Curry Mallett Manor
can be found near Taunton in Somerset. The present day house was built in the
Tudor period, although there was once a wooden Saxon castle on the site. The
Mallett family lived here for 900 years, from the ninth century onwards. King
John, Henry II and William the Conqueror have all stayed at the house.
The ghosts at the manor include a woman dressed in
Elizabethan costume, who may have been a housekeeper, and a man who is seen on
the anniversary of the battle of Armada. His identity is unknown.
The manor also has a strange atmosphere in certain rooms
and places. The garden makes many people feel extremely uncomfortable, as does
one of the bedrooms that overlooks the garden. It is thought that one of the
lords of the manor treated his wife cruelly, locking her in this room. Her
spirit is thought to cause the sad feeling that overcomes many visitors when
they enter this room.