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SEASIDE PLANTATION a.k.a. LOCKSLEY HALL

Locksley Hall, also known as "The House of Tragedy" was thought to be built for William Edings before the Revolution.

Two young Edings children died of diphtheria and an owner cut his throat and bled to death. It is said that nothing will cover the blood stains on the floor and at night you can hear the blood dripping to the room below.

"Then there is the story of the boy, a close relative of the Edingses, who was left an orphan and went to live at Locksley Hall. When he was seventeen years of age he returned from a hunting trip: and as he went up the stairs he met his old Mauma, who had been with him since he was born. The young man handed her his gun, and it accidently discharged and killed the woman. Grief-stricken, the boy picked up the gun and shot himself."

Later a family of McConkies bought the home, hence Locksley Hall became known as "McConkies". During there stay, a sister was burned to death when her hoop skirt caught fire. A brother was found dead in the stable reportedly kicked by a mule, although some believe he was actually murdered and robbed and placed there.


Graydon, Nell S, "Tales of Edisto".
Sandlapper Publishing Co., Inc. USA, 1955.