Elm, Cambridgeshire, England

The Blacksmith's Arms

The Vicarage

The apparition of Brother Ignatius allegedly haunts the Vicarage. He failed in his duty to ring the bell as a warning of impending floodwaters that were about to engulf the monks. This resulted in the deaths of several of the brethren. It is now said that he rings a phantom bell that warns of a death in the village.

The Old Vicarage,



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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and Britain's Haunted Heritage by J A Brooks.


Visitor Information

Elm is a Fenland village in Cambridgeshire, England. It is located alongside the county boundary with Norfolk, on the outskirts of the market town of Wisbech. The northern end of Elm, alongside Elm Low Road, acts as an adjacent suburb of Wisbech. Elm is situated in the heart of The Fens.

Pictured is The 'Blacksmith's Arms', Elm, courtesy of Dr. Neil Clifton.