Gainsborough Old Hall - History and Hauntings From The Ghost Book
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Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall
LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION: Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, UK

DATE BUILT: Circa 1460 

GRADE LISTED: Grade I

RUINED: No

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: A manor house. 

OTHER USES: During it’s time, Gainsborough Old Hall has had a variety of uses. It has seen time as a theatre, a pub, a masonic temple and a linen factory.  

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON SITE: A castle once stood on the site of Gainsborough Old Hall. King Sweyn of Denmark stayed at the castle after the Danish invasion of England.   

HISTORY

INTERESTING FACTS: The hall was visited by King Henry VIII and Kind Richard III.

CLAIM TO FAME: The West range of the hall was once home to the Rose family. William Rose invented a packaging machine, used by Cadbury’s for wrapping their sweets. Cadbury’s even went on to name one of their most popular products ‘Roses’. The hall also boasts its own ghost corridor! 

GRIZZLY HISTORY:  None known.

DEATHS:  King Sweyn of Denmark died at the hall in 1014. Legend says he was tormented to death by the ghost of St Edmund. 

HAUNTINGS

RESIDENT GHOSTS: 

• King Sweyn.

• A girl who was the daughter of a previous castle owner. Stories say she fell in love with a soldier. Forbidding their relationship, her father locked her in the tower. Some say she died of a broken heart while others say she jumped to her death from the window.

• The Grey Lady – dressed in grey Tudor attire.

• Elizabeth – daughter of Sir Thomas Burgh.

• A young Victorian boy.

• A Cavalier.

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS: The Grey Lady has been talked of since before Victorian times.

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible: Moaning heard, believed to be King Sweyn.

Visual: Full bodied apparitions. Strange lights seen in the gift shop.

Intelligent: Torches being turned on when requested. Tapping heard when requested.

Sensory:

Poltergeist: Tables moving on their own during investigations.

Technological:

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PHOTOS & VIDEOS OF INTEREST
EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

Have you experienced a spooky encounter at Gainsborough Old Hall?

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INVESTIGATION FOOTAGE
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GHOST HUNTS AVAILABLE: Yes

CURB APPEAL: The Ghost BookThe Ghost BookThe Ghost BookThe Ghost BookThe Ghost Book

FOOD & DRINK SERVED: Yes – in the Chambers Coffee Shop on site.

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE: No

GAINSBOROUGH OLD HALL

Parnell Street, 

Gainsborough, 

Lincolnshire,

DN21 2NB

UK

https://www.gainsborougholdhall.com