Samson and Hercules House, Norwich

Samson and Hercules House, Norwich

The Samson and Hercules House is a home that was built by Christopher Jay in 1657. At the time, Jay was mayor of Norwich. It is called the Samson and Hercules House due to the porch that used to host statues of Samson and Hercules. Those statues were removed and replaced with replicas sometime during the 19th century.

The home was altered into a Tudor style, but after being damaged during a 1952 fire it was remodeled to have its original appearance. The house was used as a nightclub, a lobster restaurant, and then a Mexican restaurant. It is now home to the Mortgage Advice Bureau.

The Samson and Hercules House has experienced numerous ghost sightings. The home was built above a plague pit where some 5,000 bodies were buried. As such, many visitors have reported strange phenomena and visions of being buried alive.

The Lady in Grey is sometimes seen in and around the Samson and Hercules House. The Lady in Grey is the nickname given to the little girl who died within the Augustine Steward House.

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Sight Name: Samson and Hercules House
Sight Location: Norwich, England (See walking tours in Norwich)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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