Most Haunted Exeter Old Court

Exeter Old Court
 
The Most Haunted team travel to Devon to investigate Exeter Old Courts where many would have been sentenced to death in its long, bloody history. Its claim to fame is its involvement in the Bideford witch trails which were largely based on hearsay evidence. The trial concluded with the last ever hanging for witchcraft in England.

Rougemont Castle dates back to William the Conqueror who claimed the city after a short siege in 1068.  The Norman Gatehouse with its Saxon architectural elements is one of the oldest surviving pieces of Norman architecture in England.  The Courts were established in the current building in 1774 although the site’s association with the judiciary extends back to 1563.

First Broadcast : 2nd December 2008

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