Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

Beckett's Park

Becket’s Well

Becket’s Well is situated on Bedford Road opposite Beckets Park (pictured above). At a point during his life having fled from Northampton Castle, Thomas stopped at a spring on the outskirts of the town to refresh himself. This well later became known as Becket’s Well and was recognised as such in 1843 when the local council built the present stone structure to mark its place. It is said that the water had the power to ease blindness.


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

The Black Lion

The Black Lion is one of the oldest pubs in Northampton.


Brooks states that there has been activity for quite a number of years. This includes lights turning on and off, disembodied footsteps, and a sense of fear for those who venture into the cellar.

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


Visitor Information

Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England.

It lies on the River Nene, about 67 miles northwest of London and 50 miles southeast of Birmingham.

Pictured left is Becket's Park courtesy of Kokai. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.