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E-Bound’s 12 Ghosts of Xmas – Day #12

Join us as we share our 12 Ghosts of Xmas taking us right up to December 23rd 2022. 12 Haunted churches from across the UK.


Christ the Consoler, Newby, Yorkshire


This Victorian Gothic Revival church is located within the grounds of Newby Hall at Skelton-on-Ure. The church was founded in 1870 and as of December 1991 was vested to the Churches Conservation Trust. This church was the location of one of the most famous alleged ghost photos ever taken. Know as the spectre of Newby Church or the Newby Monk. The image was taken in 1963 by the Reverend Kenneth F. Lord. As the figure appears to resemble a human, much speculation has been had regarding what type of person might be in the image. Most speculation by believers has concluded that it resembles a 16th-century monk, with a white shroud over his face, possibly to mask leprosy or another disfigurement. Others contend that it is an accomplice in a costume.



An illustration of the church in Victorian times

Photo Credit: victorianweb.org


Photo Credit: victorianweb.org


Photo taken in 1963


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