Borley Rectory

Borley Rectory HouseThe Facts
Borley Rectory was a victorian mansion in the village of Borley, Essex, England.
It was built in 1863 next to the 12th century Borley church by Reverend Henry Dawson Ellis Bull on the site of a previous Georgian rectory which was demolished by Reverend Bull himself.

The Haunting
The first alleged events at the rectory date from around 1863 which were the sound of footsteps within the house.
Reverend Henry Bull died in 1892 and his son Harry Bull took over the property.
Major reports of happenings inside the house started in around 1900 when some of Harry Bulls family reported to have seen the apparition of a nun around the garden area numerous times.
On 9th June 1927 Harry Bull died and the rectory became vacant once more.
Various Reverends came and went over the next 10 years all reporting paranormal activity in the house.
In 1937 Harry Price a paranormal investigator took out a year long rental agreement and recruited 48 observers to take it in turns and stay in the property in hope that they witness some kind of paranormal activity.

Borley Rectory HouseThe Seance
A seance was held on March 27th 1938 and there claimed to be 2 spirits that spoke, one was of a nun that said she was murdered on the site of Borely Rectory and the other was said to be a man called Sunex Amures who claimed he was going to set fire to the rectory at 9pm that night and there would be bones discovered in the wreckage but this event did not take place until March 27th 1939 when the new owner of the rectory was unpacking boxes and knocked over an oil lamp in the hallway and fire quickly spread through the building.

Harry Price ordered a dig in the cellars of the now gutted house and discovered 2 sets of human remains.

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Photographs above supplied courtesy of  The Foxearth and District Local History Society