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!

Heskin Hall Ghost Hunts, Lancashire

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 paranormal activity and unexplained happenings at Heskin Hall; poltergeist activity, objects flying across the room and the sound of loud footsteps walking down the hallway to name a few. Heskin Hall is a dark, creepy and foreboding location, can you handle spending the night here in search of the spirits that dwell within? Full of character, the house has a very old-world feeling inside, spread across three floors there are many areas to explore and investigate, it is a location not to be missed. Who will you contact on your ghost hunt at Heskin Hall? Explore more history and ghostly information using the tabs above.

Your Event

On a ghost hunt with Haunted Houses you will have exclusive access to the building/location during the evening. You will learn all about ghost hunting and the techniques used to encourage paranormal activity. We have a whole host of scientific ghost hunt equipment for you to use to aid communication with the spirits. You can take part in Ouija boards, glass divination and table tipping; the more traditional ghost hunt techniques. Or simply sitting in the dark and asking for the spirits to interact with you. Lone vigils (ghost hunting alone) will also be offered where available. During your evening you will be split into smaller groups so you can get the most out of your experience. If you are new to ghost hunting we warn you now – by the end of the night you may just become addicted to the fascinating and intriguing world of ghost hunting.

This is a real ghost hunt experience, there is no fakery, tricks or actors jumping out at you. What are you waiting for? Book your places today!

Haunted Houses look forward to welcoming you at this amazing building and sharing a night that you will not forget.

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 Ghost Hunts, Lancashire

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 paranormal activity and unexplained happenings at Heskin Hall; poltergeist activity, objects flying across the room and the sound of loud footsteps walking down the hallway to name a few. Heskin Hall is a dark, creepy and foreboding location, can you handle spending the night here in search of the spirits that dwell within? Full of character, the house has a very old-world feeling inside, spread across three floors there are many areas to explore and investigate, it is a location not to be missed. Who will you contact on your ghost hunt at Heskin Hall? Explore more history and ghostly information using the tabs above.

Your Event

On a ghost hunt with Haunted Houses you will have exclusive access to the building/location during the evening. You will learn all about ghost hunting and the techniques used to encourage paranormal activity. We have a whole host of scientific ghost hunt equipment for you to use to aid communication with the spirits. You can take part in Ouija boards, glass divination and table tipping; the more traditional ghost hunt techniques. Or simply sitting in the dark and asking for the spirits to interact with you. Lone vigils (ghost hunting alone) will also be offered where available. During your evening you will be split into smaller groups so you can get the most out of your experience. If you are new to ghost hunting we warn you now – by the end of the night you may just become addicted to the fascinating and intriguing world of ghost hunting.

This is a real ghost hunt experience, there is no fakery, tricks or actors jumping out at you. What are you waiting for? Book your places today!

Haunted Houses look forward to welcoming you at this amazing building and sharing a night that you will not forget.

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

£55.00 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!

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