It is said that the magnificent gothic library of the
National Trust Hall of Felbrigg (which was designed by
James Paine) is haunted. The ghost is that of William
Windham the second, the Windhams having occupied the
house for over 200 years.
William Windham the second inherited
the estate in 1749 and it was he who began the library,
being an avid collector of books.
Unfortunately, it was his love of books that caused his
death in 1810. While staying at a friendís house in
London a fire broke out and William burned to death
whilst trying to rescue some of his friendís precious
books. Now it is said that when a particular
combination of books are set on the library table at
Felbrigg, William will appear and browse through the
books. It may be that he is checking that his legacy is
still intact for future generations of book lovers.
The picture at the top of the page shows Felbrigg Hall
and to the left some of the coffins of the Windham
family who are located in the crypt at Felbrigg church.