Beaumanor Hall

 

Overview

Your ghost hunt at Beaumanor Hall will see you exploring this location in the dark when everybody else you know has gone to bed.

Are you ready for a ghost hunt at the magnificent Beaumanor Hall, said to be haunted by many sprits?! Join Haunted Houses Events on a ghost hunt at Beaumanor Hall; the grade 2 listed building is just as impressive on the outside as it is inside and there are many areas that you will be ghost hunting in such as the servant quarters in the attic, grand state rooms and the creepy basement!

Your ghost hunt at Beaumanor Hall will see you exploring this location in the dark when everybody else you know has gone to bed. On your ghost hunt you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough Ouija boards will also be available for you to use. All to aid your communication with the dead.

You will also have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit callouts, inviting spirits to interact with the environment being measured by the equipment, then wait and see what happens.

Haunted Houses Events likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very, very brave – lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and opportunities to do so will be given – But be warned! Doing so in the basement should only be for our more hardened investigators.

Reported Ghosts

There have been many strange occurrences at the hall including poltergeist activity in main dining room; staff are said to have witnessed a plate flying off a table a smashing on the floor when no one was present in the room! The apparition of a coachman who hanged himself has been witnessed in the attic, as well as the sound of heavy, marching boots coming from empty rooms. Will you hear the footsteps coming towards you as you ghost hunt in the creepy dark attic?

The ghost of a lady has been seen wandering around the grand staircase in the main house and it is thought that she is the wife of William Herrick, family name of Beaumanor Hall. Dark shadows and strange lights have been witnessed in the creepy cellar with feelings of being watched or followed and hauntingly, creepy scratching sounds coming from the staircase of the servant’s quarters.

Venue History

Beaumanor Hall is a grade II listed building near Loughborough in Leicestershire, designed by William Railton and built by George Bridgart in 1850 for the Herrick family. It was used by the military in the second world war and now currently owned by Leicestershire County Council. Previous buildings on the site date back to the 14th Century.

The hall as it stands today was the residence of the Herrick family. It was built for William Herrick who married Sophia Christie, 37 years his younger in 1862. William’s sister also resided at Beaumanor Hall until she died in 1871 followed by William Herrick in 1876. All of William’s property was left to his wife Sophia and she continued to manage the estate for the next 40 years. When she died in 1915 the estate was left to William’s relative (William Curzon) who took on the surname of Herrick after becoming the owner of Beaumanor Hall.

In 1939 the war office requisitioned the estate and it became a secret listening station for encrypted enemy signals, Beaumanor Hall became the one of the most important locations for this. Many rooms in the house were used as a training centre for civilian staff of the post office, civil service and merchant navy as well as royal navy and royal air force. The huge cellars, outbuildings and stables were used for workshops.

After the war the hall was passed back to the Herrick family and on the death of William Curzon-Herrick the estate passed to Lt. Col. Assheton Penn Curzon Howe Herrick but for financial reasons he disposed of all assets in 1946. The estate was bought back by the war office and later purchased by the Leicestershire County Council in the mid 70’s.

  • Beaumanor Dr,
  • Woodhouse,
  • Loughborough,
  • Leicestershire,
  • LE12 8TX
  • 10:00 pm
  • -
  • 3:00 am
  • (Arrive for 9:45 pm)
  • This is a ticketless event, please sign in on arrival

Are you ready for a ghost hunt at the magnificent Beaumanor Hall, said to be haunted by many sprits?! Join Haunted Houses Events on a ghost hunt at Beaumanor Hall; the grade 2 listed building is just as impressive on the outside as it is inside and there are many areas that you will be ghost hunting in such as the servant quarters in the attic, grand state rooms and the creepy basement!

Your ghost hunt at Beaumanor Hall will see you exploring this location in the dark when everybody else you know has gone to bed. On your ghost hunt you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough Ouija boards will also be available for you to use. All to aid your communication with the dead.

You will also have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit callouts, inviting spirits to interact with the environment being measured by the equipment, then wait and see what happens.

Haunted Houses Events likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very, very brave – lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and opportunities to do so will be given – But be warned! Doing so in the basement should only be for our more hardened investigators.

Beaumanor Hall is a grade II listed building near Loughborough in Leicestershire, designed by William Railton and built by George Bridgart in 1850 for the Herrick family. It was used by the military in the second world war and now currently owned by Leicestershire County Council. Previous buildings on the site date back to the 14th Century.

The hall as it stands today was the residence of the Herrick family. It was built for William Herrick who married Sophia Christie, 37 years his younger in 1862. William’s sister also resided at Beaumanor Hall until she died in 1871 followed by William Herrick in 1876. All of William’s property was left to his wife Sophia and she continued to manage the estate for the next 40 years. When she died in 1915 the estate was left to William’s relative (William Curzon) who took on the surname of Herrick after becoming the owner of Beaumanor Hall.

In 1939 the war office requisitioned the estate and it became a secret listening station for encrypted enemy signals, Beaumanor Hall became the one of the most important locations for this. Many rooms in the house were used as a training centre for civilian staff of the post office, civil service and merchant navy as well as royal navy and royal air force. The huge cellars, outbuildings and stables were used for workshops.

After the war the hall was passed back to the Herrick family and on the death of William Curzon-Herrick the estate passed to Lt. Col. Assheton Penn Curzon Howe Herrick but for financial reasons he disposed of all assets in 1946. The estate was bought back by the war office and later purchased by the Leicestershire County Council in the mid 70’s.

There have been many strange occurrences at the hall including poltergeist activity in main dining room; staff are said to have witnessed a plate flying off a table a smashing on the floor when no one was present in the room! The apparition of a coachman who hanged himself has been witnessed in the attic, as well as the sound of heavy, marching boots coming from empty rooms. Will you hear the footsteps coming towards you as you ghost hunt in the creepy dark attic?

The ghost of a lady has been seen wandering around the grand staircase in the main house and it is thought that she is the wife of William Herrick, family name of Beaumanor Hall. Dark shadows and strange lights have been witnessed in the creepy cellar with feelings of being watched or followed and hauntingly, creepy scratching sounds coming from the staircase of the servant’s quarters.

  • Feel safe! Hosted by a friendly, genuine, safety conscience, and knowledgeable team of experienced people
  • Experience the atmosphere! Enter one of the UK’s most haunted buildings, communicating with its resident spirits and ghosts in the dark
  • Honesty is our only policy! This is a real ghost hunt experience. There is no faking or trickery of paranormal activity. If it happens, then it is for real!
  • Keep refreshed! Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits available all night and included in the ticket price unless specified. Dietary requirements also catered for
  • Teamwork! Your ghost hunt will be run in a small and personal group giving you maximum involvement
  • Be hands on! You will have access to everything you need to conduct your experiments throughout the night – no sharing equipment with other groups or waiting around
  • Don’t be disturbed! Exclusive night-time access to the location for your overnight ghost hunt
  • Learn about various ghost hunting techniques and try them out for yourself on your investigation or share any knowledge you already possess to aid the investigation
  • Discover more about the high-tech ghost hunting gadgets. Many as seen on T.V, hold them in your hands and freely use them
  • Take part! Help to lead a scientific vigil, or perhaps a more traditional ghost hunting experiment- or simply just be an observer. The choice is yours
  • Working respectfully. Start your evening by learning how to apply spiritual protection, and work using the upmost respect for the sprits we encounter and fellow guests
  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • Not suitable for those in pregnancy
  • This is a very dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
  • All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
  • This location has free parking. A private car park is to the side of the building
  • Refreshments are provided by Haunted Houses Events and are included in the price
  • This is not a sleepover event
  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users

Beaumanor Hall

£55.00 Per Person

Your ghost hunt at Beaumanor Hall will see you exploring this location in the dark when everybody else you know has gone to bed.

  • 10:00 pm
  • -
  • 3:00 am
  • Loughborough,
  • Leicestershire
  • This is a TICKETLESS event

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