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Blenkinsopp Castle

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Blenkinsopp Castle
Northumberland
England

At Blenkinsopp Castle (probably originally called Blencan's Hope, i.e. valley) near Greenhead, the resident ghost is a White Lady who is reputed to be trapped as a spirit which cannot be released until the treasure which she hid from her husband, (thought to have been booty from the Crusades) is recovered. It is said that when the Norman conquerors were sharing out the land there were no takers for this part, so the sitting tenant, one Blencan, was allowed to keep it. A fire destroyed most of the building in 1953. What remains is now a private residence.

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