Haunted Places in Heywood, Rochdale



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    The Greengate Brewery

    Middleton, Greater Manchester

    3.4 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Many workers have died here as a result of falling into the vats and drowning. The most commonly seen ghosts include a woman who sits at a table in the boardroom, a woman in a brown dress in the kitchen, and a figure in a brown cloak. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Oldham Coliseum Theatre

    Oldham, Greater Manchester

    5.3 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    In 1947, actor Harold Norman was accidentally stabbed to death during a performance of Macbeth; he is said to have returned here in the afterlife. After the death of worker Carl Paulsen, a ghost resembling him started appearing, as well. Objects are known to move or fall down. (Submitted by Chris ...


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    Royal Exchange Theatre

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

    7.1 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Actor / director James Manxwell is reportedly still here since his death in 1995; he had a close association with being involved with shows put on since the mid-1970's. A Victorian woman is also seen here and is said to have "a passion to drink". (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Royal Court Theatre

    Bacup, Lancashire

    8.1 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    An apparition has been photographed here numerous times and is believed to be a woman named Norah; another woman named Kitty is also seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Ordsall Hall

    Salford, Greater Manchester

    8.3 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    The most well-known ghost is that of the White Lady; while her identity is often disputed, it is agreed that she died in a tragic and heartbroken manner. The ghost cams here, as well pictures from visitors, capture many full-bodied apparitions. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hall i' th' Wood

    Bolton, Greater Manchester

    8.4 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A man in green and a man in black are the primary ghosts people have witnessed. A woman has been seen in the kitchen, and one of the former owners, Mary, is thought to be here, too, and another ghost, named Betty, targets children and yells at them. (Submitted by Chris ...


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    Ye Olde Man and Scythe

    Bolton, Lancashire

    8.6 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Having a reputation for being one of the oldest pubs in Britain (built in 1251), it also gained attention when a ghost was caught on security camera here. It is widely believed that James Stanley still remains here and might have been the figure in the footage. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Smithills Hall

    Bolton, Greater Manchester

    9.9 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Numerous ghosts are seen or felt here: an invisible hand that likes to pinch the bottoms of staff and visitors, a young boy and a young girl, Royalist soldiers from the Civil War, a lady in grey at the church, a tall man with white hair often seen in the ...


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    Stockport Workhouse

    Stockport, Greater Manchester

    12.6 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Now permanently closed, this building once used to be a hospital. One ghost that has shown up in photograph is that of a doctor with a mask over his face. Many other ghosts are reported including a woman who was either a nurse or a nun, and some darker energy ...


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    Tynedale Farm

    Newchurch-in-Pendle, Lancashire

    18 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    The house here was owned by a descendant of Alice Nutter, executed in the 1612 witch trials. Phantom monks are reported here as well as that of a servant girl who travels between here and Lower Wellhead farm. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Lower Well Head Farm

    Heywood, Lancashire

    18.4 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    This was the site of a series of witch trials in 1612. 10 mysterious murders resulted in the conviction and torture of around a dozen people who still remain here. Dark figures are seen outside; inside, people have reported hearing the sounds of something being dragged. A little girl is ...


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    Tatton Old Hall

    Heywood, Cheshire East

    18.7 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Females should beware the spirit of a poacher named Tom, said to have a nasty reputation as a drunk and cruel person; he usually will target female guests and employees. A woman named "The Matriarch" is seen accompanied by a young girl, and in the spinning room, crying is frequently ...


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    Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf and Country Club

    Heywood, Cheshire East

    19.3 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    An apparition is seen walking into the bathroom. In the middle of the night, guests here banging and other strange noises. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Old Silent Inn

    Stanbury, England

    19.3 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A former landlady's presence is reported here. She is said to have been an avid lover of the wild cats, ringing a bell to let them know that food was ready. The ringing of the bell is still heard to some. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Samlesbury Hall

    Samlesbury, Lancashire

    19.4 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    The ghost of Dorothy Southworth, nicknamed The White Lady, roams this location and is said to slap visitors on the back of the head. Many photographs have also captured disembodied faces. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Samlesbury Hall

    Heywood, Lancashire

    19.4 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    The main spirit here is that of Dorothy Southworth, referred to as the White Lady, seen in the corridors and halls. The bloodstains of an executed priest also reappear in the same place even though he died in the 16th century. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pendle Hill

    Heywood, England

    20 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Pendel Hill is the equivalent of Salem, Massachusetts. Villagers fell ill and milk went sour leading everyone to believe that this was the work of witches. Accusations flew and (possibly) innocent people were hanged. Since then, strange people have appeared in photos and some guests have been strangled by an ...


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    The Black Bull

    Haworth, West Yorkshire

    20.2 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A poltergeist has a reputation to throw glasses around. Two people in period clothing are also seen here. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Parkside Social Club

    Haworth, England

    20.2 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A Victorian girl has been seen and heard running up and down the stairs. She is said to frequent the pool room which is why some people avoid it. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Stork Inn

    Billinge, England

    20.9 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A cavalier was murdered in the cellar and has been reported in the men's washroom. Guests report hearing his footsteps as well. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bolling Hall

    Bradford, West Yorkshire

    23.8 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    It is said that the ghost of an elderly woman appeared to a sleeping Earl who had plans of massacring the town of Bradford; her presence convinced him to call off the mass killing. People report drastic emotional changes throughout the hall, coins fall from the ceiling, people feel breathing ...


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    Winnats Pass

    Heywood, England

    24 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A soon-to-be-married couple made a stop around, but were robbed and killed by a group of miners. The couple have been reported along the pass seeking help. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    East Riddlesden Hall

    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire

    24.4 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    The Grey Lady occupies a chamber named after her; another spirit named the Blue Lady is thought to have drowned in the pond. Shadows are a commonly witnessed phenomenon, objects vanish and reappear, and people never feel alone. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Chingle Hall

    Heywood, Lancashire

    24.7 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Site to many strange phenomenon, including spontaneously catching on fire without reason, at least 16 ghosts are said to be found here (including a group of monks, various children, a cavalier, a chimney sweep, and someone known as "The Dizzy Man"). Objects are known to move by themselves, noises can ...


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    Hartford Hall

    Hartford, Cheshire West and Chester

    27.1 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Before being converted into a hotel, it was a nunnery. Either here or at a local abbey was the site in which a nun was bricked behind a wall; she's here and terrifies the visitors. One guest reported seeing a smoke-like figure holding a Bible. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Knowsley Hall

    Knowsley, Merseyside

    27.4 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Butlers dressed in Victorian clothing are said to be on the premises as well as phantom cars that are seen in the front. The most well-known ghost here is a woman with black eye sockets believed to a banshee. She is said to roam the grounds of the location early ...


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    The Lion and Swan

    Congleton, Cheshire East

    29 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    In Room 20 and the rooms by it, guests have awoken to freezing conditions and hear scratching and banging. In the cellar, a child is heard crying. Some guests will experience a sense of dread out of nowhere. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Croxteth Hall

    Liverpool, Merseyside

    29.4 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Recent security footage captured a figure in the bushes; the identity of it is said to either be Hugh William Osbert Molyneux, the 7th Earl of Sefton or William Philip Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton (both are said to haunt here). Inside the building, a child is seen in the ...


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    Wakefield Kirkgate Railway Station

    Wakefield, West Yorkshire

    30.5 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    The ghost of a woman in a Victorian dress has been seen wandering the area between Platform 1 and 2. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Old Hall Hotel

    Sandbach, Cheshire East

    31 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    The site of this building was once a manor that was destroyed in fire; numerous guests awaken early in the morning because they have a sensation that the hotel is burning down. Two preteen prostitutes have been heard giggling and move objects around. In the Bar and Lounge, keep an ...


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    Newsham Park Hospital

    Liverpool, Merseyside

    31.6 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Newsham Park Hospital used to be an orphanage before it housed the sick. It now lays abandoned, but photographs and investigations have picked up the presence of a child upstairs. The building is said to have an oppressive atmosphere and visitors should expect the sounds of someone running or dragging ...


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    Speke Hall

    Liverpool, Merseyside

    32 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    There are ghosts that reside here including the White Lady, a ghost gardener from the 19th century, a priest, and a cavalier known to interact with visitors. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Lytham Hall

    Heywood, England

    33 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    The former owner, Cuthbert Clifton, is seen and heard stamping around his old grounds. A horse named Witch is also reportedly seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Gaumont Cinema

    Liverpool, Merseyside

    33.5 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A woman who died during a game of bingo is said to remain here hoping to claim her reward and a man who hanged himself behind the screen is also reported. Bizarre shadows and lights are a common sight here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The National Emergency Services Museum

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire

    33.6 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Upstairs, a child will cling onto people; another spirit named Brian is heard in this area and a black fog is sometimes seen. A vicious spirit named Cain used to occupy a cell here; he is said to choke visitor, cause the temperature to drop, and smell of disinfectant. Another ...


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    Saint James Mount and Gardens

    Liverpool, Merseyside

    33.6 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    The ghost of William Huskisson is reportedly seen limping around his mausoleum (he was the first man to be killed by a locomotive in 1830). Other ghosts are seen here in various portions of the cemetery. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Royal Court Theatre

    Liverpool, England

    33.7 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A caretaker named Les slipped on the icy roof and broke his leg, later dying of exposure to the cold. Whenever unaccountable events occur, figures show up in photographs, noises are heard, or something is seen, the saying is: "It must have been Les". (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Epstein Theater

    Liverpool, Merseyside

    33.8 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Numerous suicides are said to have happened here. One figure seen here is a man who broke his neck (more often seen in the dressing rooms); his appearance usually signifies bad luck or tragedy about to occur. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Temple Newsam

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

    34 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    The reports here include am Edwardian-era figure who walks through walls, a child that can be seen and heard upstairs, and various shadows seen throughout the building. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    James Street Railway Station

    Liverpool, Merseyside

    34.2 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A ghostly soldier is seen at the station and even riding between stations at times. He is said to have a WWI outfit and thin moustache. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mersey Tunnel

    Heywood, Merseyside

    34.7 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A series of accidents have occurred along this stretch resulting in numerous deaths. Since the 1960's, a female hitch-hiker has been reported standing on the side of the road, sometimes even manifesting in the middle of the road causing other accidents. About a dozen people died during the construction of ...


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    The Manor Castle

    Sheffield, England

    35.3 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A white figure has been seen here since the 1980's. He is described as wearing "wearing gaiters and a plumed hat" by the owner's daughter. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Cammell Laird

    Birkenhead, Merseyside

    35.4 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A flat-capped man in blue overalls is seen in the Construction Hall and an elderly woman has been reported near the kitchen. Other shadowy figures have been seen all over the premises. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mains Hall

    Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire

    35.7 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    In Room 10, the ghost of a large man is seen and accompanied by the sense of depression. A tall woman is also seen around the beds, and sometimes feel as if someone is sitting on the bed with them. A little girl and a woman are also reported. Submitted by ...


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    Thurnham Hall

    Heywood, England

    37.1 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A lady in green is seen inside and in the garden; this is said to be the former homeowner, Elizabeth Dalton. A cavalier and poltergeist activity is also reported. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    Blackpool, Blackpool

    37.2 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A ghost named "Cloggy" (named because of the sound his clogs make) haunts the ghost train. The ice rink is known to have the sounds of people ice skating on it despite being empty, a little girl is seen in Sir Hiram Maxim’s Gift Shop who moves objects, and the ...


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    Bidston Windmill

    Birkenhead, Merseyside

    37.5 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    Multiple ghosts are reported in this windmill. Among the ghosts that are seen here include a man who is seen usually as a vapor and a Satanist named Richard Tilly who supposedly attacks younger women. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Rowton Moor

    Christleton, Cheshire West and Chester

    37.8 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    In 1645, the Battle of Rowton Heath claimed the lives of countless. Royalist leader, Lord Bernand Stewart, died in the conflict and has been seen on horseback ever since. William Lawes, a court musician who also died in the battle, is still said to play his music. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pontefract Castle

    Pontefract, England

    38.2 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    After 5pm, a monk is seen walking from what was the kitchen towards the Queen's tower. A little, raggedly girl is also thought to be here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Leasowe Castle

    Heywood, England

    38.4 miles from Heywood, UK-L2

    A man and his son were locked away in here; to face an easier death than starvation, the man killed his son, then himself. The pair are seen together in the room in which they perished. Another ghost is said to be someone who started to appear after a fire ...


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