Louth, Lincolnshire, England


Thorpe Hall

Thorpe Hall was built by John Bolle in 1596, who took part in the siege of Cadiz with Sir Walter Raleigh. Whilst there, he caught the eye of a Spanish lady named Donna Leonora Oviedo. However, as he was married, Bolle did not allow anything to happen. As he was about to set sail for home, Donna gave him a portrait of her in a green dress, do that he could take it home.


Once home, Bolle began the custom of setting a place at the table for the portrait. Versions vary as to what happened to Donna. One states that she spent her remaining days in a convent. The other that she came to England and stabbed herself to death in the garden here!


The Hall gardens and the road outside are reputedly haunted by Donna - a Woman in Green. The Hall is a private residence and is not open to the public.


Pictured above is Thorpe Hall courtesy of Chris.

Thorpe Hall,

Lincoln Road,


Lincolnshire, LN11 0QR.


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


Visitor Information

Louth is a market town in Lincolnshire, England.

Louth is at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Pictured left is a view of Louth courtesy of Karen Roe. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.