West Clandon, Surrey, England

Clandon House

Clandon House

Clandon House is an early 18th-century grade I listed Palladian mansion in West Clandon, long being a seat of the Onslow family. The National Trust has owned it since 1956. The house was substantially damaged by fire in April 2015, which left it "essentially a shell". In January 2016, the National Trust announced that some of the principal rooms on the ground floor would be fully restored to the original 18th century designs.


The apparition of a distressed woman wearing a “long cream dress and brandishing a large hunting knife” has been sighted on the lawns of the house. A particularly clear sighting occurred in 1896, and is recounted by Matthews. She has also been reported inside the house.


Also said to haunt the grounds is a bearded man, who is sometimes accompanied by a woman in black.


Pictured left is Clandon House undergoing restoration, courtesy of BristolIcarus.

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For further information, please read Haunted Surrey by Rupert Matthews and Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.


Visitor Information

West Clandon is a village in Surrey, England.

It is situated within 4 miles of the M25 and the A3. The nearest village, which has the shared parade of shops, is East Clandon.

Pictured left is Clandon House courtesy of Colin Smith. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.