woman would sit, ‘rocking herself to and fro, and nursing a child, seeming in great distress’. A nearby field was visited each midnight and noonday by a phantom coach, and the lane was also the special haunt of hyter sprites, described by Walter Rye in 1872–3 as ‘a kind of fairy rather beneficent than otherwise’.

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Haunted England : The Penguin Book of Ghosts – Written by Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson
Copyright © Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson 2005, 2008

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