Beaumanor Hall - History and Hauntings From The Ghost Book
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Beaumanor Hall

Beaumanor Hall
LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION: Woodhouse, Leicestershire, UK

DATE BUILT: Between 1842 and 1854. 

GRADE LISTED: Grade II

RUINED: No.

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: A family home. 

OTHER USES: During World War II, the War Offices used the building as a secret listening station, intercepting encrypted enemy signals. In 1974, the hall became an educational and conference centre after being purchased by Leicestershire County Council. It is now also used as a residential centre for young children, as well as being a wedding venue and ghost hunt location. 

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON SITE: Previous halls existed on the site dating back to the 1300s. The earliest hall was a hunting lodge with a deer park.

HISTORY

INTERESTING FACTS: The Beaumanor Hall we see today is the fourth hall to exist on the site.

CLAIM TO FAME: Queen Victoria’s newphew, Lord Eltham, married Dorothy Hastings at Beaumanor in 1923. 

GRIZZLY HISTORY: None known. 

DEATHS: William Herrick VII died in the bar room after a riding accident. Other members of the Herrick family have died at the residence over the 320 years of family ownership. 

A coachman is said to have hanged himself in the attic. 

HAUNTINGS

RESIDENT GHOSTS: 

• A Victorian lady seen on the grounds. 

• A male in the cellar.

• An angry male on the stairs to the attic. He is said to shout at people to “Get Out!” and “Leave!”

• A coachman

• A Grey Lady – believed to be Mary Perry Herrick. 

• Military personnel. 

• A group of hooded figures. 

• Children.  

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS: Unknown.

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible: Footsteps heard. Disembodied voices. Strange scratching sounds heard on the servants staircase.  

Visual: Full bodied apparitions. Strange lights seen. Dark shadows. 

Intelligent:

Sensory: People report the feeling of being watched when alone.

Poltergeist: Plates are said to have flown off of the table and smashed in the dining room. 

Technological:

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EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

Have you experienced paranormal activity at Beaumanor Hall?

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

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GHOST HUNTS AVAILABLE: Yes

CURB APPEAL: 

FOOD & DRINK SERVED: Yes 

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE: No 

BEAUMANOR HALL

Beaumanor Drive,

Woodhouse,

Loughborough

LE12 8TX

UK

www.beaumanorhall.co.uk