Cranbrook, Kent, England

A view of Cranbrook

Cranbrook Vampire

According to Coxe, Cranbrook was once home to Sir Richard Baker (1488–1558), an English politician who served as a Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was known as "Bloody" Baker due to his brutal persecution of protestants. Some townsfolk believed him to be a vampire.


Coxe states that he haunts Cranbrook, although no specific location is provided.


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


Visitor Information

Cranbrook is a small town in Kent, England.

It is situated roughly half-way between Maidstone and Hastings, about 38 miles southeast of central London.

Pictured left is a view of Cranbrook courtesy of Tony Grist. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.