Totton and Eling, Hampshire, England

The former gatehouse of Great Testwood House

Great Testwood House

The drive is said to be haunted by a man in an Ulster and a monk, although could it be one of the same? There are also stories of a phantom coach and four. Locals believe that a manservant murdered the cook and dragged her body down the drive.


The house was once owned by the Sherry importers Williams and Humbert and it is also said that a night watchman there had such a scare he had a heart attack after seeing a figure in the house, and hearing the sound of chains being rattled and local legend says that the room this happened in was bricked up. There were also reports of the ghost of a woman in the attic and a phantom face at a window.


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


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Totton and Eling is a town and civil parish in Hampshire, England.

It is situated on the eastern edge of the New Forest and on the River Test, close to the city of Southampton but outside of the city boundary.

Pictured left is the former gatehouse of Great Testwood House courtesy of Stuart Logan. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.