Twickenham, Greater London, England

St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church

The Church is haunted by the apparition of Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) - an 18th century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. The phenomena allegedly started when his grave was disturbed and his skull purchased by a phrenologist. Coxe does not state what phenomena were reported.

St Mary's Church,

Church Street,


TW1 3NJ.


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


Visitor Information

Twickenham is a leafy suburban area in the London Borough of Richmond, Greater London.

It is located 10 miles southwest of the centre of London.

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