Beaminster, Dorset, England

St. Mary's Church

St. Mary’s Church

The apparition of a young boy named John Daniel, who was murdered in the 18th Century, haunts St. Mary’s Church. His spectre allegedly appeared to many of his school friends and stated the identity of his killer, but nobody was brought to justice. As a result, some believe that his tragic wraith can still be seen, and the best date for an encounter is 27th June.


For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Beaminster is a small town in Dorset, England.

It is situated approximately 15 miles northwest of the county town Dorchester. It is sited in a bowl-shaped valley near the source of the small River Brit.

Pictured left is St Mary's Parish Church courtesy of Mike Serle. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.