See caption
Footpath to Mary Pannel Hill
Wikimedia Commons

Mary Pannell, who died in 1603, also recorded as Pannel or Pannall, was associated with witchcraft at Ledston Hall
Grade I listed former country house in West Yorkshire, now divided into residences.
in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Other than that very little is known about her, although several unsubstantiated versions of her story exist.

According to Edward Parsons in 1834, William Witham of Ledston Hall, who died in 1593, was killed “in consequence of the diabolical incantations of an unfortunate being called Mary Pannel”. Ten years after his death she was tried at York and executed. She reputedly haunts the woods along Pannel Hill, the section of the Roman Ridge Road that bears her name on the road from Castleford to Ledston
Rural village in the City of Leeds district of West Yorkshire.
.[1]

References



Bibliography


Parsons, Edward. The Civil, Ecclesiastical, Literary, Commercial and Miscellaneous History of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the Manufacturing District of Yorkshire (Volume 1). Frederick Hobson, Briggate, 1834, https://archive.org/details/civilecclesiast01parsgoog/page/n3/mode/2up?view=theater.