Hylton Castle

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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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Geographic Information

English Heritage
North Hylton
Sunderland SR5 3PA
United Kingdom

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54.9224505, -1.4429761000000099
Tyne and Wear
Nearest Towns:
Southwick, UK (1.1 mi.)
Southwick-on-wear, UK (1.1 mi.)
Pallion, UK (1.1 mi.)
West Boldon, UK (2.1 mi.)
Boldon, UK (2.1 mi.)
East Boldon, UK (2.2 mi.)
Borough Of South Tyneside, UK (2.2 mi.)
Usworth, UK (2.3 mi.)
Monkwearmouth, UK (2.4 mi.)
Sunderland, UK (2.5 mi.)


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