St Johns Mansion
 St Johns Mansion 01

LOCATION: Warwick, UK

DATE BUILT: 1750

GRADE LISTED: Grade II

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: A mansion

OTHER USES: 1791-1900 the building was used to house a school, St Johns Academy. 1900s-1950s saw administration offices of the War Department at St Johns Mansion. In 1960, the museum was opened. 

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON THE SITE: A hospital once occupied the site from 1154. It was known as the Hospital of Saint John The Baptist. It also included a chapel and a graveyard. 

CLAIM TO FAME: -

 

INTERESTING FACTS: -

 

GRIZZLY HISTORY: Remains have been discovered at various points around the house during rennovation work. In the 1830s, human bones were found in what was the kitchen garden. In 1987, workmen digging outside St Johns Court flats discovered two human skulls. 

 

DEATHS: Two sisters died in the house. Jane Stoughton died on 22nd March 1755 from burn wounds. Her clothing caught light from an open fire. Ann Stoughton died after her sister. She died 'of fright' after the house was broken into. 

RESIDENT GHOSTS: 

• Ann Stoughton

• Jane Stoughton

• A violent man in the cellar

• Children 

 

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible: Footsteps and running heard. Laughter. A young girl talking. Moaning heard. 

Visual: Full bodied apparitions. A woman has been seen looking out from a window. Shadows seen.

Intelligent: Unexplained tapping on request on investigators.

Sensory: Floral perfumed smelt. People report feeling pushed or grabbed by unseen hands. 

Poltergeist: Doors slamming on their own. 

Technological: -

 

HAUNTED HOTSPOTS: • The cellar • The attic • The school room

 

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS: Unknown.

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS: Yet to be discovered....