Fernhurst, West Sussex, England

A view towards Verdley Place

Verdley Castle

Verdley Castle, probably a 14th-century fortified manor house, or hunting tower, now demolished, lay in present day Henley Wood. The area is haunted by the ghost of the last bear to be killed in England, having been slain one snowy Christmas Day by yokels looking for food.


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


Visitor Information

Fernhurst is a village in West Sussex, England.

It is located on the A286 Guildford to Chichester road, 3 miles south of Haslemere.

Pictured left is a view looking towards Verdley Place courtesy of Dave Spicer. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.