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The Eclipse Inn

The ghost of Dame Alicia Lisle has been seen here; some reports describe her as a fleeting grey shape in a cloak that moves around the upstairs rooms, while others say she is a tall woman in a long grey woollen dress. The Dame was incarcerated in one of the upstairs rooms and was beheaded outside the pub after she was found guilty of abetting an attempted rebellion by the Duke of Monmouth; in actuality it seems that this was an act of vengeance by the son of one of the men whom the late Judge Lisle had sentenced to death years before. Her ghost is also seen at Moyles Court in Ringwood, Southampton and at Dibden Manor, where her son lived, her head tucked under her arm. The sound of "rough voices" and hammering have also been heard, possibly connected with the scaffold that was built directly outside Dame Lisle's room.


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