Chambercome Manor is a beautiful manor house situated just outside Ilfracombe in Devon. The manor is thought to date back to the 11th century. The earliest record of ownership found was for a Sir Henry Champernon, he was Lord of the Manor in 1162. Records show that the house was in the possession of the Champernon family until the 15th century. The manor was then passed through various families until 1979. It was then donated to the Chambercombe Manor trust who still own it today.
The Manor has a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in the UK – along with many other buildings who like to use this title!
The most well known story linked to Chambercombe Manor took place in 1738. The tenant at the time was doing some repairs to the roof. He came across a window, which did not seem to correspond to any room in the house. He investigated and discovered a chamber. In the chamber was a four poster bed and on it lay the remains of a woman. The story says that she was supposed to have been a titled lady who was visiting relatives at Chambercombe who had been shipwrecked in a storm at Hele. She was brought to the Manor and put in the room where she died. Her jewellery was taken and the room was sealed off.
For this investigation Karen was part of a hand picked team to investigate this venue. It was great to work with other individuals and teams.