The Cock Lane ghost was a purported haunting that attracted mass public attention in 1762. The location was a room in a building in Cock Lane, London. Several accounts of strange knocking sounds and ghostly apparitions were reported, William Kent the lodger is the building claimed that they were the ghost of his dead wife, named ‘Scratching Fanny’ from the supernatural scratching sounds that were allegedly heard from the room. Regular séances were held and Cock Lane was often made impassable by the throngs of interested bystanders. On or about the 25th February, a pamphlet named ‘The Mystery Revealed’ was published, most likely written by Oliver Goldsmith. Goldsmith would later write the poem ‘The Deserted Village’.

Cock Lane Ghost. 1762

$12.00Price
  • Print
    Recreation of titlepages with added historical elements. Printed on watercolour paper with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet. 5"x7"

    Plaque
    Small prints on antique style paper, mounted to actual antique salvaged wood, and hung with twine. 3.5" x 4.5"

    Book
    Hanging Books are title page reproductions of antique books that are handmade from old and antique books which are damaged, and are repaired are re-purposed to be hung on a wall for a unique display. The books display the title pages from one or antiquarian books based upon a certain theme. The size and colour of each book varies.