Ghost of Great Melton

A carriage-ghost which frequented a large field at Great Melton, divided from the Yare by a plantation, along which the old Norwhich road ran.

"Close to the edge of where the road is said to have run is deep pit or hole of water, locally reputed to be fathomless, and every night at midnight and every day at noon a carriage drawn by four horses, driven by a headless coachman and footmen, and containing four headless ladies in white, rises silently and dripping wet from the pool, flits stately and silently round the field, and sinks quietly into the pool again."

This is supposedly a bridal party who long ago accidentally fell into the pool and were never seen again. The same story is told of fields near Bury St. Edmund's and at Leigh in Dorsetshire.



  • L'Estrange, J. 1872-3. The Eastern Counties collectanea. Norwich: Thomas B. Tallack, p. 3.