Introduction

Hi and welcome to my site.
Cheshire is full of weird and wonderful stories of the supernatural, local heores and the mysterious.
I will take you on a tour as I look deep into the Cheshire that lies underneath the wonderful countryside and find the secrets that still hide there.
What magic and long lost secrets will we find?
So, sit back and enjoy my journey. This is a land of Magic, Knights, Dragons, Wizards, Witches, Boggarts, Murder, Ghosts and Old Forgotten Knowledge.


I would love to hear your stories as well. So if you have anything you would like me to look into and find information out, please let me know.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

THE IMAGE HOUSE, BUNBURY


This house dates from the early 1800's and was part of the Peckforton Estate. It is located on the Whitchurch road, near Bunbury Heath.

It was built by Seth Shone on common land, using an old law "SQUATTERS RIGHTS". This law stated that if you could build a house in twenty four hours and have smoke coming from its chimmey, the property became yours. Seth completed this and lived in the house until he was wrongly convicted of poaching. He was deported to Australia. He served eight years and then he returned home. Once home, he started carving stone faces, some say they were the faces of the people who wrongly accused and sentenced him..... the Bailiff, Judge, Gamekeeper and the Jury. He also carved a jackdaw and a fox.


Seth cursed all the stone faces. He also made a stone face which represented the Devil (so that the curse remained). These were then placed on the exterior of his house.








This house was featured in a book THE SHINY NIGHT by Beatrice Tunstall and it was know as the Clock Abbot.

Below the Peckforton Hills by the Peckforton Mere, there was another house with similar stone heads.

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