Charlton House - History and Hauntings From The Ghost Book
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Charlton House

Charlton House
LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION: Greenwich, London, UK

DATE BUILT: 1607 – 1612 

GRADE LISTED: Grade I

RUINED: No.

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: A residence for the nobleman Sir Adam Newton. 

OTHER USES: The building was used as a hospital known as the Auxiliary Hospital during World War I, and offered convalescence for soldiers. The hospital closed in April 1919. During this war, the building was also the headquarters for the Red Cross. During its history, the building has also been used as a museum and a library. It is now a community centre and includes a book and toy library. Charlton House now also provides a wedding venue, as well as a ghost hunt location. 

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON SITE: Unknown. 

HISTORY
INTERESTING FACTS: Many original featured remain inside Charlton House, including oak staircases, fireplaces and plasterwork ceilings. 

Sir Adam Newton was Dean of Durham and tutor to James I’s son Prince Henry. Prince Henry was the older brother to the future King Charles I. 

The chapel building was bombed during the blitz and then rebuilt. 

CLAIM TO FAME: A mulberry tree can be found behind the Orangery (now the public toilets) and is believed to be the oldest tree of its kind in the country. It is said to have been planted on orders of James I in 1608. 

2000 film ‘The Monarch’ features Charlton House as its main location. 

GRIZZLY HISTORY: A mummified body of a baby was found in an old fireplace during restoration work. 

DEATHS: Many deaths are believed to have occurred at the house over the years. 

HAUNTINGS

RESIDENT GHOSTS: 

• A Grey Lady is seen on the grounds carrying a bundle. It is suggested this could be a baby, maybe the baby found in the fireplace?

• Sir William Langhorne – owner of Charlton House from 1680 until his death in 1714.

• Rabbits.

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS: Unknown.

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible:

Visual: Full bodied apparitions. Dark shadows seen. 

Intelligent:

Sensory: Feelings of strong unease in the attic and cellars. Ladies report having their bottoms pinched by unseen hands. 

Poltergeist: Doorknobs rattle on their own. Object displacement. 

Technological:

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EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

Have you experienced paranormal activity at Charlton House?

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INVESTIGATION FOOTAGE
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GHOST HUNTS AVAILABLE: Yes

CURB APPEAL: 

FOOD & DRINK SERVED: Yes – in the tearoom.

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE: No 

CHARLTON HOUSE

Charlton Road,

Charlton,

London

SE7 8RE

UK

https://www.greenwichheritage.org/visit/charlton-house