Gresley Old Hall in Derbyshire just oozes a dark spooky atmosphere with creaky floorboards, dark long forgotten rooms, and twisting staircases leading you further into it’s dark depths.
This event may be low in cost, but it certainly isn’t low in content. Take a look below at what you will be doing!
Your ghost hunt at Gresley Old Hall will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where 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 on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will 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 call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.
The most infamous spirit of the hall is that of a maid who burnt to death in her room whilst supervising the children. Her room was bricked up after the fire. Visitors have often reported feeling their faces burning after entering this room.
In the atmospheric attic, that remains unchanged since the Victorian period, dragging sounds have often been heard and people have felt their hair being pulled. Loud noises, banging and the door closing on the stairs have also been reported.
This firm favourite and well-known haunted location stands on the site of the old Gresley Priory which was built in 1135. The hall was erected in 1556 using materials from the old priory; however, the present building replaced the original timber hall in 1734. Only the stone foundations, chimneys and West Wing remain from the original hall.
In 1795 Sir Nigel Bowyer Gresley established a china factory in part of the hall’s premises and kilns were built on the grounds, however it proved to be unsuccessful. It was used to create earthenware products in 1805 and later in 1895 it became a farmhouse that was rented to a variety of families.
The current hall has an array of floors some of which have not been touched since the 19th Century. In the top most attics Victorian graffiti can still be seen on the lime wash walls; this could be one of the reasons why Gresley is haunted, as limestone is known to be a conduit for spirits.
Although the grounds have changed over the years the hall remained and was bought by the Coal Board in 1953 to make it into a Miners Welfare Club which opened in 1964.
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