HAUNTED HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING

Acre for acre, Houghton-le-Spring is thought to be the most haunted place on Wearside.

Enjoy these stories on a cold October evening with a slice of warm pumpkin pie and hot cup of cocoa .... and remember, the rustle outside is only the leaves blowing on the autumn wind...

If you have had a paranormal experience in Houghton, which you are happy to share, please get in touch with Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Society as we would like to expand this section of the website.

The Ghosts of the Copt Hill Pub and hauntings on Seaham Road, Houghton-le-Spring

GHOSTS OF COPT HILL

The Copt Hill Inn, Seaham Road, opposite the site of the Seven Sisters Neolithic barrow excavation, is said to be haunted by the tormented spirit of a former landlord who had hung himself in the public bar.
[COPT HILL GHOSTS]

Houghton Hall and the ghosts of Robert Hutton and the White Lady

HOUGHTON HALL

The domineering Houghton Hall, on the aptly named Hall Lane, was built around 1575 and is said to be haunted by the White Lady - and the ghost of Captain Robert Hutton.
[GHOSTS OF HOUGHTON HALL]

The Robbie Burns pub, Newbottle Street, is the most haunted building in Houghton-le-Spring

ROBBIE BURNS PUB

If the stories are true, the Robbie Burns public house on Newbottle Street must be one of the most haunted places in the Houghton area, starting with unexplainable activity in the 1980s.
[MOST HAUNTED BUILDING]

The Ghosts of the old Hillside Cemetery, Sunderland Street, Houghton-le-Spring

THE OLD CEMETERY

Is Houghton Hillside Cemetery haunted? Or is the tale of the 'headless horseman' just a rumour? Just a coincidence that he rode over a cliff into a cemetery where he would be buried? Find out in this article.
[GHOSTS OF THE OLD CEM]

Faces from the other side in St Michael's Church

FACES FROM THE OTHER SIDE

When the Parish Church threw open its doors in 2008 to reveal the archaeological works within, hundreds flocked for a glimpse at the ancient finds - but one parishioner got a glimpse of more than she bargained for.
[CHURCH ORBS]

Haunted Houghton ghost walks around Houghton-le-Spring

GHOST WALKS

Dare you join local historian Paul Lanagan and his fellow ghost hunters on an intimate sequel to the first Haunted Houghton walk which had an unexpected 200 in attendance at Houghton Feast 2004?
[HOUGHTON GHOST WALKS]

Join Fyass Byuk - Houghton Heritage Society's popular Facebook group

FACEBOOK GROUP

You can join Houghton Heritage Society by becoming a member on Facebook - or Fyass Byuk as we call it. We have over 2,500 members and the group is very popular with residents, descendants and ex-pats.
[FACEBOOK]

Videos and cine footage of Houghton-le-Spring

VIDEOS OF HOUGHTON

Houghton Heritage Society's YouTube Channel features exclusive videos of Houghton-le-Spring as well as footage from our heritage events throughout the year - and of course the ancient festival of Houghton Feast!
[YOUTUBE VIDEOS]

Old photographs of Houghton-le-Spring shared via Flickr

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

The Society has over 5,000 images in its collections. Many can be found on our Flickr page while our Facebook group has thousands of exclusive photographs as uploaded by our many members.
[FLICKR] | [ARCHIVE CATALOGUE]