Stoke Golding

Not far from Stoke Golding is the site of the battle of Bosworth Field (22 August 1485). Like other battlegrounds, it is said to be haunted: in 1985, Roy Palmer reported that phantoms of a headless soldier and a spectral horseman had been seen here, but he gives no dates for these alleged sightings.



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

Related Articles


Murray’s Handbook for … Cumberland (1866) reports the tradition of a spectral army having been seen marching over Helvellyn on the eve of the battle…


According to tales collected orally around 1970, something invisible, but which drags rattling chains, can be heard running wildly from Letton Hill to Pimperne; those…


In 1930, the local writer Edith Olivier described various apparitions to be seen in and around Stourton. On New Year’s Eve, on a road near…