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Gawsworth Hall

Gawsworth Hall is a half-timbred, sixteenth century manor house situated in Macclesfield, Cheshire. According to many sources it has a number of ghosts.

gaws.jpg (19509 bytes)The mansion was once occupied by Mary Fitton, the maid of honor to Elizabeth I, who is now believed to haunt not only the house but the church and the surrounding roads. It is rumored that Mary Fitton was the 'Dark Lady' that Shakespeare wrote of in his sonnets.

In the 1970s, the smell of incense was reported near a priest's room in the hall. This room was used as a hiding place for holy men in the sixteenth century.

The Old Rectory is also thought to be haunted. Smashing glass and various knocks and bangs have been heard and, on one occasion, an image of a man with a pointed beard was seen in a dark alcove.

Maggoty's Wood, nearby the Hall, is said to be haunted by Samuel Johnson, the last professional jester in England. He has been seen dancing around the wood, near the place he is buried.




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