Avenue House - History, Hauntings and Ghost Hunts
Come and discover the history and hauntings of Avenue House in London. Read chilling tales of spooky encounters and book yourself on a ghost hunt, if you dare......
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Avenue House

Avenue House
LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION: Finchley, London, UK

DATE BUILT: 1859 

GRADE LISTED: Grade II

RUINED: No.

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: A home. 

OTHER USES: From 1919 to 1925, the RAF used the building as a military hospital. In World War II, the basement was used as an air raid shelter. It has also been used as a public library and council offices. Small businesses now use the premises. It also acts as a wedding and ghost hunt venue. 

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON SITE: The land Avenue House sits on once belonged to the Knights Templar in the 1200s and the Knights Hospitallers in the 1300s. 

HISTORY

INTERESTING FACTS:

Henry Stephens died in 1918 and left his house and gardens to Finchley Urban District Council for ‘for the use and enjoyment always of the people’.

CLAIM TO FAME: The house was purchased by Henry Charles ‘Inky’ Stephens in 1874. Henry was heir to the Stephen’s Ink business which his father, also Henry Stephens, set up after his invention of the “blue-black writing fluid”.

GRIZZLY HISTORY: There was a fire in 1989 which destroyed the east wing of the house. It has now been sympathetically restored. 

DEATHS: 

HAUNTINGS

RESIDENT GHOSTS: 

• A female believed to be the former Governess. 

• An angry man in the Turret Room.

• A child who was apparently locked in the cellar.

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS: Unknown.

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible: Footsteps heard. Whispered conversations heard. Screams heard as well as children’s laugher. 

Visual: Shadows seen. Full bodied apparitions. A lady is seen on the stairs. Strange lights seen. 

Intelligent:

Sensory: Unexplained cold spots. People report feeling touched and pushed by unseen hands. 

Poltergeist: 

Technological:

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AVENUE HOUSE GHOST HUNTS

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PHOTOS & VIDEOS OF INTEREST
EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

Have you experienced paranormal activity at Avenue House?

Would you like your encounter published on The Ghost Book? Then get in touch! 

INVESTIGATION FOOTAGE
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GHOST HUNTS AVAILABLE: Yes

CURB APPEAL: 

FOOD & DRINK SERVED: No 

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE: No 

AVENUE HOUSE

17 E End Road,

London

N3 3QE

UK

www.stephenshouseandgardens.com