Built between 1698 and 1704, the furnace formed part of a trade syndicate in Yorkshire centered on the Spencers of Cannon Hall. It operated until 1741 with Charcoal as fuel.
It is thought that the furnace operated again around 1790, using coke fuel, to produce gun casting.
Rockley Furnace made Cast Iron in the eighteenth century, using ores mined in the same valley and charcoal from the surrounding woodlands
This furnace was probably built about 1700, for by 1704 there would appear to have been two furnaces in the valley, the other having been started in 1652, 500 metres to the west.
GHOSTLY FIGURES,ORBS,WEIRD LIGHTS.. BLUE LIGHTS SEEN FROM THE OLD ENGINE TOWER. STRANGE SMELLS. MISTS
Interesting enough lee,phil and john did a ITC here here last year and during this session witches and witchcraft was mentioned.
The graffiti here is new, there is antichrist signs on at least two of the walls, we are unsure if witchcraft or some kind of rituals may be taking place here at present. Some graffiti is even in triangles and the furnace itself would make it perfect for a such a place as it is also triangular in shape. Trees also seem to be marked red leading to the actual furnace from the tower……this is something we will be looking more into
Rose Hall is one of the finest examples of colonial great houses on the island of Jamaica, but what truly makes it legendary is the fact that locals believe the house has been haunted for decades by the ghost of Annie Palmer, better known as the White Witch.
Since her death in the early 1830s, the spellbinding legends surrounding Rose Hall have been woven into Caribbean folklore and have been immortalized in at least a dozen Gothic novels including the H. G. De Lisser novel, The White Witch of Rose Hall, published in 1928.
Most of the folklore surrounding Rose Hall relates to its infamous mistress Annie Palmer, an 18-year-old English woman who arrived at the estate in the spring of 1820 after her marriage to John Rose Palmer. After the death of her parents in Haiti, Annie had been raised by a nanny who was an expert in the black art of voodoo and faithfully taught her young charge. When Annie came to the island searching for a husband, she was already quite an expert in the dark art of voodoo and some say she used it to attract her first husband, John Palmer.
Although it was never proven, it is widely believed that Annie Palmer murdered three husbands and countless slave lovers in the 10 years she lived on the plantation, who are all believed to haunt the house. Some believe that the lead china she dined on almost daily may have caused lead poisoning that slowly drove her insane.
The Story of Annie’s death presumably at the hands of her slave lover named”Takoo”. , it is said he attempted to bury her in a grave protected by voodoo spells to prevent her malevolent sole from rising up and haunting the mansion. Unfortunately, the spells are believed to have not been performed properly, because countless locals and visitors alike claim to have seen her. A song about the legend called “The Ballad of Annie Palmer” was recorded by Johnny Cash and the satanic band, Coven made a song called “White Witch of Rose Hall.
(Tomb said to be Annie Palmer’s at Rose Hall, Jamaica)
The crooked spire of Chesterfield’s St Marys and All saints church is quite a famous landmark in Chesterfields skyline. How the spire came to be can be quite simply explained by the use of green or unseasoned timber in its construction. However, in common folklore, there are numerous explanations as to why the spire is twisted.
One well-established legend goes that a virgin once married in the church, and the church was so surprised that the spire turned around to look at the bride, and continues that if another virgin marries in the church, the spire will return to true again. Several local legends hold that the Devil was responsible. In one tale, a Bolsover blacksmith mis-shod the Devil, who leapt over the spire in pain, knocking it out of shape.
A similar story has the Devil causing mischief in Chesterfield, seating himself on the spire and wrapping his tail around it. The people of the town rang the church bells and the Devil, frightened by the clamour, tried to jump away with his tail still wound about the spire, causing it to twist.