LANCASHIRE HISTORY & FOLKLORE
LANCASHIRE WITCH TRIALS
During the 17th century, Lancashire was in turmoil. One symptom of this was the number of poor souls accused of witchcraft and sorcery.
BRUNANBURH: LANCASHIRE'S GREATEST BATTLE?
Brunanburh was one of the most decisive battles in Anglo-Saxon England. This page collates a number of different theories from the 19th and early 20th century as to the battle's location, all of which place it in Lancashire.
A number of settlements and areas of land in Lancashire are historically proven or reputed to have been lost to the depredations of sea and sand. These are their stories.
Lancashire has a rich traditional lore, with ghosts, demons and mysterious deaths.
- The Crier of Claife: A long-forgotten quarry on the slopes west of the picturesque Windermere is said to hold a ghastly secret.
- Peg o'Nell: In the grounds of Waddow Hall, there stands a well - a well with its own strange sentinel, in the form of a statue of a woman in flowing dress, strangely headless.
- Jenny Greenteeth and kin: Children's tale or ancient evil?
- Mellor Moor: Roman remains may hide a sunken city inhabited by diminutive men.
- Sykes Lumb Farm: A ghost from medieval times and a capricious boggart are said to have haunted this lonely farmstead in their day.
- Pleasington parish peregrinations: The parish of Pleasington and its environment has a number of little-known pieces of lore attached to it.