Woodchester Mansion, Gloucestershire

Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire was abandoned by its builders in the middle of construction, leaving behind a building that appears complete from the outside, but with floors, plaster and whole rooms missing inside. It has remained in this state since the mid-1870s.

The mansion’s creator William Leigh bought the Woodchester Park estate for £100,000 in 1854, demolishing an existing house on the site known as “Spring Park”, which had been home to the Ducie family.

It is a Gothic masterpiece, with sinister and oppressive spirits said to haunt its dark corridors. Reported activity includes EVP recordings, extreme temperature fluctuations and even apparitions. 

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