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East Anglia was at one time known as the ‘Witch Country’ and has long been the home of numerous tales of witchcraft. It has a long held history of witches, going back for centuries and was one of  England’s prime locations for the witch hunts. So it comes as no surprise that Kings Lynn is steeped in witchcraft history and tales of hauntings. Kings Lynn is a lovely old town, a bustling town, alive with history and once one gets off the ‘beaten track’ and wanders away from the rather tired and tacky shopping centre, one finds that Kings Lynne is a gem of a town with many very fine old buildings, small alley ways and ancient preserved archways. It has a lovely riverside walk; the river Great Ouse being tidal, with echoes and exhibits of its extensive trading history. There are many old and pretty inns and taverns all around the ‘old town’, which of course comes as no surprise giving Kings Lynn’s trading past.

It is said that the witchcraft persecutions in Kings Lynn went on for 160 years; persecutions of the old, the lonely, the slightly different, maybe the eccentric, folks who were healers and wise folk; so many innocent, often women, were said to have been murdered due to the superstitions and religious dogma of the times. The trials were said to be a complete mockery of real justice with people, onlookers usually baying and shouting at the innocents accused. There was no actual legislation to state what a witch actually was and definitions varied, based on superstition, folklore or even hearsay. Therefore many well meant and innocent actions were interpreted as witchcraft. Two women recorded as being executed in Kings Lynne, are both Mary Taylor and Mary Smith, whom were both burnt at the stake close to the Duke’s Head Hotel in 1616 and 1730 respectively, with the latter having been accused of being a witch.

 In 1590 in Kings Lynn, a woman named Margaret Read fell victim too; it is said to the murderous impulses of the ‘witch finders’. Margaret was accused and found guilty of witchcraft and was burned alive at the stake in the market place. There are several versions of the tale but the legend states that while she was being consumed by the flames her heart spontaneously burst from her body and hit the wall of a house opposite thus searing into the brickwork a permanent sign which can still be seen to this very day. The still beating heart is said to have consciously bounced all the way out of town and into the river ouse where it disappeared beneath the surface of the water in an angry, sulphurous bubbling wave, rather like a cauldron! This witch heart is also known as the ‘Diamond Heart’ and can be seen high up on the appropriate coloured red brickwork of house number 15/16 on the north side of the Tuesday Market Place. It is a rather crude free hand drawing but it makes sure that the legend endures. No 15 is also home to a poltergeist whom, it is said throws things on the floor.

Number 15/16 on the north side of the Tuesday Market place showing the ‘heart’ above the window where, legend states it is permanently ‘seared’ into the brickwork.

Margaret was definitely a victim of 16th century England’s obsession with witchcraft but she was not a victim of East Anglia’s most infamous witch hunter; the self styled ‘Witchfinder General’ Matthew Hopkins, for she was murdered some 30 years before Hopkins was born. Hopkins reign of terror focussed on Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire and began in 1645. Records show that King’s Lynn paid Hopkins the sum of £15 for ‘clearing the town of witches’ – this was at a time when the average daily wage was a mere 2.5p!

Another version of the ‘heart’ story is that it was a young woman called Mary Smith who was burnt as a witch in 1616 and as she was dying she proudly proclaimed her innocence and her heart is said to have sprung from her body and landed at the house of the Rev Roberts, the priest who had actually declared her a witch!

There is a further record that in 1582 there was an execution of someone with the name Gabley, in Kings Lynn, but whether this person was murdered for witchcraft is not recorded but what is sure to be true is that many, many innocent folks were murdered in Kings Lynn town centre and many of them for witchcraft.

At the heart of Kings Lynn, is the market which is now a cobblestoned car park. It is bordered by the Corn Exchange and various pubs and Georgian buildings, including the Duke’s Head Hotel; the market was held on a Tuesday for hundreds of years. This market though was also the scene of public executions, hangings, witch burnings and the punishment of wrongdoers; often a very regular sight imprisoned within the stocks. This Tuesday Market Place is said to be riddled with secret tunnels from which many a tale could have arisen; tales of smuggling, espionage and daring escapes no doubt.

 The Tuesday Market Place: location of many executions and the Dukes Head Hotel home to a plethora of hauntings and a hidden Masonic Temple too!

The Tudor Rose Hotel, built in 1500 in the old town, on St Nicholas Street, not far from the Tuesday Market, has an interesting history, though more as the most haunted building in Kings Lynn rather than with a connection to witchcraft. It is said to have a number of ghosts one of which is known as the ‘Grey Lady’ who was said to have been killed by her husband, but no actual records of her being a witch. Another tale relates that shortly after a wedding, the bride was stabbed to death by her new husband in the hotel. Since then, a short woman in a long white dress has been spotted and ‘phantom’ footsteps heard.

 The Tudor Rose Hotel: Home of the ‘Grey Lady’ and other hauntings.

Another building; The Seven Sisters pub in Exton’s Road, Kings Lynn has among the legends of its origin the tale that it was named after seven sisters who were executed for witchcraft.

The Dukes Head Hotel, shown above, is a fine Georgian building that overlooks the Tuesday Market Place and which dates back to 1683; it stands on the site of an ancient inn called The Gryffin. The hotel is said to be haunted by quiet a few ghosts… In 1531 a maid murdered her mistress by poisoning her; for her crime she was boiled to death in a large pot in front of a baying crowd in the middles of the Tuesday Market Place. Terrified witnesses have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a weeping lady in 16th century dress throughout the hotel. It is believed that she is the ghost of the executed maid. There is also another ghostly figure reported to have been seen climbing the hotel’s staircase and wandering the corridors; known as the ‘Red Lady’, she is said to be the shade of a woman who committed suicide over her two lovers. Room 18 was once haunted after an attempted suicide resulted in a dying man being bought into the suite; his ghostly moaning once drove people away, who would flee from the room terrified, though this has now faded. It is said that the guests at the hotel had a fine grandstand view of the executions on Tuesday Market Place and that it was also a centre for cock-fighting.

Interestingly the Duke’s Head Hotel is today home to a full  Masonic Temple. The temple which is windowless is open to the public on Heritage Day in September; it has Masonic furnishings and decoration complete with an 18th century anti-room. The first Freemasons Lodge was formed on the site on the 1st October 1729 and stood on the site of the old Gryffin (1576-1683). In 1830, the old coach, the Union, from Stamford would call at the Globe and the Duke’s Head on alternative days and then headed for Swaffham, Dereham and Norwich, returning on the next day at noon.

The witches of East Anglia were a million miles away from the wiccans of today; in I would suggest every aspect. One example being from this Kings Lynn record: ‘the Spirits of the dead were evoked by the construction of images made of a mixture of wax and corpse dust. These witches “poppets” were pricked to cause another hurt. A swallow’s heart and liver could be attached to the poppet with pins to charge it. A heart pierced with thorns was used as late as the nineteen sixties for unknown reasons at several locations in the Kings Lynn Area’.

There are many old buildings in Kings Lynn and old buildings often contain hidden ritual objects placed inside the walls, ceilings, chimneys and other concealed places for they were thought to protect from witches and evil spirits.  During the 17th Century, it was common all over England to bury cats in the walls or ceilings to deter witches or evil spirits from entering the property.  Remains of such a cat were found in the Dukes Head Hotel in Kings Lynn, in room 10 during October 2011. The bones were found when contractors were working on the building and apparently they just ‘fell’ out of the ceiling!

The clergyman, Alexander Roberts from Kings Lynn, said that ‘the power of the witch comes from the devil’ but in order for this to happen three conditions had to be satisfied. ‘First the permitting will of God. Secondly the suggestion of the Divill and his power co-operating. Thirdly the desire and consent of the sorcerer: and if any of these be wanting, no trick of witchcraft can be performed.’

Snuggled in at the side and just behind St Nicholas Church, on Chapel Lane, is a most quaint and unusual small cottage; very ‘witchy’ looking with whitewashed outer walls; known as ‘The Exorcists House’. The house, built in 1635 and replacing an older house is a grade two listed building with a very interesting history. It was once attached to the church and it is said that one way that a priest could progress within the church was to hold the position of ‘Exorcist’, it is also said to be haunted by a former occupant.

 The Exorcist’s House – very appropriately situated…

As I was wandering around taking the photos for this research, this spot particularly caught my eye; unknown to me at the time it is known as ‘Devils Alley’ and is a short cut from the riverside through to the Old Town. As I am very fond of a mysterious alleyway or two, I could not resist venturing down. Apparently, a single footprint, known as ‘Satan’s Hoof Print’, and belonging to Old Nick is said to be visible down this aging alleyway. I wished I had known at the time for I would certainly have searched for it!

Where i wonder is ‘Satan’s Hoof Print’!

The whole area of East Anglia is full of many tales of witches but also very chillingly one can view the actual executions lists on line, which makes very sobering reading indeed, with quite a few local names on it. I wondered what was really going on and why innocent folks were being blamed for witchcraft. Was this a cover up for something else that was going on elsewhere – smoke and mirrors? I tried to find out more on this subject but came to dead ends.

Often churches reveal many surprises and none more so than the beautiful moon-phase clock on the tower of The Priory and Parish Church of St Margaret’s of Antioch, St Mary Magdalene & all the Virgin Saints, to give it its full name! It is located on the corner of Queen Street and Church Street, opposite the Old Gaol House; it was founded as a Benedictine Priory in 1101 by Herbert de Losinga, the first Bishop of Norwich. This amazing clock is said to denote the tides rather than the time; although it could be said that ‘time and tide’ are as one. It was originally presented to the church in 1683 by Thomas Tue, churchwarden and clockmaker, although the present one is a twentieth century reconstruction. The letters around the dial read as ‘LYNN HIGH TIDE, but if only read backwards though and very interestingly it has a dragon pointer. I did wonder, if because it was a moon-phase clock, that there may have been at some point in time, a connection to witches, magic or the occult but I could find no further clues apart from the fact that the clock does feature on a ‘Knight Templar’ webpage on sacred geometry.  The face of the clock itself, if one looks closely, does seem to feature sacred geometry and the more one looks at it, the more one sees, so very intriguing.

 The Moon Phase clock and just opposite the Old Goal House

(http://www.templarmechanics.com/templar_detail.asp?templarid=91)

I did try to find out if there were any  connections relating to the Knights Templars in the area, but drew blanks there. Kings Lynn does has a long maritime tradition and a prominent connection to The Hanseatic League; a group of German cities and has the only remaining Hanseatic Warehouse still standing in the counrty, so maybe the Templars with their maritime traditions, and experience of trading and finance could have a connection here?

Hanse House with maybe a Templar connection?

So finally I was left with some random thoughts which could involve scratching further beneath the surface of what actually appears to be; what is the real reason why so many innocent, mostly women were persecuted as witches, especially in East Anglia? Was it really because of their so-called magical or healing practices or were they in fact used as scapegoats? But whatever the reason Kings Lynn is certainly a town flowing with fascinating history, much of which is of the more unusual kind with many mysteries still unsolved and holding their secrets close to their hearts.

 Two of the old historic gateways still remaining and now preserved

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 Symbolism on the font in the church

August 2016

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THE PRIORY INVESTIGATES: QUEST NUMBER ELEVEN

THE GARDEN OF ENGLAND

  • St Peter and St Paul’s Church Seal
  • St George’s Church Wrotham
  • St Nicholas’ Church Pluckley

An early morning start found us on quest number eleven and on our way to Kent; commonly known as ‘The Garden of England’ and one can certainly see why, as once off the ‘beaten track’ one is in wooded countryside, pretty little villages and amongst rolling chalk downs – a taste of ‘Old England’ to be sure and a lovely place to be for a day of questing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal,_Kent

ST PETER AND ST PAUL: SEAL. Our first stop of the day was this small medieval church, a grade one listed building, in the village of Seal,  just outside Sevenoaks. The church was built in 1243 upon the grounds of a former Saxon church and burial ground. It is a very quiet spot with stunning views right across the north downs. There is altogether a lovely peaceful feel to the church and graveyard; yet upon entering the church itself, many surprises await the eagle eyed Craft explorer, for this is a very Masonic driven English church…

A very peaceful and picturesque setting with stunning view across the downs.

*click on all photos for a larger view*

On entering St Peter and Paul church, one can see straight away over the main doorway, the figure of Boaz, from the two biblical figures; the two pillars, while inside the porch itself and the entrance are placements upon the windows of very masonic symbols; the square and compass, the tau within the philosophers stone, the keys, the sword (logos), emblems of blood sacrifice and blood letting and within the church itself many references to, and symbols of the Raised (third) Degree icluding the skull and crossbones.

Let Alek our head researcher show you around and explain all the meaning of the Masonic symbolism for you (apologies for the noises from the wind outside)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVX6F6s8n1k

In 1874 a female apparition (Djinn) with a pair of garden ‘loppers’ was recorded as being seen frantically chopping the bushes in the graveyard, while in 1263 a faceless monk was seen from the now blocked over window, looking outwards. In 2015 a Seal man named Paul Gevauxx was jailed for commiting a double stabbing. One wonders just how these kind of incidents occur and what could have provoked someone to carry out such a crime as this… We ourselves (our team) whilst in the church experienced a few ‘happenings’ sadly not on camera though; seeing white lights near the organ, various loud bangings/thumpings and a white light near the original doorway.

See our second video link to explain further about St Peter and Paul Church

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CEVjOJtsx0

St Peter and St Paul: A church  full to the brim with Masonic symbolism

The ‘family lines’  we were particularly researching today in Kent were:

  • Richard Neville 1674
  • Catherine Turner 1716
  • Robert Neville 1714
  • Anne Neville 1679

As shared in the above clip there ocurred a subsequent ‘family’ migration to Shipdham in Norfolk, where of course we have previously quested at.

 

ST GEORGES CHURCH: WROTHAM. The church is located on the ‘north’ side of a small square in Wrotham village, but sadly on this occasion the church doors to this little late Saxon/early Norman period church were not open to us, due to extensive electrical wiring renovations being carried out. The church was founded in 946 AD by Richard de Wrotham. We stayed awhile though strolling aroung the burial ground at the church itself and also the second graveyard just over the road, where many beautiful celtic crosses can be seen; obviously again carrying their fare share of Templar and Masonic symbols, as can also be seen around the outside of the church. The ‘family’name associations to be discovered here are as that in Seal, Kent.

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/01/03/WRO.htm

Some of the beautiful Celtic crosses and other ‘non christian’ sybolism to be found in the pretty setting of St George’s Church in Wrotham.

By way of an introduction and a record of our visit we did make a very short video – see below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kecV_r0psto

ST NICHOLAS: PLUCKLEY. This church, which is also a grade one listed building and is situated in the picturesque vilage of Pluckley, has been on the site in some form or other since Saxon times; the present church being some 900 years old, with Pluckley being a name of Saxon origin and record of the monks of Cantebury actually recording a church being here in 1090. As the village is so pretty and typically English one can totally see why the TV series ‘The Darling Buds of May’ was mostly filmed in and around this village.

The inside of St Nicholas showing the many brasses to be found on the floor, but especially pay attention to the beautiful ‘prophetic’ window with tellings of our earth’s future….

Of course the village and church does now have the infamous reputation of being the most haunted church and village in England; whether true or not or just folklore tales, one as usual has to make up ones own mind on the matter. The village though, certainly does attract its fair share of ‘ghost hunters’, especially on nights such as Halloween/Samhain. Among the ‘ghosts’ seen or recorded here are ‘The Highwayman’, The sounds of a ‘horse drawn’ coach, a gypsy woman or watercress woman, a ‘red’ lady and a ‘white’ lady and a monk; these are just a few of the many sightings recorded here so one can only assume that the Djinn are in proliferation here; maybe protecting much more than meets the eye… While we ourselves were here, we did experience a mysterious woman and a dog entering the church and then leave, but as the video below explains, Alek who was outside at the time, just near the door, witnessed no one what so ever entering or leaving the church….

http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/england/kent/hauntings/pluckley.html

So while most visitors are seeking verification of ‘hauntings’ they are of course missing the whole point of why this church is really here; the reason why all the churches we are visiting are where they are, ie the placement of pyramids within the earth. From the actual church’s themselves, especially this one today; the real truths of existence and of life on this planet are here for all to see… The overiding theme of the day, from the churches we visited certainly seemed to revolve around blood sacrifice, blood letting and blood offerings; of offerings and the taking of ‘energy’ as told within the designs of the stained glass windows; presenting us with a lesser know yet true tale of ‘The Jesus’ and whom he really was; his true origins and the customs of his kin and how they fit into the ‘jigsaw’ of life on earth. We also see a future time in relation to this so called planet, spread out before us upon the magnificant window, messages from the past for all to decipher…

See the video link of this amazing and very special window to find out more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faRICeGwMgE

There were a couple of ‘hidden’ rooms, above the entrance porch and in the bell tower area which we did wonder about; why were they closed, why no public access? That was a bit of a mystery to us… then sadly before we had finished filming and taking our photographs, the present day ‘Keeper of the Keys’ arrived on the scene at this point in time, to lock up. However before she bade us farewell she did mention that the ‘hiddedn’ rooms were being refurbished as a visitors diaplay and historical centre, which was useful to know. Thus then our research for the day was cut abruptly short, though thankfully we had enough to gain much knowledge and insight.

See our Youtube link to the last video of the day at St Nicholas, Pluckley where more symblosm is revealed….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqw-eYIe8ig

The Days Thoughts and Conclusions….

  1. We know that the churches on the sites we are investigating are full of Masonic symbolism, but where did these symbols originate from in the first place?
  2. Why are the churches built upon sites where underground ‘secrets’ need to be kept buried from the people of the lands?
  3. We know that the ‘Djinn’ are very much in attendence at these sights but are they protecting or hiding something?
  4. We have learnt today of the exsistence of The Kolbrin bible and of the truths that it contains and the fact that many of the Freemasons scriptures do in fact originate from The Kolbrin.
  5. The windows are full of prophetic happenings; we saw the future history of our planet before us today bold as brass, as foretold in the Kolbrin Bible.
  6. We learnt of the truths and real life of  ‘The Jesus’;  of blood spilling, blood letting and of blood scarifice and that the giving and receiving of ‘energy’ is not what one is lead to believe.
  7. We now know that Mary Magdalene was indeed male; so what then of this realationship to The Jesus?
  8. We learnt today of the ‘family’migration from Kent to Norfolk; the ‘Nevilles’ as always being very prominent ‘players’ in our quests;  the bloodline of whom goes back as far as Enoch.
  9. All the churches of all the quests attract the inquisitve public, the ‘ghost hunters’, the ‘paranormal investigaters’ etc… etc, for all the wrong reasons. What better way then to hide a secret – hidden in the spooky tales of headless horseman, white ladies, monks, black schucks, knights, people with dogs etc… etc… Smoke and mirrors and more than a little bit of misdirection…. Perfect camoflauge to hide the truths i would say!

August 2016

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 “The Grail Kingship is within the realm of impossibilities”

THE PRIORY INVESTIGATES: QUEST NUMBER TEN

  • All Hallows within Tottenham Cemetary
  • St Mark Noel Park Wood Green
  • All Saints Edmonton
  • Saint Mary Magdalene Enfield

So our destination for Quest Number Ten was to take us in a completely different direction alltogether from our quests of before, for we were leaving the quiet of the coast and countryside behind us and were making tracks towards the urban jungle of North London. So why these four paticular churches? What is so special about them? Sure they have their fair share of unexplained tales of ghostly sightings; even quite unerving stories affecting local people & children; including poltergeist sightings and interactions over the years, but the real facts do go much deeper and relate to the purposes of our ongoing quests, including family blood lines, royal blood lines, hidden histories and long hidden pyramids so please do read on and enjoy…

All Hallows Church within Tottenham Cemetary: A visit to the much loved family grave in beautiful Tottenham Cemetry was an important call for our lead researcher. This lovely cemetry is much like a park with its own lake, picnic areas and an abundance of wildlife; yet this was also a time of reflection and of a cleaning up of the family plot. There were definitely some other ‘presences’ around us here on this day, yet certainly nothing untoward in any way and of course this visit was very important and relevant to our quests🙂

The family plot of Alek in Tottenham cemetry, now loving restored to beauty.

The Church itself, we were unable to gain entry to, yet we were able to film some interesting footage outside. All Hallows aka All Saints Church was a Zion church in times past, which is quite evident from the design of the building, however it is now an Anglican church and is one of the oldest buildings in the London Borough of Haringey, having been built as All Saints in the 12th century. The church has been painted by many fine artists over the years and there has even been a book written about it. It has it’s fair share of mysteries including that of a real life physical vampire whom roamed the cemetry for a good few years and of course because of the churches placement as one of the ‘four corners’ it has many a ghosty tale woven into its history.

Let Alek tell you more by clicking on the link to our youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyoNZ5QaCyg

There are some beautiful carvings and artwork to be discovered both on the church and in its graveyard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Hallows%27_Church,_Tottenham

St Mark Noel Park Wood Green: Sadly we were unable to gain entry into the second church of quest number ten, but never the less we did manage to record a short film outside of the churche’s gates amidst the roar of the North London traffic. There was a solid boarded fence all around the church too, making still photography also difficult. This is a ‘Church of England’ Victorian church built in 1889 on the charming Noel Park estate; one of the first ever municiple housing estates to be built. There are quite a few unexplaind and scary happenings recorded here; some from the fairly recent past. It is the second point of the ‘four corners’ so thus no surprise.

http://www.stmarks.noelpark.org/

All Saints Church Edmonton: So yet again at this point in time we were unable to gain access to this church; the third church of quest number ten and the third of the ‘four corners’. After our travels around the rural and coastal church sites which are open mostly much of the time to visitors and pilgrims, one can only assume that in built up urban areas, the churches are closed for reasons of safety and security. All Saints is an Anglican church within the borough of Enfield. The oldest known reference to the church shows up in a document dating some time between 1136 and 1142. It was completely rebuilt in the 15th century and has undergone many alterations since. Again because of it placement and importance of our quests, much poltergeist and ghostl activity has been recorded here.

http://www.allsaintsedmonton.org.uk/

A pretty church set amidst beautiful grounds open to the public which are a public byway

The Four Corners revealed…..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy-ZifAn3IY

Saint Mary Magdalene Windmill Hill Enfield: And so with visiting this church on quest number ten, we arrive at point number four of the ‘four corners’ and thus by now dear reader you will have gained great insight into just what the ‘four corners’ are refering too and yet some mysteries as always do remain. When we arrived here, the church was about to be closed for the night but with promt action on our parts we were able to gain access and to have two informative guides by our side. The interior of this church is truly an amazing sight to behold and has been recently refurbished with the help of a lottery grant. As expected due to its placement, it has it’s tales of the unexlained here and even a well documented report of an exorcism performed by one of the past days priests. But it is the Templar, Masonic, Egyptian, Eastern and Eastern Star symbology that predominates everywhere within the church for all to see, which reveals and tells the true tales….

http://www.stmarymagdalene.church/

See the stunningly beautiful and exquisite artwork and mosaic tiles that adorn the wall and floors of St Mary Magdalene Church in Enfield: not just artworks but clues left to us of our true hidden history of our country and our planet. All left for us to decipher; left for the truth seekers to discover and acknowledge – truly and surely quest for the modern day Knight….

“Seek and ye shall find”

Follow the link to our Youtube channel for an informal tour of the church and a viewing of ‘The Last Supper’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eVPzZHX_zI

All Saints Edmonton: Back to the Future…. Happily and to our delight the vicar of All Saints returned our call and invited us back to view this lovely and very interesting church which was well worth the wait for the visit, for inside the churches walls we were presented with many suprises and delights. There were many ancient carvings all around the church; the font in particular relaid to us important and relevant messages from the past, as did the ‘Grail Kingship’ plaque upon the wall to the left of the font; a more detailed description of which is in the video. As always messages from the past, way back from ancient Sumerian times and beyond, left for the astute amongst us to decipher; for those who love a good quest🙂

The video shows and tells much more of the church in finer detail; sumerising our quest for today and thus so far. Please use the link to out Youtube channel to see more of this unusual church

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdnpY320rKI

Read the true ‘story’ from the carvings and artwork

The Four Corners

So from todays quest we have discovered what is meant by the ‘Four Corners’ and of the placement within our land of this great pyramid, marked by these four north London churches:

  • All Hallows within Tottenham Cemetary
  • St Mark Noel Park Wood Green
  • All Saints Edmonton
  • Saint Mary Magdalene Enfield

The apex; the pinnacle of which rises here with more mysteries to solve:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pymmes_Brook

So to conclude:

  1. We are discovering some of the deeply significant messages hidded in stone at all of these sites.
  2. We now know that these sites are places of immense power and magnectic resonance.
  3. We have leant that the ‘Guardians of Secrets’ protected these sites and still do.
  4. We know these sites to be frequented by the Djinn.
  5. The quest for the true ‘Grail Kingship’ continues as we delve into the untold history of our lands…

“For i am the reason that you exist, the reason for your event and the reson that you will depart. It is at the point of reason that the seasons shall reveal themselves for what they truly are…” teachings of the Priory.

Please feel free to contact us if you are curious to find out much more on an England; on a history you really thought you knew….

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THE PRIORY INVESTIGATES: QUEST NUMBER NINE

  • St Marys Church: Therfield
  • St Faith’s Church: Kelshall
  • Minsden Chapel: Chaplefoot
  • All Saints Church: Little Munden
  • St John The Baptist Church: Royston

 

Therfield Church

ST MARYS CHURCH THERFFIELD: This was to be our first port of call of the day, for Quest Number Nine; for what was to prove to be a very busy and fascinating quest. Upon arriving at Therfield Church one cannot fail to notice the proliferation of Templar and Masonic gravestones covering the burial ground, adorned with much  ‘Old Craft’ symbolism that we have now grown to expect.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therfield

An interesting church which was funded directly by the Fordham Family (one of our lead researchers, Alek’s pedigree lines). It is said that Edward King Fordham, (1750-1847) is the protector here (i.e. the Guardian of Secrets). There have been reports of his hauntings and of his ghostly apparitions here since 1853,  yet oddly they only started 6 years after his death.

A nice church, but a wee bit of a red herring for us and our quest…. Interesting though that the Vicar, Richard came over and took our head researcher Alek directly  to the grave of John Henry Fordham, who of course had connections to the masonic lineage, which is no surprise. Such a shame we did not have a chance to record here, as who knows what potential for EVP could have occured.

St Faiths Church

ST FAITH’S CHURCH KELSHALL: Situated in a very quiet corner of Hertfordshire, one hundred metres above sea level on the chalky Chiltern ridge, where the parish land sweeps northwards down to the well known Icknield Way. As is usual nothing can be seen of an earlier church building, but a late 14th century preaching cross still stands in the churchyard.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelshall

GK sheild

This is a ‘Key’ area of the Fordham Line, with major signs and placards very evident in the Church itself, to the Fordams. What was more interesting: The  K.e.y Line of Alek (the Neville Line) which tracks back to Noah and beyond; i.e. the beautiful and inspiring ‘Grail Kingship Shield’ (shown here) hangs proud and high just within this church over the entrance. Built on top of a Saxon Church, but more importantly; encompassed by Pyramid Energy, also with great potential for EVP.

Note: Edward King Fordham is Aek’s 5 x Great Grandfather from the Fordham Line.

Please see our Youtube link to take a tour around the church to learn more about the Fordham line and the symbolism within the church:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E0TPN03a2g

MINSDEN CHAPEL CHAPLEFORD:  So our next destination was right off the beaten track, literally in the middle of nowhere, where a bridle way is the only indication that something might be hiding in the woods. It was quite an uphill trek and a worthy battle with nettles and brambles; for this small chapel with a very fascinating history sits within a copse, atop of a mound overlooking the Hertfordshire countryside. From looking at other video clips of the chapel it is now a lot more innaccesable than it has been in previous years and very difficult to get to and even to see properly through the overgrowth of vegetation. It is now very difficult to see much of the chapel walls as leafy bushes and trees have now sprung up everywhere, obscurring the view.

First of all, it was interesting to note that the pub we had enjoyed a lovely late lunch in and which had been renamed, was the pointer we were indeed looking for and yet could not find; the Chapelfoot Farmhouse itself ! Now known as The Rusty Gun; not easily recognizable these days as areas look so different as the seasons move on.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsden_Chapel

Minsden Chapel was built in 1368, yet the mound (Hill) is more sacred and powerful than even Stonehenge… Reginald Hine, an historian from Baldock born 25th September 1883, knew of its significance and was burdened with the duty of sealing the area to stop evil spreading out. Signs of witchcraft and sacrifice are evident here today, so not a spot for the faint-hearted! There is a memorial stone somewhere on the chapel site for Reginald but i guess the ground covering was so dense it was not easy to find and we missed it. A site personally ticked off by Alek whom vows NEVER to re-visit and firmly believes that it is best to be forgotten; for when the oceans rise it shall be returned to the sea from whence it came… A clear and definite presence was cetainly felt here with many tales of whispers unfolding and an atmosphere which gradually became denser, so much so that members of our team reported pressures on the front of their heads and headaches….

Important to note the ‘odd sign’ of warning of which Reginald wrote, upon receiving his lifetime lease from the Diocese:

“TRESPASSER AND SACRILEGIOUS PERSONS TAKE WARNING,

FOR I WILL PROCEED AGAINST THEM WITH THE UTMOST RIGOUR OF THE LAW,

AND, AFTER MY DEATH AND BURIAL, I WILL ENDEAVOUR, IN ALL GHOSTLY WAYS,

TO PROTECT AND HAUNT ITS HALLOWED WALLS”

How interesting too, considering that over and above the circular portal entrance is the out-mould of a strange human face forever staring down and keeping watch…

Take a look around the Chapel and learn of some of its mysterious history first hand here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSun8ZqZVo0

As an interesting footnote, which goes along with not being welcomed by ‘The Guardian’ of the site, and the fact that the site is well and truly hidden under trees and is not mentioned anywhere as a place to visit…. while we were in a nearby carpark assessing how to find Minsden Chapel, a couple seemed to appear from a leafy footpath over the road that seemed to go nowhere in particular, yet complete with map in hand. They professed to know where we needed to go but strangely the directions they gave were not where the chapel actually was……

ALL SAINTS CHURCH LITTLE MUNDEN: After travelling across pretty countryside we next found ourselves at All Saints Church, Little Munden. We expected it to be closed as the hours of opening had passed by, so a search around the burial ground was all we were expecting but never the less we were in for a few suprises…

Little Munden 1

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/herts/vol3/pp129-135#h3-0007

It is an interesting church, and although as said it was locked upon our arrival (given the time of evening at 7:30 at night), enough was experienced to confirm the placement of a ‘tablet’. We all heard noises and a voice from the lower chambers, just right of the church porch, together with a cold, very dark feeling energising fear, emanating from the bottom of the steep and crumbling stone steps. At the bottom of the steps and to the left where there was pitch blackness, one could just make out the shape of the iron bars of a (cell?) door and upon peering through them, there was total darkness and a strong sense of an utter foreboding; an all encompassing void, the nature of which can only be described as ‘not nice’ in any way and a wind above that blew in three different directions at the same time. Built in 1385, though the older structure was built in the year 897.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OonEkgRFbJo

There are reports of  ghostly apparitions of Ralph Fordham; the protector, the Guardian of Secrets…

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH ROYSTON:

Upon arriving at this church it was easy to see how it differed from the ‘out of the way’ villages we had previously visited on our quests. The church takes pride of place in this busy and well known tourist town;  it is set amidst stunning gardens and immaculate manicured lawns. The town itself is also well know for having two ancient thoroughfares that cross each other here; the previously mentioned Icknield Way and Ermine Street, also very well known. Most famously, it is known for The Royston Cave; which is said to have Knight Templar connections.

http://roystonparishchurch.org.uk/index.php/about-us/church-history

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royston,_Hertfordshire

http://www.roystoncave.co.uk/

There is a connection here at this church to Elias Fordham (1762 – 1838), who is said to roam the grounds of this quite plain yet, interesting church.  What was of great interest to us was that William Henry Clarke whom we expected to be mentioned at the Church memorial in Shipdham, Norfolk, was in fact mentioned here at Royston, on the Great War (1914 – 1918) memorial just outside the Church…. This makes a direct connection between the Clarke and Fordham Lines that originate as such: the Fordham Line from Limerick Ireland and the Clarke Line from Plympton in Devon. No great surprise as Limerick to Plympton is not a major distance at all – just across the water in fact!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gh3h8hKvxI

 Royston War Memorial showing the Clarke family name and the church itself showing the very prominent ‘Entwined Serpent’ symbol (The emblem of the ‘Serpent Priesthood). Very interestingly displayed on a ‘christian’ church….

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THE PRIORY INVESTIGATES: QUEST NUMBER EIGHT

  • ST MARY’S CHURCH SNETTISHAM
  • CASTLE RISING KINGS LYNN
  • GYSPSY CORNER MOULTEN

 

ST MARY’S CHURCH SNETTISHAM: One cannot help but wonder what these three seemingly separate sites have in common with each other; yet there is a connection, a thread running through which connects to our quests so far. So here we were in Norfolk once again, starting out on Quest Number Eight, at the stunningly beautiful Templar church; known as St Mary’s Church, Snettisham. This church which in reality is more like a catherdral is mentioned in the Domesday Book compiled in 1066; but most of the ‘present’ day church dates to the period of 1300 – 1340, although there would have been a church on this site which dates back to a much earlier time in history. The spire; one of only five in Norfolk, is second only to that of Norwich Cathedral in height and is, along with the rest of the church, testiment to a much wealthier time in the history of Snettisham, when the wool trade and textile industry kept the hands of the village weavers far from idle!

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Snettisham itself is a very pretty little village situated near the west coast of Norfolk, just five miles south of Hunstanton. It has a beautiful unspoiled beach where many semi-precious gemstones can be found and an abundance of wildlife. Snettisham has a complex entry in the Domesday Book, where it is divided in ownership between Wiilliam de Warenne and the Bishop of Bayeux. It is also know for the Snettisham Horde; a series of discoveries of Iron Age precious metals.

To read more see here:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snettisham

But we were here to visit St Mary’s Church with it’s strong Templar influences that go beyond even that; connections that go deep into our unrecorded British history. We had tried to gain access to the church on a previous occasion but due to safety aspects of roof repair work being carried out, St Mary’s church was locked to us on that occasion. However we did make an introductory video to mark the occasion of our first vist. Strangely while we were lingering on the church porch inquiring over the phone, about access, another couple arrived whom informed us, had driven all the way from London to visit, and who also eagerly listened to our phone conversation. This was a strange yet not unusual happening for us as ‘co-incidences’ do tend to follow us around – see why in the video🙂

Follow the link below to our Youtube channel and let Alek our lead researcher give you an introduction and glimpse into this very special church’s history:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uALlhGI3gk

The architecture, decorations and fittings of the church are truely amazing and do hark back to times that simply do not relate to christianity at all, but hint to many other ancient paths as you will see in this next video. The true Celtic cross with the Fleur de Lys, that connects to the King of Tir is evident for all to see in the main part of the church; a huge chandelier Merkaba (star of David) decorated with more Fleur de Lys hangs prominently in the vestry, as does a family crest relating to the ‘Neviile’ family; one of the bloodlines we are tracing. Yet most stunningly of all is the stained glass window, to the right of the vestry and along one side of the church which is under repair, is the very rare image of the King of Tir (the original Green Man) So once again we can see very many Knight Templar and Masonic symbolism here and even beyond that. Within the vestry itself i for one can attest to the fact that the magnetic energy is so powerful there, it almost knocks one off one’s feet; i was not alone in feeling this amazing power.

Photos above which show beautifully all the amazing symology and imagery in this stunning Templar church…

CASTLE RISING: After a brief but enjoyable visit to Snettisham beach, our next port of call was to be Castle Rising; the home of many tales, many families and royal intrigue. This castle is one of the most important twelth century castles in England. The stone keep has particularly fine arcading and embellishments on the fore building and was built around 1140 by William D’Albini to show his increased importance on his marriage to Alice of Louvian, widow of Henry 1st. The most infamous piece of history here stems from when the castle was the home (prison?) to Queen Isabella, the mother of Edward 3rd, who had a hand in the murder of her husband Edward 2nd. The records show that she was visited at the castle several times by her son Edward  3rd. Some say she went mad, some say she was in exile there, some say she is still there… Listen to what Alek has to say in the next video on Castle Rising’s history and it’s tales of mystery…

Click through to our Youtube channel…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyl22gCbUKg

The keep of Castle Rising presents a dramatic and formidable sight, set against the vast East Anglian skies.

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A GYPSY BOY’S GRAVE:  Most folks local to the village of Moulton near Newmarket in Suffolk, know of ‘Gypsy Corner’ and can tell the sad tale of the young gypsy lad who is burried there; some may know of the gypsy curse attached to the grave site while others may not. But the mystery surounding the small burial site doe not end there and goes way deeper, as Alek will explain when you follow the link to our Youtube channel…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXWHDG-G8Gk

Apologies for the many ‘cuts, stops & starts’ in the video due to a very busy road & noisy traffic!

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Conclusions of Quest Eight:

  • St Mary’s Church, Snettisham

Leading on from the previous visit; amazing to actually get inside courtessy of Peter Murray. He is an interesting chap in himself, having much hidden knowledge contained. After a conversation about burial or cremation, Peter assured that ‘we will make sure that this happens for you’. He was certainly more than just an organist.

The Vestry holds the key of the Hamilton surname linked with the Neville surname, with more important aspects of Judaism embedded within this timeless building. The lighting in the vestry is made from wood and the Hexagram ‘Star of David’, with trails around the hexagram of the Fleurs de Lys, gives tales of Judaism enshrined with Templarism. So the world at large would believe that it is the English Christian faith which guided the Templars. Clearly not correct, it was Judaism that over-stood all other beliefs and faiths.

The Celtic connection is contained within this church, spanning over 1,000 years tales to be deciphered, if only some were able to decipher such encryption.

  • Castle Rising

Evidence of Ghostly presence contained within the acoustic room within the castle itself. There is most definitely a regional hub of energy transmitting and being received at this point. Hardly surprising with Pyramid energy gathering at all crossings through this vibrant land of Castle Rising.

Particular attention must be given to the Norman Chapel which contains a sealed entrance to the underground tunnels that will reveal more to those whom seek to find.

It is of no surprise that our visit was enlightened with the presence of a protector, a Guardian of Secrets that brisked through and around us within the acoustic chamber.

  • The Gypsy Boy’s Grave

Of course most know the tale of the young man whom fell asleep and lost one of his sheep, no more than myth, where one is able to clearly identify the myth with that of ‘The Lamb of God’. The boy’s real name is Elias F born in 1828 and subsequently passed in 1841, some 13 years old. But was this boy a Gypsy and was he really guiding sheep? We must look to the meaning behind the name ‘Elias’ as this is where the Quest and the Clues originate. ‘Elias’ means ‘The Lord is my God’. It does not make reference to a God, it clearly refers to a Lord. So whom is the Lord? The Lord is connected to Snettisham Church and to that of Castle Rising. What we are permitted to reveal is that this boy has a direct connection to a Hertfordshire Banker in 1833.

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THE PRIORY INVESTIGTES: QUEST NO SEVEN

ALL SAINTS CHURCH SHIPDHAM

FURTHER CHURCH HAUNTINGS

REVEALING THE LINAIGE

So for quest number six we once again made our way into the beautiful county of Norfolk, where so many unusual tales and ghostly stories abide. All Saints Church is situated in a busy parish and the church itself  is the beating heart of the community and very active.  Shipdham is not far from Dereham and the church is on a quite a busy highway that cuts its way through the village and around the church and graveyard; which are surrounded by a high wall. Upon looking over the wall one can see that the tower of the church is crowned by what must be one of the mosr ornate spire crownings in the county. This late medieval tower is surmounted by a great wood and lead fleche, pointing heavenwards. It is completely out of character with the rest of the church and is almost eastern looking in design and could have been designed purposefully that way. This church is certainly imposing and has a great presence about it; a great energy to be precise.  

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All Saint Church Shipdham, showing the ornate spire crown and the statue of the ‘walvebane’above the entrance porch.

Such a beautifully ornate church would not look out of place in a big prosperous market town and one wonders why a church of such granduer is situated in a village in Norfolk.

To read more:  http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/shipdham/shipdham.htm

 

  Neville 2       Neville 1     Neville 3

One of the ‘Nevilles’ of our quest, whose memorial is a beautiful Celtic Cross placed just outside the main porch entrance to the church. What is fascinating is that that Celtic Cross has a crown prominitely placed at its centre; indicating a connection to the crown.

The church can trace its history back to the 12th/13th century and the top mof the spire is said to have been added in the 17th century. Let our lead resercher Alek explain a bit more about our quest and our reasons for being here; in particular the connection between the ‘Nevilles’ and the ‘Clarkes’ to Royalty and to the Duke of Norfolk himself.

window 1     Sheild     Window 2

The stunning windows and beautifully ornate heraldry tapistry inside the church that indicate a time in the past of great wealth and strong connection to the crown.

Once again let Alek explain about the about the mysteries (hauntings) that happen at these sites and most impotantly why and what they really are…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyBH5cBGYxQ

The funny thing is that a gentleman with a dog did appear at the church doorway while we were filming there, which was an uncanny coincdence to say the least. When questioned about the Nevilles he semed somewhat confused and was unable to help, although he did know other details about the church.

The Duke of Norfolk

Portrait of the Duke of Norfolk who has a strong connection to this site and to our quest

 

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Some examples of the ‘symbolism’ to be found within churches, especially prolific at the sites our team are investigating; symbols that should now be familiar to those of you following our quests. These symbols are certainly very interesting and not what they seem; having double or hidden meanings which relate to Craft, the Knight Templars or even further back and which are very far removed from being christian in origin. This all makes one wonder just who were the architects and designers of these churches…

Conclusions of the day:

  • Ghosts are not what we are led to believe; they are simply ‘echos of the past’ that ‘exist’ in a timeless enviroment.
  • Yet another church built over a site of immense energy and power
  • Another ‘Guardian of Secrets’ is connected to the site
  • Royalty once again also has a connection here, suggesting that they were ‘in on the secrets’
  • The symbolism within churches has nothing whatsoever to do with ‘christianity’; very far removed from it in fact.
  • Many churches are built upon ‘sites’ that have been purposefully hidden from the masses.
  • Churches are libraries of information; often hidden information.
  • The bloodlines and linaige of two members of our team are now revealed as part of our quest.

Intrigued in finding out more or joining us? Please do get in touch with us via this webpage or email me at ‘moon.willow@ntlworld.com’

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‘Clarke’ another link to the Quest; another piece of the puzzle..

June 2016

THE PRIORY INVESTIGATES: BLACK SHUCK AND THE PHANTOM TRAIN

QUEST NUMBER SIX PART TWO

Black Shuck

  • St Martin’s Church Overstrand
  • The ‘Phantom’ Train
  • Black Shuck
  • Queen Boudica
  • Richard III

The next port of call on this particular day, after the very interesting time spent at St Andrew Church at Quidenham, where many revelations made themselves known to us, was to be St Martins Church at Overstrand on the North Norfolk coast, not far from Cromer. The main legend that prevails at this church is of a seemingly phantom train that is said to ‘whoosh’ through the very church itself…. but is it an actual train or something else? There was never an actual train line here so why would there be a ‘ghost train’ here? Well we hoped to find out.

 

Overstrand Church

The church is set in a beautiful churchyard with many shrubs and plantings and a seperately laid out area as a cremation memorial garden and also some beautiful carvings on the outside walls. The church does have an amazing history of survival, for the original medieval church probably fell into th sea, for in 1399 a patent was granted to build a church on the site. In the 18th century the aisleless church fell on hard times and after the roof collasped it was decided that a smaller church would best fit the needs of the parish. But by 1859 this smaller church no longer filled the needs of a growing community and popular holiday destination, so the old church was abandoned in favour of a new one built in the west of the same churchyard. The old church still survives but is now overgrown with ivy.

Angel on wall     Inside St Martins

One of the beautiful carvings on the outside wall and the ‘new’ interior of the church                                                                                     

Further rebuilding ocuured in 1911 but this time using as much of the older original materials and artifacts from the old church which were still laying in the grass. Some of the older parts of the church such as the remains of the north porch were re-positioned and incorporated into the new design. The church does have a very ‘modern’ feel about it and is much plainer in decor than some of the other churches we have visited, yet the eagle eyed can easily spot the more ancient aspects of the church which date back to a much older time in history long before the present day church was built.

Boudica carving     Richard 3rd

Boudica connection                      Richard 3rd connection

On the floor of the church, at the top of the main aisle are some very interesting carvings upon ancient stone slabs, which i am guessing may have come from the old church remains. Whether they mark the tomb of someone of prominience i do not know but the style of carvings on them are of a much older time, much much older than the present church and there are certain strong clues here that suggest  that one could even relate to Queen Boudica herself. The slab just below it is even more worn and again is probably from the original building. Even though it is very worn there is a strong suggestion that it is definitely connected to King Richard 3rd himself.

Let Alek explain some more about the history of the church, the legend of the ghost train and Black Shuck and most importantantly the connection to Queen Boudica, the Crown and to the previously visited sites…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbiRgI6hdZ0

Richard 3rd plaque      Lady Ann Neville plaque

High up upon the church wall are to be found plaques to Richard 3rd and his wife Lady Ann Neville; not original as such but still very relevant.

Original Church entrance     Water Holder for blessings

Looking through the original church doorway into the newer part of the building. Also shown is what is know as the ‘water mark’ from whence the priest would have obtained their holy water used for their blessings; their ‘water mark’.

Conclusions of the days visits:

  • As always nothing is ever what it seems and one always has to dig deeper for the truths; there are those truths that we are able to know and those truths that are specifically hidden.
  • The resting place and chambers of Queen Boudicia, who she really was and her bloodline, are firmly hidden from the general public; one wonders why?
  • Even today much is still hidden within the vast areas of the English landscape, which no one normally knows about.
  • The ‘real’ and original monarchy of these lands had a purpose not written about in history books.
  • All the sites so far visted are connected and had ‘Guardians’ – why?
  • Why is Knight Templar and Masonic symbolism  found in all  these ancient churches and where did it really come from? What was the Templars influence in those days of old?
  • Sir Thomas Holland was obviously highly esteemed and yet his resting place has been ‘preserved’ out of sight with no record of him – why?
  • Once again we find that ‘secrets’ of the past are often hidden by building over the top of them. What are these secrets and why are they hidden?
  • A pattern is emerging of the connection between the prominent characters buried at all of these sites; a family bloodline is revealing itself….
  • Richard the Third played a very important role and is a big part of the developing jigsaw puzzle.
  • The old churches indeed have a tale or two to tell, but one has to look from a completely different angle for the tales to reveal themselves; often far removed from what the history books tell us…

 

celtic cross

We can not say for sure,  but this beautifully aged and worn Celtic Cross hiding in a far corner of the churchyard, could possibly mark the resting place of a member of the ‘bloodline’ we are researching….

Please feel welcome to join our team as the ‘secrets’ are revealed and it is a very fun and social day out too🙂

 

      ‘Seek and ye shall find’

THE PRIORY INVESTIGATES: QUEST NUMBER SIX PART ONE

  • QUIDENHAM IN NORFOLK
  • ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
  • BOUDICA’S CAHMBERS & RESTING PLACE
  • LORD ARBEMARLE

St AndrewSo another fine day found us at the above locations seeking truths on the enduring legends that have surrounded these sites for many years. Tales of a mysterious headless horseman; a knight in fact of the realm, of whom his identity has always been shrouded in mystery. And the little know  resting place of a fine Celtic warrior Queen, who was also a healer and teacher of alchemy and the further slotting together of lost royal bloodlines. The first port of call was to the interestingly named St Andrew Church (no ‘s’ at the end of Andrew) set amidst tranquil and idealic countryside in the village of Quidenham, Norfolk.

Sign

St Andrew Church at Quidenham has stood on the banks of the River Whittle for over 1000 years and there is evidence of the site being a place of worship before the present building was erected. The present church dates from the 14th and 15th centuries; the round tower is Saxon dating from between 950 and 1050 AD and over the years, as in many churches respectful renewal and restoration has taken place. On the outside buttresses are three very interesting carvings said to be the sacred mongram ICH,  the three nails of the crucifixion and the crown of thorns with the letters MR (Maria Regina) Part of the churchyard is a conservation area with many old tombs and monuments, many to the Albermarle family.

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Follow th link to our Youtube channel and let Alek introduce you to Queen Boudica, the Headless Horseman and Lord Arbemarle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1e2cIGhCwA

Inside St Andrew Church, we find that we are now very familiar with the fact that what may appear to be christian symbolism is in fact Knight Templar or Masonic Symbolism; yet one can still take this back even a step further…

pews     cross

Boudica’s Chambers

Just across the road from St Andrew Church is to be found Queen Boudica’s Chambers situated alongside the area which would have been the church’s large graveyard and which is now cut in two by the road at Quidenham. Sadly at this point in time there is not any access to Boudica’s Chambers, (her castle or fortress) and believe me we did try! Many secrets within the English landscape; secrets of the Old Ways and older times are not ready to emerge, yet there may still be remains here of the building used by Queen Boudica to be found amongst the green gown of nature…

Boudica's Chambers

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The Chambers from the roadside

Just a short way along the road and on the left hand side, is the actual resting place and memorial statue to Queen Boudica, which sadly is well out of public reach these days, probably purposefully so. It is all very overgrown and well hidden and unaccesable, in its small wooded area; the public is not encouraged to pass that way; even to pay respects. It is all told, a beautiful and peaceful area and church, with Saxon and Viking mounds nearby and just to see where Boudica’s castle or fortress is situated at Quidenham is an amazing experience. However one can make out the statue on google maps which in a small way does make up for having no access.

 Allow the Headless Horseman to introduce himself!

The headless horseman revealed   Thomas Tomb

Detailed shot of the family crest and historic tomb record of the Knight Sir Thomas Holland; aka The Headless Horseman!

So many connections to be found here, to the other sites we have so far visited which will be revealed in time and why all the ‘happenings’ are at these sites; a pattern is emerging so as they say – stay tuned!

Please join our team for more revelations and fun social days out

 

      ‘Its a quest for a lifetime and beyond’

THE PRIORY INVESTIGATES: QUEST NUMBER FIVE PART TWO

  • WINTERTON ON SEA
  • SECRETS IN THE SANDS
  • HOLY TRINITY AND ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Our visit to Little Plumstead had been cut short yet the day had by no means drawn to a close for we spent a relaxing few hours on the stunningly beautiful and deserted beach at Winterton on Sea. This is a very interesting stretch of coastline for it is said to hide within its waters the point of emergence in the UK of a well know geographic fault line; the Madrid line. At one point along the beach, and at one point only, certain types of rock usually found underground, such as granite and pyrite could easily be spotted on the shore line, spewed up from beneath the waves by the tides. Other semi-precious stones such as cloudy quartz, milky quartz, moss agate, flint and different types of agate and fossils were in abundance everywhere, yet the granite and pyrite were to be found in just the one spot; suggesting an unstable seam underground. At one point on the beach huge chunks of pyrite have been strategically placed along the sands as a natural form of sea-defence.

coastline    pyrite

The beautiful coastline with a clear blue sky and a close up of the twinkling pyrite

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Sadly though the ‘geo-engineers’ were out in full force, as they usually are in this area and the once beautiful clear blue sky became a jigsaw of dull merging toxic chemtrails….

The Parish Church of The Holy Trinity & All Saints:

The parish church in Winterton  village was the last port of call for the day; with its very tall tower and unusually large size for a small community, it is certainly a very eye catching and impresive sight. Its grand 15th century tower soars to a mighty 132 feet and is the third highest tower in Norfolk dominating the whole of the surrounding landscape. This medieval church is a mixture of styles and dates, having grown and changed over the years, when it almost went into rack and ruin but thankfully to the Victorian Gothic restorers we now have the wonderful church we see today. There is a distinctly nautical feeling about much of the interior and in 1891 on the Sunday evening after christmas, was held the first annual thanksgiving service for the safe arrival of fishermen anf for the Harvest of the Sea; this Fisherman’s Thanksgiving was to continue for many years.

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Outside and interior showing the very impresive tower and the spacious knave area of Holy Trinity & All Saints, Winterton.

One of the things that did strike me about the altar area of this church was certain similarities of decor to that of Santon Downham Church previously visited. The colours of blue, gold and red around the altar and the design used was certainly in keeping with the Knight Templar and Masonic designs employed at Santon Church, as too was the ‘real’ cross and ‘four corners of the square’ as portrayed on the altar cloth. So much pause for thought here….

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The ‘four corners’ and the altar cloth displaying the ‘real’ cross….

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Close up of detail from behind the altar, showing clearly the similarity of colour, style and design to that of Santon Down Church. The style, colour and symbolism once again gives clues to Templar and Masonic connections

Worth noting here is the fact that our investigator and reporter Alek, once again found a personal conection here at the parish church of the Holy Trinity and All Saints. He located a member of his own family bloodline here; a one James Bartam, indicating once again the fact that nothing is ever what it seems and that there is always something more than meets the eye….

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  • James William Bartram
  • Connection to the ‘bloodline’ and ‘Guardian of Secrets’
  • and thus our Quests continue….

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      ‘Its a quest for a lifetime and beyond’

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The ‘star’ of the day……

THE PRIORY INVESTIGATES: QUEST NUMBER FIVE PART ONE

GHOSTLY HAPPENINGS. STABLE BLOCK MURDERS.  EXPLORERS IN THE NIGHT.

For Quest Number Five we travelled almost all the way to the Norfolk coast to a small town called Little Plumstead, NR13 5FB, not far from Norwich, to investigate the old abandoned hospital; the old asylum which now stands derelict and has over the years gained a reputation for unusual happenings. Built in 1889, the hall and estate were under the ownership of a Major Ashley; the hall itself was built on the site of a previous building.

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The Main Hall and one of the many other buildings on the landscaped estate

Some of the reports of the happenings that have been said to occur here include:

  • Noises through the halls and stairwells
  • People crying in the kitchen area
  • Poltergeist activity in Lower chambers (Hydrotherapy area / Kitchens)

 

General Information:

Little Plumstead Hospital was originally Norfolk’s principle mental deficiency colony. It was opened in 1930 and closed in the 1990s. Since then it has mostly been flattened to make way for a mega housing development. Part of the site is still live and deals with sexual offenders and another part of the site is a primary school. which is a bit of a combination  to say the lest… All that remains now is the main hall, 2 blocks for admin and workshops and 1 main admin block and a few smaller out-buildings.

In its boom Little Plumstead had 351 beds over 16 wards and a further 2 bungalows for children. Little Plumstead Hospital Colony opened in 1930 within the grounds of an 18th century estate, the buildings in situ were utilised and additional buildings were added up until the 1970’s. In 1941 the hospital was approved as a “Complete Training School for Nurses for Mental Defectives”. Partial closure came in the 1990’s with the demolition of part of the site for the construction of residential houses. Sleep studies have also been documented here, using patients admitted to the hospital.

The main hall was lived in by Major Ashley, before it was sold to the Government in 1929. Ashley was then employed as a Caretaker and when the hospital opened, he trained and became a Mental Nurse.

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 General view of the rear of the Main Hall, where Major Asley lived, showing just what a beautiful building it once was

Mr Allen Pratt was in charge of farming and his wife was in charge of the dairy. The Pratt’s lived in cottages in Water Lane.  In 1951, the Government further purchased Blofield Hall, a mere 1 mile from the hospital, so to expand its operation.

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The Main Hall 1930

Of further interest:

In World War 2 some of the houses belonging to Joe Wiley on the green were hit by a bomb and one man was killed.

In November 2014 HRH The Earl of Wessex made a visit to Little Plumstead and spent time with Lord Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James.

On this paticular occasion we were sadly not able to gain access to the buildings which are now being redeveloped into apartments by a local person, and the whole area and buildings are now securely borded up, however ‘urban explorers’ have been able to access the building by ingenious means but very sadly much damage inside and theft have consequently taken place. Yet not to be detered we were able to find an entrance through the barriers that surrounded the Main Hall and do a little a filming directly outside the main hall so please follow the link below to our Youtube channel to find our more fascinating info on Little Plumstead Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB-YrE4ew0Q

 Some of the renovation works now being carried out to the rear of the buildings where once the stable block stood.

Renovation 1   Renovation 2

 Mysterious Stable Block Murders:

Just across the main entrance road, stood the original stables for the entire estate; there are reports of murders that actually occurred in the stables themselves, these murders happened quite some time before 1889; way back in 1613 to be precise, when the first murders occurred in the stables at Little Plumsted. Not much will be found anywhere about this sad event unless one digs into the archive records. Yet it is in the actual stables, situated across the road from the main hall where the murders of two farmhands occurred. Strangely no one was ever found or caught for the murders, but interesting to note that both victims were found to be laid out in a rather ritualistic way.

Since this occurrence, going back to the 1600’s and whilst the building was still a stable block, it was reported that every night the horses were heard to be frantically whinnying and neighing while inside the stables, in a very terrified fashion. There was seemingly no apparent reason why they should be terrified, for back in the 1700’s as it was, this was a very remote area. Yet when the local farm hands arrived to see what was wrong with the horses, the minute the door was opened the horses were amazingly calm again with no sign of any disturbance. This all went on for about five years until it was decided to smash the stables down and build anew there.

In addition to that, there is a further interesting story to what has happened at this site in the past; a past which has now been literally buried. We all know that the best way to hide something is to build something on top of it; the further reality as can be seen here, is that if buildings are not maintained thy go into dereliction and ruin and over time start to crumble and fall. It is interesting to note that there has been various planning permissions put forward in respect of Plumstead Hall, for turning it into residential housing, apartments and even at some point to turn it into some kind of community centre; yet every single planning application that has been made for Plumsted Hall in Little Plumsted has been refused; which only begs the question why?

Redevelopement and present day ‘explorers’:

Alek our head investigator then managed to have a very interesting talk with a local guy named David who seemed curious as to what we were doing. David, as it turns out is a neighbour, he informed us, of the guy who has now actually bought the property here; ‘Cripps Development’ to be precise and who plan to turn the building here into apartments. It is infact Daniel Cripps, David’s said neighbour who now owns the building; a grade two listed building in fact, so obviously some great work is now being carried out on the site.

David went on to explain that almost every night the hall is besieged by break-ins, thefts and by whom are known as ‘urban explorers,’ who enter the building on a regular basis, He said it is very it is very difficult to keep them out. Sadly they and the thefts have caused a great deal of damage to the building and its fine fittings inside and have taken off a large part from the front stairwell; the bottom ten or twelve feet infact have been removed and thus it all hangs precariously….

Alek went on to add that also a lot of people have visited the building due to the many myths and legends of various ghostly happenings and that many people do visit the site thinking that there is some kind of electric chair inside! Of course anyone who knows anything about electric therapy will know that it would have been conductors, attached to sponges, placed on either side of a patient’s temples, whilst they were lying down in bed here in the hospital; thus nothing whatsoever to do with an electric chair; so another bit of urban myth and legend, all adding to the mystery of the site….

One can ot help but wonder how many of these strange happenings a re still going on today and what the new occupants of the swish apartments will make of it all….

                              Some of the beautiful architectural features of the main hall.

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