NX2058 : The site of Ghaist Hall

taken 5 years ago, near to Whitecairn, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

The site of Ghaist Hall
The site of Ghaist Hall
The field in the foreground is shown on the 1850 OS 6" map as the site of a building called 'Ghaist Hall', although there is no hint of any remains of it now. It may be the original site of a locally famous haunting by a "racketing ghost" (a poltergeist) in the 17th century, of the house of Gilbert Campbell, a weaver. (Full story here: LinkExternal link ).
The small ruined cottage visible in the distance (Link ) is shown as Campbell's Croft on today's OS map, but the close proximity of this site to a nearby well called the Deil's Well (Link ) which features in the story of the haunting, suggests the possibility that this is in fact the original "Campbell's Croft" which may perhaps have been abandoned as a result of its reputation for being haunted.
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 5 March, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 2002 5899 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.5885N 4:48.4766W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 1995 5895
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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