Plas Teg

The Ghosts of Plas Teg

The quintessential haunted house

Plas Teg, a Grade I listed Jacobean mansion, is one of the most haunted buildings in Wales. This quintessential haunted house is home to a smorgasbord of ghosts, who roam the many rooms and passageways in this foreboding location.

Ghosts at Plas Teg

Plas Teg is reportedly one of the most haunted buildings in Wales and with stories of suicide, hangings and lots of death, there is no surprise that 15 spirits are believed to haunt the house.

The most well known ghost is believed to be that of Dorothy, the daughter of former owner Sir John Trevor I’s. Stories suggest Dorothy was due to elope with a local farmer’s son but, on the night she planned to run away, she tripped and tragically drowned to death in the well.

Dorothy is said to wander the road that runs alongside Plas Teg searching for her lover, whose heartbroken spirit has also been seen pacing the grounds.

Judge George Jeffreys, who sentenced many to death by hanging, is also rumoured to reside in Plas Teg having used the building as a court room in the 17th century.

Visitors have reported the feeling something or someone pushing past them and feelings of anger, sadness and despair in certain rooms of the house. There have also been reports of unexplained noises such as wailing, knocking and footsteps in empty rooms.

Plas Teg has been the subject of numerous investigations by paranormal experts over the years and has featured on many TV programmes, such as Most Haunted and Yvette Fielding’s spin off show Ghost Hunting with… Girls Aloud.

Plas Teg
Plas Teg. Image Copyright GhostMag.com

The History of Plas Teg

Sir John Trevor I, a Welsh politician, built the mansion in 1610 and lived in the building with his family until his death in 1629.

The house remained in the family and was passed down to his descendants until the early 20th century. During this period, the house was twice raided by Roundheads and also served as a local court under the watchful eye of the notorious ‘Hanging Judge’ George Jeffreys.

By the turn of the decade the house was derelict but received a Grade I listing from CADW (Historic Environment division of the Welsh Government), protecting it from demolition.

A Trevor descendant, Patrick Trevor-Roper, purchased the house and partially restored it with funds from the Historic Buildings Council. He then leased out the house until 1977, when Mr and Mrs William Llewelyn bought the house. The couple only used parts of the ground floor, leaving the rest of the house to near ruin.

The eccentric Cornelia Bayley purchased the house in 1986 and has since spent over £400,000 of her life savings in an attempt to restore Plas Teg back to its former glory.

Plas Teg Gardens
A bird bath at Plas Teg, Wales. Image Copyright GhostMag.com

GhostMag’s Experience at Plas Teg

From the moment we pulled onto the gravel driveway of Plas Teg, a strange feeling of unease came over us.

There was sign of our tour guide and it was a deathly quiet as dusk began to fall. As we started to explore the grounds, I couldn’t shake the feeling that we were being watched from one of the many windows that loomed above us.

We plucked up the courage to knock on the front door. After some time, the door creaked open and the eccentric live-in custodian Cornelia answered. She looked older and frailer than I remembered having seen her on the television, but she was so welcoming and her passion for the house was evident.

The house takes a really oppressive turn after dark and it is easy to become spooked

Plas Teg is under constant renovation. Inside, it’s cold, dark, and filled with an eclectic collection of antiques and oddities that give it a really atmospheric feel. The house takes on an oppressive feel as night falls and it’s easy to become spooked wandering through the corridors, particularly when flickering torchlights cast shadows on the many artworks hanging on the walls.

It was a quiet night (yes! these things do happen occasionally) and the ghostly inhabitants of Plas Teg didn’t offer up too much in the way of paranormal activity, but they didn’t send us home empty handed!

We did hear some footsteps on the old oak staircase, which is said to have been salvaged from a Spanish Galleon ship and experienced some light movement during a table tipping experiment using one of the antique tables in the location.

Can I visit Plas Teg?

Plas Teg is currently closed to the public as of 2023.

Address: Mold Road,Pontblyddyn,Mold, Flintshire, Mold CH7 4HP

Haunted locations nearby

North Wales is a hot bed for paranormal activity and there are a number of haunted locations nearby. Just up the road in Denbighshire there are two such locations just a stones throw from one another.

The hotel at Ruthin Castle regularly runs paranormal sleepovers and people claim that the spirits of former inmates and prison guards haunt the oppressive Ruthin Gaol.

Another spooky spot in Wales is the abandoned Bron Y Garth hospital, which also used to be a Union Workhouse.

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