Monday, 20 February 2012

Reasons to avoid Ashleigh Barton, Devon


A few miles north of Plymouth stands the tiny hamlet, it is little more than a farm and a couple of cottages, of Ashleigh Barton. This tiny settlement seems on the brink of being engulfed by the housing estates and factories of Plymouth that lie just over the hill to the south.

The lady ghost who lurks beside the road junction here is not a ghost that anyone would want to encounter. Nobody seems to know who she is nor what her connection is to this place, but everyone is agreed that she is to be shunned. It is said that the only reason this lady appears is to announce the approaching death of a member of the family of whoever sees her.

It is, perhaps, best that this road junction should remain quiet and largely ignored. If too many people were to pass this way there is no telling what the White Lady of Ashleigh Barton might get up to.

from HAUNTED PLACES OF DEVON by Rupert Matthews

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