Okehampton Castle

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A famous legend here surrounds a woman named Mary Howard. While Mary was a well-to-do woman, in the afterlife, she has been confused with a woman named Lady Frances Howard, who murdered four of her husbands. It is said that Mary is carried in a carriage made of bone and must pick one blade of grass every night (she will be free once the hillside is bare). Otherwise, people report feeling as if they are not alone, objects have been thrown, and the temperature is said to drop.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Okehampton Castle
Castle Ln, Okehampton EX20 1JA, United Kingdom

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50.7311057, -4.0077920999999606
Nearest Towns:
Okehampton, UK (0.4 mi.)
Belstone, UK (2.7 mi.)
Sticklepath, UK (3.3 mi.)
Sourton, UK (3.4 mi.)
Jacobstowe, UK (3.6 mi.)
Sampford Courtenay, UK (4.4 mi.)
Sampford Courtnay, UK (4.4 mi.)
Sampford Courtney, UK (4.4 mi.)
South Tawton, UK (4.7 mi.)
South Zeal, UK (4.8 mi.)


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