SJ5164 : The Headless Woman, Duddon

taken 14 years ago, near to Duddon, Cheshire West And Chester, England

The Headless Woman, Duddon
The Headless Woman, Duddon
An old pub on the A51 at Duddon. According to legend, a party of Crom­well's soldiers, engaged in hunt­ing down the Royalists in the Chester dis­trict visited Hocken­hull Hall but found that the family, fore­warned of the danger, had buried the silver and valu­ables and fled to safety. Only the faith­ful house­keeper Grace Twigg remained in charge of the Hall. The soldiers questioned her about the hiding place of the valuables, and when she refused to tell, they be­headed her. Tradition says that after­wards her ghost was seen on numerous occasions, carrying her head under her arm and walking along the bridle path between Hockenhull Hall and the site of the "Inn of the Head­less Woman."

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Category: Public houses
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Duddon [8] · CHESTER [2] · Head [2] · Headless Woman [2] Other Photos: · The Headless Woman ·
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SJ5164, 9 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Eirian Evans   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 4 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 7 August, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5115 6480 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.6829N 2:43.9413W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5113 6479
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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