The Mistley Thorn Hotel

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Three of the ghosts here are said to include Matthew Hopkins (better known as the Witchfinder General) who died of tuberculosis in 1647. Other spirits include that of a serving girl usually seen walking along the corridors and a young boy who was thrown under a moving cart and trampled to death.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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The Mistley Thorn Hotel
High St, Mistley, Essex
CO11 1HE, United Kingdom

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51.94471771803742, 1.078908887696798
Nearest Towns:
Manningtree, UK (0.6 mi.)
Mistley, UK (0.8 mi.)
Bradfield, UK (1.8 mi.)
Lawford, UK (2.1 mi.)
Little Bromley, UK (2.3 mi.)
Bentley, UK (2.7 mi.)
East Bergholt, UK (3.1 mi.)
Stutton, UK (3.4 mi.)
Wrabness, UK (3.8 mi.)
Capel Saint Mary, UK (3.9 mi.)


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