Odell, Bedfordshire, England

Odell Castle

All Saints Church

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and according to the church website, "there are references to the appointments of clergy during C13". The current building dates from the 15th Century and likely replaces an earlier building.


The church and surrounding was said to be haunted by the ghost of a former village Squire, Sir Roland Alston. His earthly demise was said to be the result of an entanglement with the Devil himself. Consequently, his ghost on horseback was sighted riding through the village and up to the front door of the church, where he would dismount and run into the church. On some occasions, he was even followed by a demonic form with horns and hooves.


Pictured left is All Saints Church courtesy of Ben Mills.

56 High Street,



MK43 7BB.


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For further information, please read Haunted Places of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire by Rupert Matthews and Haunted Bedfordshire by William H. King.


Visitor Information

Odell is a village in Bedfordshire, England.

It lies to the north-west of the county town of Bedford, near the villages of Harrold, Felmersham, Sharnbrook and Carlton.

Pictured left is Odell Castle courtesy of Benjah-bmm27. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.