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The White Horse Inn

Leeds Road, Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire

The name of this pub has been around since the 15th century and remains a popular name because of its wide heraldic use. A galloping white horse refers to the House of Hanover and dates from the accession of George 1 in 1714. They do seem to have some jolly ghosts in Yorkshire. One of those in residence here is constantly singing Christmas carols. Another religious apparition is a nun seen immediately to the rear of the building. Sobservers describe him as wearing a long black habit and white wimple. Birstall was widely believed to be the main home of Yorkshire’s fairy folk, where they would come and dance in the pale moonlight.