Bramdean, Hampshire, England

The Churchyard at St. Simon and St. Jude

Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner House is a stately home and gardens, built in 1790 but remodelled extensively in 1867. It is owned by the National Trust and is open to the public.


It was once considered to be the most haunted house in England. During the mid-eighteenth century came reports of a haunting at this manor house, it is reportedly became that bad that the house was taken down and reconstructed some 50 yards away! This did not abate some of the phenomena, which continued to persist.


This included the apparitions of “a man in a drab coat” and a “woman in rustling silk”; and the sounds of knocks, doors being slammed, along with “terrifying screams”. Some attribute the apparitions to being that of Lord Stawell and his sister-in-law.


According to Evans, there is no recent phenomena reported in the house, although some have experienced the feeling of unease where the original premises stood.


Pictured left is Hinton Ampner House courtesy of Rwendland.

Hinton Ampner,

near Alresford,


SO24 0LA.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe; Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans and Britain's Haunted Heritage by J.A. Brooks.


Visitor Information

Bramdean is a village in Hampshire, England.

The village church is 12th century and is dedicated to St Simon and St Jude.

Pictured left is a view of Churchyard of St. Simon and St. Jude courtesy of Martyn Pattison. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.