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Location: Wroxall, Isle of Wight   Map

Constructed: 18th century

 

Appuldurcombe House

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Description of Appuldurcombe House

 

Appuldurcombe House is an abandoned baroque estate situated near village of Wroxall, Isle of Wight in United Kingdom. Appuldurcombe House was constructed in the 1702 by Sir Robert Worsley, 3rd Baronet on a site of an older Tudor residence. Its chief designer was an architect John James who erected it into a Baroque estate. It is surrounded by a large estate with an area of 1.2 sq km. It was further increased in 1770's by Sir Richard Worsley, 7th Baronet of Appuldurcombe. In the middle of the 19th century the estate was sold and transformed into a hotel. In the early 20th century it briefly served as a home to Benedictine monks who were exiled from Solesmes Abbey in France and before transferring to Quarr Abbey on the island. From that point on Appuldurcombe House was largely abandoned. It briefly served as a barrack for soldiers during World War I and World War II. On February 7, 1943 it was badly damaged by a mine thrown from the German Luftwaffe plane. Dornier Do 217 dropped its dangerous cargo near an estate and subsequently crash into Saint Martin's Down.

 

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Hauntings in Appuldurcombe House

 

Some local legends claim that the house is one of the most haunted on the island and in the country. Many eye witnesses claim to have seen carriage that pulled up to the main entrance. However when they came out to check it out it silently disappeared right before their eyes. Another phantom frequent in the area is a monk covered by a black long robes. He is frequent guest of the park that surrounds the house. Additionally visitors reported disembodied sounds, cold spots and even flipping of the pages in the visitor's book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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