Haden Hill Old Hall was originally built in the late 1600s. It is misleadingly referred to as ‘Tudor Hall’ but is nothing of the sort.
It has been rebuilt and adapted a lot over the last 400 years. The building we see today is believed to be a copy of the original building, and may possibly contain original materials.
Mr Haden-Best inherited the hall in 1870. He longer wished to live in the hall and built the Victorian Haden Hill House. His plans were to demolish Haden Hill Old Hall to make room for an extension to the house. Luckily, this plan never saw fruition.
The Hall played its part during World War II. Children were evacuated to the hall, and the tunnels below the hall were used as air raid shelters.
A story of forbidden love leads to two of the hall’s well known ghosts. Eleanor and a young monk were in love. But when the romance was discovered, they tried to flee using the tunnels under the hall. Tales state that the monk was buried alive in the walls of a passage under the hall. Scratching and moaning can be heard which is believed to be from the monk. Eleanor is seen wandering the hall and grounds searching for her lost love eternally.
There are other spirits said to haunt the hall and much activity is experienced. Are you ready to explore?
YOUR HOSTS: Haunted Houses Events Ltd
YOUR EVENT: Haden Hill Hall is limited to just four investigations per year. You will Embark on a ghost hunt to discover the dark secrets of the building with a trap doors leading to passageways, an entombed Monk, with ghostly females and children seen and heard.
Your ghost hunt at Haden Hill Hall will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead.
Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.
About your Haden Hill Hall ghost hunt:
•Ghost hunting in a small, personal group
•An introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment
•Psychic and scientific experiments throughout the night
•A Psychic medium on hand to give guidance on most ghost hunts (when available)
•Lone vigils in the dark for the very brave
•Full use of our equipment
•Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits
•A friendly, energetic and professional team delivering an amazing experience
•This location has no sleeping facilities.
•Haunted Houses Events will provide all refreshments throughout the night inclusive
•This location has onsite parking. (Use postcode B64 7HS – Lee Road off Barrs Road behind the Leisure Centre)
•This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues
•All attendees must be 18 years or older
•Not suitable for pregnant ladies
•Guests are to bring any personal snacks, medications as per required
•This is a very dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
•All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing