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

Gresley Old Hall Ghosts

If I was asked to think of a typical haunted house, I would picture Gresley Old Hall. There it stands, empty, just waiting for the next bunch of expectant investigators. 

Dark old walls, creaky wooden floorboards, cold empty fireplaces and a perfectly creepy attic.

All finished off with a ghost or two…. 

LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION: Swadlincote, Derbyshire, UK

DATE BUILT: 1556 with stones from the priory that occupied the site prior.  Newer parts were built in 1734. 

GRADE LISTED: Grade II

RUINED: No

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: A family’s second home. 

OTHER USES: Earthenware and china were both produced on site for a time. The hall was also used as a farmhouse and tenanted to many families.   

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON SITE: Gresley Priory previously stood on the site from 1100s – 1500s.   

HISTORY

INTERESTING FACTS: 

CLAIM TO FAME: Sir Nigel Gresley CBE (1876-1941) of Gresley Old Hall, designed the famous A4 Pacific locomotive. The ‘Mallard’ set a new speed record on 3rd July 1938 and it has never been broken to this day.  

GRIZZLY HISTORY:  There is a story that a maid burned to death in the home whilst looking after the children of the family. According to the story, the room was boarded up after her death and never opened again. I can find no factual evidence to support this story. 

There are also tales that a man was stabbed to death on the first floor landing. The blood stains are said to be visible today, and cannot be covered up, despite numerous attempts. 

DEATHS: Unknown. 

HAUNTINGS

RESIDENT GHOSTS: 

• A Victorian maid ‘Margory’ who died in a fire at the hall.

• A little girl.

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS: Unknown.

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible: Disembodied footsteps. Whispers..

Visual: Full bodied apparitions. Strange lights. Reappearing blood stains on the floorboards?!

Intelligent:

Sensory: People having their hair pulled by unseen hands. Cold blasts of air. People report feeling as if their skin is burning.

Poltergeist:

Technological: EVPs recorded.

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GRESLEY OLD HALL GHOST HUNTS

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EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

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GHOST HUNTS AVAILABLE: Yes

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FOOD & DRINK SERVED: Yes – at the adjoining social club.

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE: No

GRESLEY OLD HALL

Old Hall Gardens, Church Gresley,  

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

DE11 9PA 

UK