Gunton Park

Gunton Park was in the nineteenth century said to be haunted by a White Lady. The eighteenth-century house was the home of Lord Suffield, of whom Mackenzie Walcott writes in 1861:

Lord Suffield told Dr Woodward the physician that his servants had informed him that they had heard the cry of the White Lady, the family warning of death; and that he himself was startled by a long unearthly shriek, upon which, running to the window, he saw a pale figure, in the deep twilight, glide across the lawn; and that night Lady Suffield died.

Like the White Lady of the Hohenzollerns in Germany and a few other English White Ladies, this one was evidently attached to a dynasty rather than a house, and served as a death-warning in the same way as an Irish banshee.



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