Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England

Dunkenhalgh Hotel

Dunkenhalgh Hotel

The Dunkenhalgh Hotel is set in a former country manor house once belonging to the Petre family. However, a former house existed on this site which belonged to the Walmesley family, whose lines eventually merged through marriage.


The building is reputedly haunted by a young woman in white - some suggesting that she wears a shroud. It has been said that this is Lucette, a young French governess of the family during the 1700's who was left heartbroken and pregnant by a soldier. Unable to cope, she threw herself from the bridge over the river in the grounds. She is said to walk the area on Christmas Eve.

Blackburn Road,

Clayton Le Moors,


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For further information, please read Britain's Haunted Heritage by J A Brooks.


Visitor Information

Clayton-le-Moors is a small town in Lancashire, England.

It lies 2 miles north of Accrington.

Pictured left is Dunkenhalgh Hotel courtesy of Robert Wade. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.