|102 Watergate Street,
||Haunting. Unexplained bumps, rattlings and
cold draughts make this the house where no-one will live.
|13 Watergate Street,
||Poltergeist. Regular poltergeist activity:
brushes, cards, kettles and glass vases all move - sometimes
witnessed by customers.
|14 Dee Hills Park, Chester
||Haunting. Ghostly monk wakes sleepers in
large Victorian gothic mansion overlooking the River Dee
|40 Bridge Street, Chester
||Ghost. Active ghost nicknamed 'George' in
cellar area, reported by staff in travel agency; formerly
a wine merchant's shop.
|Abbey Green, off
Northgate Street, Chester
||Poltergeist. Regular poltergeist activity
at Georgian house on Abbey Green: keys, wine bottles and
solid iron stove all moved; doors inexplicably locked.
the Groves, Chester
||Poltergeist. Heavy oak doors smashed from
their hinges in front of terrified owners.
|Barlows/Ye Olde Vaults,
Bridge Street, Chester
||Haunting. Old landlord groans and moans
at the poor state of his pub. Now an upmarket shop.
|Bear and Billet, Lower Bridge Street, Chester
||Ghost. Kindly old lady often greets men
on the stairs with a smile.
|Bingo Hall, Brook Street, Chester
||Ghost. 'Old George' widely held to haunt
the premises. Unexplained thumps and crashes in the attic;
figure in tweed jacket regularly seen on balcony but vanishes
||Haunting. Apparition of Victorian apprentice
boy who fell on stone stairs at rear of medieval crypt
is also experienced upstairs in staff tearoom.
|Boot Inn, Eastgate Row North, Chester
||Haunting. Once Chester's most notorious
brothel, present pub still occasionally rings with female
moans and laughter.
||Haunting/Ghost. Figure of old woman emerges
from cupoard, kisses two sleeping boys, and vanishes.
|Boughton Heath (several streets), Chester
||Haunting. Running man crosses roads in front
of speeding cars only to vanish on far side.
|Bridge of Sighs, Northgate Street, Chester
||Haunting. Condemned criminals once led across
'Bridge of Sighs' from Northgate gaol to last rites in
Bluecoat chapel; their sighs are sometimes heard today.
|Brown Heath, Christleton, near Chester
||Haunting. Two ghostly figures in Civil War
dress with buff greatcoats and broad-brimmed hats occasionally
seen at the Brown Heath crossroads.
|Castle Street, Chester
||Poltergeist. Electrician working in Georgian
house spooked by objects being moved, and by owner's apparently
calm acceptance of supernatural events.
|Cestrian pub, City Road, Chester
||Haunting. Loud thumping heard on upstairs
floor whenever a previous landlord was angry; emphatically
not his wife!
||Devil's mark. Record of 1906 tells of flagstone
in cloisters bearing 'devil's footprint; when replaced,
mark reappears next morning.
|Chester Royal Infirmary
site, central Chester
||Ghost. 'Soldier McKenzie' - a well known
ghost of WWI Scottish fusilier who died of his wounds
and was buried in a hospital shroud instead of his kilt;
now eternally searching for his missing uniform .
|Coach and Horses, Northgate Street, Chester
||Ghost. Modern ghost of a sad old man orders
pint, books room, then vanishes; his reasons later become
|Curzon Park, Chester
||Haunting. Sobbing woman in Elizabethan dress
seen beneath a large tree with a hanged man swinging from
|Dee House, Dee Banks, Chester
||Ghost. Apparition of old woman sometimes
seen prowling top floor of this old telephone exchange
and onetime convent.
|Deva Psychiatric Hospital (now disused)
||Hauntings. Staff tell of dark forms seen on the wards
and strange footsteps.
|Deva pub, Watergate Rows North, Chester
||Haunting. Horrific scene of a Victorian
boy who fell into fire occasionally replayed in this pub.
|Dewa Roman Experience,
Pierpoint Lane, off Bridge Street, Chester
||Ghost. Spectral strangler in excavated cellar;
woman visitor feels invisible hands tighten around her
|Eastgate Clock, central Chester
||Premonition/vision. Three old crones seen
beneath the Eastgate seemingly foretell a national disaster.
|Falcon Inn, Lower Bridge Street, Chester
||Poltergeist. Spirit of badly treated and
angry maid throws glasses and beermats around historic
|George and Dragon,
Liverpool Road, Chester
||Haunting. Ancient footfalls of Roman legionary
regularly heard in pub on course of Roman road leading
from the Northgate, or Porta Decumana.
|Greyfriars, old buttressed house alongside
City Walls, Chester
||Haunting. Spectral apparition seen in doorway
by Chester Chronicle photographer.
|Grosvenor Park, central Chester
||Haunting. Park gates often inexplicably
locked and unlocked by unseen hand.
||Haunting. Two cowled and black robed monks
haunt area between this large store and the nearby River
|Haunted Alley, near St Johns Church, Chester
||Ghost. Monk in dark habit occasionally accosts
witnesses in 'Haunted Alley' beside St John's Church,
speaking a guttural Saxon-like language.
|King's Buildings, Chester
||Ghost. Sick woman experienced a phantom
physician in old-fashioned hat and neck ruff sitting at
her bedside. When he reached out and touched her forehead,
she recovered shortly afterwards.
|Leche House, Watergate Street, Chester
||Haunting. Face of an old-fashioned sailor
sometimes seen at 1st floor window.
|Marlbororough Arms, St John's Street, Chester
||Haunting. Phantom gurgles sometimes heard
from beer cellar where depressed Victorian landlord slit
his own throat.
|Morgan's Mount, City Walls, Chester
||Haunting. Apparitions of Cavalier soldiers
appear at this medieval tower named after a Royalist gun
captain during the Civil War siege of Chester.
|Nicholas Street, Chester
||Haunting. Ghostly coachman in carriage coat,
tricorn hat, riding boots and breeches occasionally seen
descending steps to Georgian terrace's old carriage house.
|Northgate arch, Chester
||Haunting. Spectral sound of hanged men buffeted
against the city walls by strong winds still heard on
site of the old city gaol at the Northgate.
|Old Bishop's Palace,
1. Poltergeist. Spirit of cruelly treated
Victorian bootboy moves shoes and boots around large
2. Haunting. Loud whipcracks still occasionally heard
in old stableyard.
|Old City Hospital, Hoole, Chester
||Haunting. Apparition of 'man in a brown
suit' visiting his sick mother seen by several nurses
in 1976; woman later tells nurses her son was killed in
Second World War.
|Old Dee Bridge, Chester
||Ghost. In 1986, ghost of dead neighbour
spoke to a Handbridge woman on bridge, then vanished.
|Old Fire Station
(now a restaurant), Northgate Street , Chester
||Haunting. Bewhiskered fireman in old fashioned
uniform regularly seen in old engine room.
|Old Griffith's flour mill, canal towpath,
near Cow Lane Bridge, Chester
||Smoke ghost. Grey misty figure rises from
canal and advances along towpath towards witness; drowned
body recovered from same spot in 1919.
|Old house, Foregate Street, Chester
||Haunting. Repeated slow footsteps and laboured
breathing of a very old person climbing stairs.
|Old Leadworks (now demolished), Hoole, Chester
1. Haunting. Apparition of old lady
carrying large bag vanishes in front of security guards.
2. Haunting. Figure of man in blue overalls seen during
demolition; possibly spirit of drunk workman killed
on nearby railway line.
|Old Militia Buildings, Chester - (originally
on site of Chester Police HQ; now demolished)
||Hauntings. Ghostly apparitions often seen
at windows and in doorway to old schoolyard. in the 1950s.
|Old Rectory, St Mary's
||Haunting. Several former employees attest
to inexplicable chills, draughts and slamming doors in
small room at top of house.
|Old Swinnerton's cafe, (now a shop) the
||Haunting. The top room, scene of a grisly
suicide, has been abandoned for decades.
|Pemberton's Parlour, City Walls, Chester
||Haunting. Cavaliers and their ladies said
to promenade along the city walls near this ancient medieval
|Pepper Gate, beside the Newgate, Chester
||Haunting. Ghostly horse's hooves in the
night connected with elopement of Tudor couple.
|Pied Bull, Northgate Street, Chester
||Haunting. Pub landlord swears his old pub
City Walls Road, Chester
||Poltergeist/ghost? Doors open and close
by themselves in school Music Room.
|Red Lion, Northgate Street, Chester
||Haunting. Former landlady claims cellar
is 'definitely haunted'.
|Roman Watchtower, Newgate, Chester
||Haunting. Ancient figure of Roman legionary
in Decurion's officer's armour still clear after 1,900
|Rowton Lane, just south of Chester city
||Haunting and poltergeists. New house in
Rowton Lane haunted by apparitions probably associated
with Civil War Battle of Rowton Moor. Voices; objects
moved and disappeared. Woman saw 'ghost' in house in 1960s,
according to local journalist.
|Saltney Junction Station, outskirts of Chester
||Haunting. Old man on squeaky bicycle manifests
early on winter mornings; said to have hanged himself
in station shed.
|St Anne's Street, Chester
||Haunting. Phantom footsteps on the stairs,
and burning books experienced in terraced house over a
|St John's Church,
||Haunting. Schoolboys experienced dark image
of monk on spiral staircase leading to belltower.
|St John's Churchyard, Chester
||Haunting. Spectral nun, with a 'beautiful
face' and dressed in a 'bluish habit' seen by various
witnesses in old churchyard.
|St Mary's Hill, Chester
||Haunting. A herd of spectral cattle sometimes
heard lowing in early morning at foot of this steep cobbled
|St Werburgh's Street, Chester
||Haunting. Spectral Cavalier and Roundhead
Civil War horsemen have been seen battling in this street
close to strategic Eastgate.
Lower Watergate Street, Chester
1. Haunting. Curious 'photographic negative'
apparition of beheaded 7th Earl of Stanley haunts ground
2. Haunting. Grey lady in 17th-century dress haunts
Gallery and Queen Anne Room.
|Thornton's, Eastgate Street , Chester
1. Poltergeist. 'Sarah', jilted on her
wedding day, is best known spirit in 'Chester's most
haunted house'. Moves objects, shoves people on the
2. Haunting. Large jovial man in apron.
3. Haunting. Insubstantial, almost invisible male spirit.
|Town Hall, Townhall Square, Chester
||Haunting. Unseen spirit haunts tiny storeroom
beneath grand external stairs.
|Tudor House, Lower bridge Street, Chester
1. Haunting. Headless apparition on
upper storey said to belong to Cavalier gentleman who
lost his head to stray cannonball during Civil war siege.
2. Haunting. Grey lady seen pacing landing.
3. Haunting. Recurring heavy footsteps and rattling
locks on top floor.
|Unnamed café, Bridge Street, Chester
||Poltergeist. Spirit of an unhappy 12 year-old
Victorian orphan girl who hung herself still haunts area
of old bakehouse; unlocked doors are mischievously locked,
|Unnamed shop, Frodsham Street, Chester
||Haunting. 'Little old lady' regularly encountered
on shop stairs or first floor landing.
|Watergate Row, Chester
||Ghost. Faceless cowled monk seen separately
and on several occasions by mother and daughter in old
house in Watergate Street.
|Watergate Street, Chester
||Haunting. Young girl dressed in 17th century
clothes; unspecified location.
|Watergate Street, Chester
||Haunting. Ghostly monk; area is close to
13th century friaries.
|Watergate Street, Chester
||Haunting. Ghostly sailor searches cobbled
street but vanishes in front of helpful passersby.
|Watergates Crypt, Watergate Street, Chester
||Haunting. Another spectral seaman crosses
this wine bar's magnificent medieval stone undercroft
with sailor's rolling gait.
|WH Samuels, Foregate Street, Chester
||Ghost. Originally Bear's Paw Inn; staff
at this jeweller's claim building is haunted by a ghost
|Ye Olde King's Head, Lower Bridge Street,
1. Haunting. Phantom child roams pub,
especially bedroom No. 4.
2. Haunting/poltergeist. Messages appear on mirror
in bedroom No. 4; items disappear in bedroom No. 6.
3. Ghost. Woman experienced 'shadowy watcher' at foot
of her bed in bedroom No. 6.