Stratton, Cornwall, England

St Andrews Church

Binhamy Castle

The author Coxe refers to it as Blanchminster, whereas author J.A. Brooks refers to it as Binhamy. The remains of Binhamy/Blanchminster Castle lie between Bude and Stratton. The ghost of Sir Ralph de Blanc-Minster reputedly haunts it. He was killed during the Crusades in 1270, but has returned to haunt his home – but in the form of a White Hare.


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


Visitor Information

Stratton (Cornish: Strasnedh) is a small town situated near the coastal resort of Bude in north Cornwall, England.

It was also the name of one of ten ancient administrative shires of Cornwall - see "Hundreds of Cornwall". A battle of the English civil war took place here on 16 May 1643.

Pictured left is St. Andrew's Church, Stratton courtesy of Talskiddy. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.