Heskin Hall

 

Overview

This location has a rich and bloodied history from the English Civil War and the many battles taking place nearby. There are many reports of haunted activity here!

Take part in a ghost hunt at the haunted Heskin Hall. This location has a rich and bloodied history from the English Civil War and the many battles taking place nearby. There are many reports of haunted activity. Spread over three floors Heskin Hall is large and intriguing location to ghost hunt at, the hall is full of character and has a very old-world feeling inside, it is a location not to be missed. What will you uncover on your ghost hunt at Heskin Hall?

Your ghost hunt at Heskin 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

Heskin Hall has many reports of paranormal activity and it’s no wonder having been a centre of activity in the English Civil War with several battles taking place nearby, Lancashire saw some of the bloodiest fighting in the country; there is history of executions and murder. Two ghosts are said to haunt the hall – that of a young Roman Catholic girl who was hanged by a priest as proof of his conversion to Protestantism, however this did not convince Cromwell’s soldiers and so they hung the priest on the same spot. Will you encounter the spirits of these lost souls on your ghost hunt at Heskin Hall?

Being a centre for antiques at this current day there are many creepy artefacts all over the building including clowns and Annabelle-like dolls, there have been reports of these items being moved, footsteps and doors closing when no one is around.

The last owners of Heskin Hall, Lord and Lady Lilford had guests flee in terror after witnessing ghostly activity in the hall. Staff members to this day have reported various strange occurrences in the hall, with one witnessing a plate completely fly off from a solid wood dresser in plain sight and smash on the floor, yet all the other crockery on the dresser did not move.

Venue History

The present building was built in 1545 and though there appears to be no written link between it and the “de Heskin” family (of whom there is little record), there is evidence to link it with some of the best known names in English history.

In 1506 the lands (with others) were bought by Edmund Dudley, a Minister of Henry VIII who was later executed for treason, the land passed to his widow Elizabeth and through her to their son John Dudley Earl of Northumberland. He followed in his fathers’ footsteps and was executed for treason by Queen Mary. His son, Robert Dudley, is well known for his being a favourite of Elizabeth I.

The Dudley family misfortune benefitted the Seymours who owned the land next. Mary, the widow of Sir Thomas Seymour (father of Jane Seymour (wife of Henry VIII)) sold it to a Richard Molyneux in 1556.

The hall changed many hands over many years until 1885 when it was purchased by Lord & Lady Lilford, the last people to occupy the hall, as a home. She was an ex-dancer and actress and on their divorce in 1969 the Hall went to her as part of their divorce settlement. Occupation has been commercial ever since and this present day is a centre of antiques.

  • Heskin Hall Estate,
  • Wood Ln,
  • Heskin,
  • Lancashire ,
  • PR7 5PA
  • 8:30 pm
  • -
  • 2:00 am
  • (Arrive for 8:15 pm)
  • This is a ticketless event, please sign in on arrival

Take part in a ghost hunt at the haunted Heskin Hall. This location has a rich and bloodied history from the English Civil War and the many battles taking place nearby. There are many reports of haunted activity. Spread over three floors Heskin Hall is large and intriguing location to ghost hunt at, the hall is full of character and has a very old-world feeling inside, it is a location not to be missed. What will you uncover on your ghost hunt at Heskin Hall?

Your ghost hunt at Heskin 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.

The present building was built in 1545 and though there appears to be no written link between it and the “de Heskin” family (of whom there is little record), there is evidence to link it with some of the best known names in English history.

In 1506 the lands (with others) were bought by Edmund Dudley, a Minister of Henry VIII who was later executed for treason, the land passed to his widow Elizabeth and through her to their son John Dudley Earl of Northumberland. He followed in his fathers’ footsteps and was executed for treason by Queen Mary. His son, Robert Dudley, is well known for his being a favourite of Elizabeth I.

The Dudley family misfortune benefitted the Seymours who owned the land next. Mary, the widow of Sir Thomas Seymour (father of Jane Seymour (wife of Henry VIII)) sold it to a Richard Molyneux in 1556.

The hall changed many hands over many years until 1885 when it was purchased by Lord & Lady Lilford, the last people to occupy the hall, as a home. She was an ex-dancer and actress and on their divorce in 1969 the Hall went to her as part of their divorce settlement. Occupation has been commercial ever since and this present day is a centre of antiques.

Heskin Hall has many reports of paranormal activity and it’s no wonder having been a centre of activity in the English Civil War with several battles taking place nearby, Lancashire saw some of the bloodiest fighting in the country; there is history of executions and murder. Two ghosts are said to haunt the hall – that of a young Roman Catholic girl who was hanged by a priest as proof of his conversion to Protestantism, however this did not convince Cromwell’s soldiers and so they hung the priest on the same spot. Will you encounter the spirits of these lost souls on your ghost hunt at Heskin Hall?

Being a centre for antiques at this current day there are many creepy artefacts all over the building including clowns and Annabelle-like dolls, there have been reports of these items being moved, footsteps and doors closing when no one is around.

The last owners of Heskin Hall, Lord and Lady Lilford had guests flee in terror after witnessing ghostly activity in the hall. Staff members to this day have reported various strange occurrences in the hall, with one witnessing a plate completely fly off from a solid wood dresser in plain sight and smash on the floor, yet all the other crockery on the dresser did not move.

  • 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
  • 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

Heskin Hall

£47.00 Per Person

This location has a rich and bloodied history from the English Civil War and the many battles taking place nearby. There are many reports of haunted activity here!

  • 8:30 pm
  • -
  • 2:00 am
  • Heskin,
  • Lancashire
  • This is a TICKETLESS event

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