Harwich Redoubt Fort

 

Overview

The Redoubt Fort is known for its terrifying paranormal activity. This is a location that has witnessed full bodied apparitions, the Holy Grail for any ghost hunter.

Harwich Redoubt Fort

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Harwich Redoubt Fort is an imposing stone structure built for defending the East Anglian coast against invading armies from Europe. The Redoubt Fort is known for its terrifying paranormal activity that has sent a shiver down the spine of those who attempt to investigates it ghostly residents. This is a location that has witnessed full bodied apparitions, the Holy Grail for any ghost hunter.

Your ghost hunt at Harwich Redoubt Fort will see you exploring this location in the dark when everybody else you know has gone to bed. On your ghost hunt at Harwich Redoubt Fort 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 have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your overnight 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 should only be for our more hardened investigators.

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Reported Ghosts

The Ghost and Spirits of Harwich Fort Redoubt are said to come in many forms. The most common of the hauntings here are audible hauntings, with ghost hunters hearing the echoes of footsteps from a time long ago, to shouting voices and tapping on surfaces in the silence of the night.

A full-bodied apparition of a headless guard has been reported by a few, said to be the spirit of a soldier who was decapitated on site in the 1970’s do to an accident with a cannon.

The feeling of being watched is strong throughout the fort, with many reporting to of been touched by unseen hands, and female ghost hunters have reported additional attention from a “cheeky” spirit who enjoys pinching their bottoms. Will you be a victim of his advances on your ghost hunt at Harwich Redoubt Fort?

Venue History

The Redoubt was built between 1808 and 1810 to protect the port of Harwich against the threat of Napoleonic invasion. It was part of the scheme that included the construction of 29 Martello Towers on the East Anglian coast. The Redoubt is of circular shape, approximately 200 ft in diameter, with a central parade ground of 85 ft diameter. Hoists lifted shells from the lower level to the gun emplacements. It is similar in design to earlier redoubts at Dymchurch and Eastbourne.

Originally armed with ten 24-pounder cannon, the Redoubt was remodelled in order to accommodate increasingly heavy guns, as technology and the perceived threat changed. In 1861-2, work was carried out to accommodate 68-pounder cannon, and the emplacements were strengthened (by adding granite facing) to withstand improved enemy artillery. Only a decade later in 1872, three of the emplacements were altered to take enormous 12 ton RML (rifled muzzle loading) guns. In 1903, three emplacements received 12 pounder QF (quick firing) guns.

Despite this ongoing modernisation, the Redoubt never fired a shot in anger. It is also probable that its strategic importance declined towards the end of the 19th century with the construction of the more powerful Beacon Hill Battery just to the south. In the 1920s the area around the Redoubt – previously kept clear to provide fields of fire – was bought by the Town Council. This land is used for allotments. The Redoubt itself was allowed to fall into disrepair.

The Redoubt was briefly taken back into military service during World War II, when it served as a detention centre for British troops awaiting trial. Examples of the graffiti left by the soldiers can still be seen in some of the rooms.

Following World War II the Redoubt was used by the British Civil Defence organisation, who used it until they were disbanded. That was the end of the Redoubt’s military service.

  • Harwich Redoubt Fort ,
  • Behind 29 Main Road ,
  • Harwich,
  • Essex,
  • CO12 3LT
  • 9:00 pm
  • -
  • 3:00 am
  • (Arrive for 8:45 pm)
  • This is a ticketless event, please sign in on arrival

Harwich Redoubt Fort

NEW DATES COMING SOON – PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THE WEBSITE

Harwich Redoubt Fort is an imposing stone structure built for defending the East Anglian coast against invading armies from Europe. The Redoubt Fort is known for its terrifying paranormal activity that has sent a shiver down the spine of those who attempt to investigates it ghostly residents. This is a location that has witnessed full bodied apparitions, the Holy Grail for any ghost hunter.

Your ghost hunt at Harwich Redoubt Fort will see you exploring this location in the dark when everybody else you know has gone to bed. On your ghost hunt at Harwich Redoubt Fort 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 have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your overnight 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 should only be for our more hardened investigators.

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The Redoubt was built between 1808 and 1810 to protect the port of Harwich against the threat of Napoleonic invasion. It was part of the scheme that included the construction of 29 Martello Towers on the East Anglian coast. The Redoubt is of circular shape, approximately 200 ft in diameter, with a central parade ground of 85 ft diameter. Hoists lifted shells from the lower level to the gun emplacements. It is similar in design to earlier redoubts at Dymchurch and Eastbourne.

Originally armed with ten 24-pounder cannon, the Redoubt was remodelled in order to accommodate increasingly heavy guns, as technology and the perceived threat changed. In 1861-2, work was carried out to accommodate 68-pounder cannon, and the emplacements were strengthened (by adding granite facing) to withstand improved enemy artillery. Only a decade later in 1872, three of the emplacements were altered to take enormous 12 ton RML (rifled muzzle loading) guns. In 1903, three emplacements received 12 pounder QF (quick firing) guns.

Despite this ongoing modernisation, the Redoubt never fired a shot in anger. It is also probable that its strategic importance declined towards the end of the 19th century with the construction of the more powerful Beacon Hill Battery just to the south. In the 1920s the area around the Redoubt – previously kept clear to provide fields of fire – was bought by the Town Council. This land is used for allotments. The Redoubt itself was allowed to fall into disrepair.

The Redoubt was briefly taken back into military service during World War II, when it served as a detention centre for British troops awaiting trial. Examples of the graffiti left by the soldiers can still be seen in some of the rooms.

Following World War II the Redoubt was used by the British Civil Defence organisation, who used it until they were disbanded. That was the end of the Redoubt’s military service.

The Ghost and Spirits of Harwich Fort Redoubt are said to come in many forms. The most common of the hauntings here are audible hauntings, with ghost hunters hearing the echoes of footsteps from a time long ago, to shouting voices and tapping on surfaces in the silence of the night.

A full-bodied apparition of a headless guard has been reported by a few, said to be the spirit of a soldier who was decapitated on site in the 1970’s do to an accident with a cannon.

The feeling of being watched is strong throughout the fort, with many reporting to of been touched by unseen hands, and female ghost hunters have reported additional attention from a “cheeky” spirit who enjoys pinching their bottoms. Will you be a victim of his advances on your ghost hunt at Harwich Redoubt Fort?

  • 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 a sleepover event
  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues

Harwich Redoubt Fort

£39.00 Per Person

The Redoubt Fort is known for its terrifying paranormal activity. This is a location that has witnessed full bodied apparitions, the Holy Grail for any ghost hunter.

  • 9:00 pm
  • -
  • 3:00 am
  • Harwich,
  • Essex
  • This is a TICKETLESS event

£39.00 Per Person

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