Lyme Park

According to a tradition of the mid nineteenth century, Lyme Park (near Disley) is said to
be haunted by a phantom funeral which slowly approaches the house, followed by the
ghost of a woman in white; at the same time, bells are heard tolling. This is said to be the
re-enactment of the funeral of Sir Piers Leigh, killed at Agincourt and brought home to
be buried in his own park, under a mound still called Knight’s Lowe. The ghostly woman
is not his wife but a local girl who had loved him; when she heard of his death she
drowned herself in a stream by a meadow called Lady’s Grave.



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