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ghost known locally as "Mrs. It” once haunted Yattendon Rectory.
The former rector, the Rev. A.F.O. Farmer, and his wife told calmly and
frankly of her frequent appearances, not only within their home, but out-of-doors.
She was a small lady in an 18th century grey (or black) silk dress, shawl
and flat hat who, because she evidenced herself most often before a party
or similar company occasion, was thought to have been a one-time
housekeeper there. Although some say she was the vicar’s daughter. She
also helped with the household chores and revealed concealed hens’
nests. For years, this harmless wraith had been observed by members of the
Farmer family and their guests, to the extent that she was taken for
granted. Once "Mrs. It" startled some horses when she manifested
herself suddenly behind Mrs. Farmer. The ghost seems to have terminated
activities when the Farmers moved.
meadow where wild daffodils grow and where there stands an old barn of
flint and brick is haunted by the ghost of a former owner of the house
which stood on the site before being destroyed in the Civil war. He
wanders around the field.