Gresley Old Hall

 

Overview

A dark spooky atmosphere and creaky floorboards, long forgotten rooms, and twisting staircases leading you further into it’s dark depths.

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.

Reported Ghosts

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.

Venue History

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.

  • Gresley Old Hall ,
  • Gresley Wood Road,
  • Swadlincote,
  • Derbyshire,
  • DE11 9QW
  • 7:00 pm
  • -
  • 12:00 am
  • (Arrive for 6:45 pm)
  • This is a ticketless event, please sign in on arrival

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.

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.

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.

  • 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 front of the building
  • Refreshments are provided by Haunted Houses Events and are included in the price
  • Guests may also bring own personal breaktime snacks
  • This is not a sleepover event
  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues

Gresley Old Hall

£27.00 Per Person

A dark spooky atmosphere and creaky floorboards, long forgotten rooms, and twisting staircases leading you further into it's dark depths.

  • 7:00 pm
  • -
  • 12:00 am
  • Swadlincote,
  • Derbyshire
  • This is a TICKETLESS event

Abbi Hopkinson

First time with this company tonight at Gresley Old Hall and it was a fantastic night. Hosts were professional but yet so friendly and approachable! Loved that it never felted rushed. Was a relaxed atmosphere. Had a few Interesting experiences which was fantastic. Will be booking further events with the company as best one we have used! Loved the team! Highly recommend you book with them!

Janine Breakwell

I was walking down a staircase and the door at the bottom slammed shut on it’s own trapping me on the stairs!

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