Ghosts of South Tyneside

Ghosts of South Tyneside: 13 of the most haunted places in the borough - and the spirits said to walk them

From spectral vikings and ghostly cavaliers to a cleaning lady who keeps up her duties even after death, there is no shortage of ghost stories in South Tyneside.

Here's a look at some of the spookiest spots in the area, and the ghost stories and legends associated with them. We've drawn on our own archives. including Mike Hallowell's Wraithscape columns and a feature on the Ghostly Taverns book by Darren Ritson and Michael Hallowell.

Said to be haunted by a Sad Cavalier wearing the tall boots, leggings and wide-brimmed hat who vanishes into thin air when asked if he needs any help.

1. The Black Horse, West Boldon

Said to be haunted by a Sad Cavalier wearing the tall boots, leggings and wide-brimmed hat who vanishes into thin air when asked if he needs any help.
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Friendly spirits are said to haunt the historic building, including ghostly figures seen in the auditorium of the theatre. A spectre, believed to be an old seafarer called The Captain, is also said to haunt the area

2. The Customs House

Friendly spirits are said to haunt the historic building, including ghostly figures seen in the auditorium of the theatre. A spectre, believed to be an old seafarer called The Captain, is also said to haunt the area
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Both a Royalist ghost and a spectral Cavalier are said to haunt the pub, said to relate to Civil War-era tunnel which runs under the former coaching inn, which was previously The Britannia.

3. The Toby Carvery, Cleadon

Both a Royalist ghost and a spectral Cavalier are said to haunt the pub, said to relate to Civil War-era tunnel which runs under the former coaching inn, which was previously The Britannia.
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The current pub was built on the site of a much older tavern during Victorian times. Other tales include a phantom coach and horses, as well as a yarn involving a one-legged sailor who supposedly died on the premises in the 1800s

4. Other spectres at the premises

The current pub was built on the site of a much older tavern during Victorian times. Other tales include a phantom coach and horses, as well as a yarn involving a one-legged sailor who supposedly died on the premises in the 1800s
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