Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England

Knebworth House

Knebworth House

Knebworth House has been the home of the Lytton family since 1490, when Thomas Bourchier sold the reversion of the manor to Sir Robert Lytton, Originally a genuine red-brick Late Gothic manor house, built round a central court as an open square, in 1813-16 the house was reduced to its west wing, which was remodelled in a Tudor Gothic style and then was transformed in 1843-45 into the present Tudor Gothic structure.


The family is warned of an impending death by the sound and occasional sighting of a girl named Jenny, spinning. Other phenomena include a presence in the rooms once frequented by Edward Bulwer-Lytton who died in 1873, and some believe he may have decided to remain there.


A guest sleeping in the Queen Elizabeth Room reported being awoken by a mystery girl with long, blonde hair leaning over the bed. Another unknown female has been sighted in the Picture Gallery

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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and Britain's Haunted Heritage by J A Brooks.


Visitor Information

Knebworth is a village and civil parish in the north of Hertfordshire, England.

It is situated immediately south of Stevenage.

Pictured left is Knebworth House courtesy of Heron2. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.