Fredville Ghosts and Legends.
In ” Under Thirty-Seven Kings”, Mrs. Boys Behrens mentions the ‘well known’ legend of the White Horse which was said to appear, and must still do so, in a wooded part of the estate on wild and stormy nights frantically galloping around in search for shelter. This legend may possibly be the origin of the name of the ale-house next to St. Mary’s Church.
Mrs. Boys Behrens also records another more poignant legend of the faithful and much loved hound of a daughter of the house which sadly died and was buried in the wood near the house but still continued “to visit the house, but, finding all happy and well would then return to its home”. Presumably both horse and hound still pursue their centuries long quests to this day.