Clegg Hall

This article first appeared on the Popular Science website, but was lost when the site was moved. I'm now reinstating it in a more suitable location.

My maternal grandmother, Annie Clegg (nee Pickersgill) was an enthusiastic story-teller, and I don't doubt the tales she spun for me inspired me to start writing myself. She was greatly influenced herself by the vicar from her childhood, the Reverend G. R. Oakley - and was responsible for my reading his melodramatic account of the ghost of Clegg Hall, and for a fascination with the Hall that has stuck with me over the years.

In the feature below you can find out more about:
Clegg Hall's history Clegg Hall today Visiting Clegg Hall The Reverend Oakley The Legend of Clegg Hall (an extract from In Olden Days)  The history The 'Clegg' in the name of the current hall refers to the location (Little Clegg or Great Clegg) rather than the family - the house was built by a Theophilus Ashton in the early 17th century, and I'v…

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