Preston, East Sussex, England

Preston Manor

Preston Manor

Preston Manor (pictured above) is the former manor house of the ancient Sussex village of Preston.. The present building dates largely from 1738, when Lord of the manor Thomas Western rebuilt the original 13th-century structure, part of which remains inside.


The Manor is reputed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Britain. Phenomena are varied and have included a White Lady believed to be dressed in 16th century clothing; a Grey Lady; a disembodied hand that moves up and down one of the bed posts; fabric has been torn; lights turning off on their own; and audible phenomena include unusual noises and footsteps.

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The Manor appeared on the TV program, Most Haunted. It was featured in Series 8 (2006).


For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Richard Jones.


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Preston Village is a suburban area of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex to the north of the centre.

Originally a village in its own right, it was eventually absorbed into Brighton with the development of the farmland owned by the local Stanford family, officially becoming a parish of the town in 1928.

Pictured left is Preston Manor courtesy of The Voice of Hassocks. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.