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Is Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich haunted?

PUBLISHED: 19:30 13 October 2018

Is Christchurch Mansion haunted? Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Is Christchurch Mansion haunted? Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

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As the spooky season is upon us we head to one of the oldest buildings in Ipswich to hear if staff have seen any ghosts in the Tudor house.

Christchurch Mansion, which was originally called Withipoll House, dates back almost 500 years and has been home to many.

With a history as rich as this residence it isn’t surprising that people have thought they have seen supernatural activity on site.

Find out about the history of the residence here

Alleged sightings include a young woman in Edwardian dress dancing and laughing with two children in the upstairs art gallery. It is thought that she was once a maid who lived and worked in the mansion, she can be seen with her hair piled on top of her head and twirling with the youngsters as if playing ring of roses.

A couple of clocks in Christchurch mansion  Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSA couple of clocks in Christchurch mansion Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Others speak of a Victorian lady wearing a grey gown who rushes past visitors and then disappears, a young servant girl has also been seen wandering through the grand hallways.

You can read more about these sightings here.

Watch our video above to hear what Carrie Willis, who has worked in the mansion for 14 years, thinks on the supposed ghostly visits at the mansion.

Have you witnessed anything in the mansion? Or perhaps you have a ghost story about somewhere else in Suffolk - if so send an email with your tale here.

Do you think Christchurch mansion is haunted?  Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSDo you think Christchurch mansion is haunted? Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

A room in Christchurch mansion  Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSA room in Christchurch mansion Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

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