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Dunham Castle

Early medieval moated motte and bailey castle just to the northwest of present-day Dunham Massey Hall in Greater Manchester, England.

Dunham Massey Hall

English country house near Altrincham, in Greater Manchester, surrounded by historic formal gardens and a deer park. Built in the early 18th century by the Earls of Warrington, passing to the Earls of Stamford by inheritance, it has been owned by the National Trust since the death of the 10th and last Earl of Stamford in 1976.


Spirits also known as powries, said to haunt the peel towers and castles of the Scottish border with England.

Eastbourne manslaughter

1860 legal case concerning the death of 15-year-old Reginald Cancellor at the hands of his teacher, Thomas Hopley.

Eccles cake

Named after the town in Lancashire where it was first made, the Eccles cake is a confection made of flaky pastry filled with currants.


Ectoplasm is a gelatinous substance that exudes from the body of a spiritualist medium during a seance, which the spirits being communicated with are able to mould into shapes allowing them to communicate with the living.

Edmund Hartley

Cunning man who is alleged to have practised witchcraft at Cleworth Hall in Lancashire

Edward Akroyd

Industrialist, politician and philanthropist.

Edward Ormerod

English mining engineer and inventor who worked at Gibfield Colliery in Atherton, Lancashire where he devised and tested his safety device, the Ormerod safety link or detaching hook.

Egyptian days

Days of the year that are considered to be unlucky to carry out any important undertaking.