Tales of Ghosts, Gambling and Crusades, Strelley Hall has seen it all. Currently a family home and venue for a variety of events, Strelley Hall at first glance looks to be a beautiful hall on the outskirts of the city, but its dark and troubled past always seems to come back to haunt it. What mysteries will we uncover, as we investigate the haunted Strelley Hall in Nottingham.
Strelley Hall was first built in circa 1200 by the de Strelley family, however it was originally meant to be built as a castle, but for certain reasons these plans for a castle never blossomed. Pevsner says there was a medieval tower that once stood near the south corner of modern-day Strelley Hall, and this area is now where the Castle Room, the Castle bedroom above it and the small half-window room above that are located. Below this area is the medieval cellar, and right at the end of this cellar is the Dungeon. The Dungeon was used to imprison poachers up until the 20th Century, and some believe that witchcraft and black magic took place down there. The building was extended/rebuilt around 1350, the same time the adjacent All Saints' Church was built.
During Tudor times, most of the original Strelley Hall collapsed and didn't get repaired for a long time. It's because of this that little is known of the Hall's history during this time. During an archaeological dig in 2006/7, it was discovered from the layers of waste, that a major fire had likely broken out at the end of the medieval period. There have been many families who have owned and lived at Strelley Hall, including the famous big families of the Strelleys and the Edges. One night in 1678, the owner of Strelley Hall Nicholas Strelley, gambled the estate away in a game of poker, to another gentleman called Ralph Edge who was a lawyer. A family tree is kept near the Castle Room where this exchange of ownership took place, showing the generations of de Strelleys across the centuries, and the family tree of the Edge family from 1678 to the present day.
The current building has lots of period features in each of its rooms including, The Panelled Room and The Morning Room, which both date back to the Georgian time period. The last member of the Edge family, Emily Mary Edge, passed away in 1978. She was the last member of the Edge family to reside there, and was given ownership of Strelley Hall, providing she did not marry.
There are many ghostly happenings that have been reported here, such as disembodied voices, footsteps walking the stairs, and ghastly apparitions throughout the Hall. In the Castle Room, the use of poker cards triggers poltergeist activity and a negative energy around the room, believed to be the spirit of Nicholas Strelley. In the Cellars and Dungeon, disembodied voices echo throughout the tunnels, whispers and poltergeist activity occur in the Dungeon, while a tall shadow figure known as 'The Guard' wanders the dark tunnels, and turns angry to anyone who visits them. In the Panelled Room, knocks and bangs are heard, and the presence of a family man is felt welcoming guests to his Hall. On the Staircase, apparitions of a woman are often seen, as well as the sound of children running around.
FURTHER EVENT DETAILS
Participate in this unique night of spooky ghost hunting with the Brookes Paranormal team as we attempt to communicate with the ghostly residents of Strelley Hall.
On the night, you will be taking part in numerous Vigils and a variety of Experiments (both Scientific and Traditional). You will also have full use of some of the best Ghost Hunting Equipment used today, and be informed on how Paranormal Investigators use them to try and communicate with the afterlife.
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Parking at Event: Car Park on site.
This Event is NOT SUITABLE for anyone with mobility issues.
This Event DOES include our Team Medium.
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Strelley Hall Ghost Hunt - Saturday 19th November 2022
DATE: Saturday 19th November 2022
TIME: 9:00pm - 3:00am
LOCATION: Main Street, Strelley, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 6PE
PARKING AT EVENT: Car Park on site.
REMAINING BALANCE: Needs to be paid TWO WEEKS prior to the event date.
NOTE: Bringing alcohol or drugs to this event is strictly prohibited. If anyone arrives at the event under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they will not be allowed to stay for the night and will be asked to leave immediately.