Has its own crop of benign spectral presences. A previous, solitary lady occupant of 17, East St described how, in the evenings she would regularly smell pipe tobacco in her sitting-room . . .
Female residents of 23, East St have been woken in the night by some(body) stroking their hair with an unseen hand . . .
The Union Inn
Frequented by a little, mild-mannered shuffling old lady whose footsteps have been heard through the pub by members of the staff, publicans and their wives. She has been seen disappearing through a wall in the new function room and candles in that room have unaccountably lit themselves. She is known by the locals as 'Millie' because of her resemblance to a previous publican's wife . . .
A former Rector of St Mary's, Denbury would periodically see what he described as a "hollow shadow figure" sitting in one of the benches while he was conducting services. Also a "patch of mist" has been seen drifting down slowly from the organ loft . . .
And then there was the time that somebody passed the church lit up late at night while a service was in progress with music and singing only to find out, the following day, that the church door had been locked from the early evening . . .
This line of cottages is rife with reports of self-opening windows and doorlatches . . .
A mother at a house in South St going to investigate movements upstairs late at night has repeatedly found her children sound asleep . . .
"For ages the army of spirits, once so near, has been receding farther and farther from us, banished by the magic wand of science from hearth and home, from ruined cell and ivied tower, from haunted glade and lonely mere, from the riven murky cloud that belches forth the lightning, and from those fairer clouds that pillow the silvery moon . . ."