Category Archives: Local Legends

Lancashire Folk – the Book!

‘Lancashire Folk’ by Melanie Warren Very pleased to finally be able to announce that Lancashire Folk will be published in November 2015, by Schiffer Publishing, as part of their extensive collection of paranormal literature.  As stock comes to their UK … Continue reading

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Written Stone Lane

Written Stone Lane, Longridge Written Stone Lane is little more than a country lane today, but it is part of an old Roman road and was once a thoroughfare. It takes its name from a large slab of stone on … Continue reading

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Ladyewell, at Fernyhalgh, near Preston

Ladywell House is a vocational centre with a small chapel on the upper floor. It takes its name from the magical spring-fed well which lies in the grounds of the house. Today it is easily accessible, but once upon a … Continue reading

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Hill Meadow; Cromwell’s Hill.

In the area of Lancaster known as Aldcliffe, close to the canal and on the edge of countryside, there is an ancient field called Hill Meadow. In this field, I have read, there is an artificial hill, a few hundred … Continue reading

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The Legend of Giles Roper and the Devil on Fairsnape Fell

Giles Roper was crossing Fair Snape Fell one night, on his way home, when he came to a large boulder which was locally feared as a spot frequented by the Devil himself. Giles gave these rumours no real credence but … Continue reading

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Heskin Hall, at Heskin Green

Heskin Hall is now a modern conference centre, but its 16th century origins can still be seen. During the Civil War, Heskin Hall was a Royalist house, well-known for harbouring priests. One of these priests was discovered here by Roundhead … Continue reading

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Penwortham – a Fairy Funeral

Near St Mary’s Church, be wary of laying eyes on the Fairy Funeral, for such a sighting foretells your death! It is said that two men were walking this way late one night, at the dangerous hour of midnight. One … Continue reading

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