Walking through the house, now owned by the National Trust, one can admire its architectural features and its lovely walled garden, but the overall impact is a bit like walking through a theatrical set. Different rooms reflect different periods of Green's interest. There are not quite enough "props" not enough things to make it feel like the home it actually was.
Maybe It's The GhostsIn 1953, while working on repairs in the cellar, a young workman heard the sound of a trumpet. While he watched - probably frozen with fear (or maybe legless with beer) - a Roman soldier's helmet, followed by about two troups, came through the wall. He reported them carrying round shields, lances and short swords.
Apparently they looked tired and battle weary - but the most interesting feature of this sighting is that their lower legs weren't visible. It was as though they were walking on a surface below the cellar of the house.
It was only much later, when excavations were conducted that it was discovered the house had been built across a Roman Road. And that road was 18 inches below the cellar floor! The apparitions of the Roman soldiers, with their 4th century round shields, have been seen on several other occasions.