Robert (or Roger) Skelton was a stableboy who was murdered and disposed of in a well. After his death, messes that were left overnight became tidied by the morning, the imprint of a body appeared in ash, and a cook say a naked boy saying he was cold (leading to the ghost being nicknamed “The Cauld Lad of Hylton”).
(Submitted by Chris Berglund)
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Sunderland SR5 3PA
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- Tyne and Wear
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