Arreton Manor is no longer open to the public
A manor as stood on the same site for more than a 1,000
years, with parts being built in different centuries,
starting since at least AD 872, the west wing was built
in the 14th century, and the rest of the existing
building in the early 17th century.
The Manor was once owned by Edward the Confessor and was
then farmed by Abbots from the Quarr Abbey for over 400
years. When Henry VIII reigned the manor came into the
hands of the crown and the manor was leased to the Leigh
family for 70 years.
During this time a murder was know to have taken place
in 1560 John Leigh who was 13 smothered his father with
a pillow, his sister saw him commit this crime so he
murdered her aswell by throwing her out of an upstairs
Charles the 1st owned the manor, he gave it to trustees
for payment of debts to the
City of London who sold to it to two London merchants,
Charles carried on visiting the manor and often stayed,
before he was imprisoned.
It was then sold on twice the second time to Lord
Culpeper Governor of the Isle Of Wight who left it to
his daughter, it stayed in the family for 230 years.
And more recently the manor has been privately, and is
open to the public and holds a museum of toys and items
from the bygone days.
The manor is said to be haunted by many ghosts including
the little girl shouting for her mamma, the monks who
are seen in silent prayer, and also in the gardens but
only from the waist up, and also different sounds like
the rattling of keys and chanting, and people have also
said that they can smell things like tobacco smoke and