The George Inn
2 New Street, Doddington, March, Cambridgeshire
In the recent past, the daughter of the proprietor heard a large crowd of people outside, clearly anxious to get into the pub. When she unlocked and opened the door, all the noise stopped. There was not a person on the street. This group of noisy, chattering phantoms have turned up many times since then. However, no one has actually seen them. Christopher Tye, Court Musician to four monarchs, became Rector here in 1560, where he composed the music for while shepherds watched their flocks by night. Elizabeth 1 accused Tye of playing out of tune on one occasion. He replied it was not his music. However, her ears were at fault. In the mid-1600s, Algernon Peyton accidentally killed his valet at Doddington. In retribution with penance, he was obliged to have a picture of a bloody hand painted on everything he owned, including his pew at church. Peyton still haunts the village in dark coloured clothing with a white legal bib.