Haunted Locations #4 Langenhoe Church, Colchester, Essex


A fifteen minute drive south of central Colchester lies possibly, some would argue, the most haunted location in Essex. For here we find the location of the Langenhoe Church, who some believe to be the most haunted church in the whole of England. The church itself was built in the 14th century, but after structural damage sustained in an earthquake in 1884 it was eventually demolished in 1962. All that remains is a handful of abandoned headstones that poke out of the overgrown once church yard.

The majority of reports of the paranormal comes from the diary of Rev Ernest Merryweather who became rector of the church in 1937. The first account of something not quite right occurred soon after Rev Merryweather arrived, his valise used to carry books and vestments closed itself and would not open whilst on parish grounds. It was not until Rev Merryweather had left onto…

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