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The Beltring sightings are directly connected to the Hop Farm, we have had other postings that we haven't been able to use and/or have been asked to withdraw, so our evidence extends beyond the accounts on this page. According to accounts on this page the cottages no longer exist so perhaps this draws a line under this particular story?
14/04/14 "Friends told a very scary story about the cottages being haunted at a dinner party over twenty years ago, these people were adamant that a resident in the house had been scared by a sighting. Anon"
"Can someone tell me if the house fire there was connected to these apparitions? Was the cause of the fire investigated?"
"I too lived at lillyhoo cottage where I experienced many strange happenings. Pictures on walls would sway in unison and there were many cold patches within the house. There were also unexplained knocking on walls.I lived here for 2 and a half years and there are other tales to tell about the house." Lisa
"I was just wondering if anyone had any information on the old cottages on Whitbread Hopfarm, in Beltring, Paddock Wood, that got burnt down this month, they were called Lilly Hoo Cottages. I used to live in number 1 Lilly Hoo cottage, when I was around 11 years old and the house was, how should I put it, very weird, strange things used to happen in one particular room of the house, which was my bedroom and my bed used to shake at night, my stereo which was by the window went on in the middle of the night unexplained quite regularly, also the feeling of being watched and a permanent cold feeling in one room. I got the feeling something very tragic happened in that house, I would be interested if any knows anything about those cottages and their history, all I know is that they were old workers cottages.
I am 27 now and I still think about those houses and have tried to research their history, but always come up with nothing, so I would be grateful if someone could tell me something about them, plus it makes for a good story too!!"
A suggestion from M Lamb.
" I was just searching through your site and found the Entry by clare,on the cottages at Beltring hop farm. Though I cannot had anything to her account of the cottages. I can recommend a check of the 1881 Cencus online or the Public record office site 1901 Census, the Pro will also have a register of all previous owner/tenants. This will at least give previous occupants names. m Lamb"
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