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Chambercombe Manor

Chambercombe Manor is a Norman manor house located near Ilfracombe, Devon, which dates back to the 11th century and was recorded in the Domesday Book. It is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the United Kingdom and is reputed to have smuggling links with the nearby Hele Bay.

HistoryThe Manor was owned by the Champernon family until the 15th century, when it passed through various different families until 1979 when it was donated to the Chambercombe Manor Trust.Reputed to be one of the most haunted houses in England, it claims links to Lady Jane Grey and a strange tale ofa woman whose skeleton was found in 1738, lying on a four poster bed in a bricked up room…

Chambercombe Manor, once a home to the wealthy but for centuries reduced to the status of a farmhouse is now a well decorated tearoom with eight period-furnished rooms, which can be viewed as part of a tour of the Manor. The house is privately owned and there are some charges for admittance and tours.