Bowden House, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7PW
|Bowden House, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7PW|
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Email Bowden is the home of the British Photographic Museum. It is also reputedly the most haunted house in Devon. It dates back to Roman times and Saxon remains have been found on the site. In the Dark Ages monks lived here and sheltered from raiding Danes. Sadly, the Danes got in and hung them from trees while they burnt them alive. It remained the home of monks for many years. Much later, it became the home of Mr Singer – inventor of sewing machine.Bowden is built at a junction of ley lines and has its own (holy?) spring. The ghosts are often in Tudor costume. Footsteps are heard when no one is around at night and, unusally for ghosts, who normally like dark winter evenings, Bowden’s ghosts tend to appear in August. As might be expected, because of its history, monks have been heard chanting at Christmastime.