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The History of Beaumanor Hall

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History Of Beaumaris Gaol

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History Of Castle Street Prison

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Gressenhall opened in July 1777, the first Master and Matron being James W Moore and his wife, Margaret. The men were employed in cultivating the farm, combing wool, dressing flax and hemp, and weaving cloth mainly for use in the house and the women were employed in spinning worsted and hemp. Within the building was a factory making hemp sacks.

In May 1836, the building was modified under the new Poor Law Amendment Act to become a Union workhouse. The work was carried out by Mr Fuller Coker Junior from Shipdham and consisted of bricking up the arches of the arcade and converting the cottage rooms into dormitories. Also built simultaneously was the 14ft wall around the site and several outbuildings.

Although most inmates were housed in separate dormitories, the 1850s opinion had softened a little, and independent accommodation was built to allow ‘respectable’ elderly married couples to live together. This later became Cherry Tree cottage.

During the early years of the Workhouse, Sunday services were conducted in the dining room. In 1868, a chapel was built, paid for by public subscription and designed by R M Pinson.

In 1900, two boilers were installed to provide hot water and a steam engine in the laundry to drive washing machines and Spin dryers.

Robert Neville and his wife Laura were Master and Matron from 1899 to 1911. Neville was forced to resign by the Local Government Board in London for refusing to admit a pauper who had attempted to cut his throat. The resignation so upset the Guardians who felt their authority was being undermined, that at one point, they seriously considered resigning on mass, leaving the running of the workhouse to the Local Government Board.

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In 1930, workhouses were transferred to the control of the County Councils, becoming Poor Assistance Institutions. There was little noticeable difference to the regime at Gressenhall, although the inmates were now called patients. During World War II, Gressenhall housed many patients evacuated from other workhouses in Norwich and Essex.

The introduction of the National Health Service in 1948 finally saw the Workhouse system abolished. In 1975 the building was taken over by the County Museums Service to become the Norfolk Rural Life Museum. The North courtyard was enclosed, and the facilities were refurbished and fitted with displays and artefacts. In November 1979, Union farm was leased to the Museum Friends to be cultivated as a 19th-century early 20th-century farm worked by Suffolk Punch horses was formally added to the Museum in 1989.

Today, the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum is a significant tourist attraction in Norfolk, with over 80,000 visitors a year. Primary displays show life in the workhouse, rural crafts and an entire working farm. In 2000, a significant upgrade was undertaken with more space being open to the public. A further display was added in 2006, including the opening of the original steam-powered laundry and the work yards.

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Dating back to 1777, it is no wonder that this location is riffed with paranormal activity and is known to be one of the earliest buildings in the area, purposely built for industry. Ghostly sightings of women dressed in period clothing and doors heard opening by themselves, heavy footsteps and the child's laughter. This vast location later became a workhouse after laws were changed in 1834. Gressenhall workhouse was known for its harsh conditions. Men, Women, and children were all separated, and working conditions were ruthless. Previous Ghost Hunts here at Gressenhall Workhouse have been a terrifying experience, with many guests refusing to stay alone in the laundry. The museum area is known for its ghostly happenings, as many believe these to be children who once lived and worked here. Who will you encounter as we unlock the gates of this former workhouse? Join the team after dark to be part of this intense ghost hunt if you Dare!

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History of Knottingley Town Hall

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History Of Merley House

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History of Monmouth ShireHall

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History of The Riffles Museum

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The Ripon Workhouse, located in Yorkshire, holds many secrets that provide insight into the lives of the impoverished, homeless, and desperate. The original areas that are still visible offer a genuine glimpse into the existence of its former inhabitants. Despite being a working museum, visiting this place offers a unique opportunity to understand how life would have been for the residents. However, some visitors feel uneasy while exploring the women's block, and there have been reports of ghostly figures witnessed during previous ghost hunts. Ghost Nights here can test the nerves of anyone. 


 Ripon Workhouse can send shivers down your spine with its dimly lit cells and eerie corridors, rumoured to be haunted by ghosts. Many individuals have claimed to sense the presence of former inmates, and unexplained noises such as banging and knocking have been heard from locked coffins. Cell doors have even been known to shut on their own. Some visitors have reported seeing shadows moving around despite no visible presence. If you're feeling brave, why not join us for a ghost hunt after dark and face your fears? During this ghost-hunting experience, you will participate in various experiments to identify who or what haunts the Ripon Workhouse. Are you ready to become a ghost hunter for a night and uncover the mysteries of this historical place? Mysteries that await?

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London’s Pentonville Prison. Ruthin became HM Prison Ruthin in 1878 and housed prisoners from counties Denbighshire, Flintshire, and Merionethshire.

There has been just one recorded execution at Ruthin. In 1903, William Hughes was hanged for the murder of his wife. Another character that stands out in Ruthin’s long history is John Jones, aka Coch Bach y Bala, a thief and a poacher, well known throughout many prisons in Wales and England. He managed to escape Ruthin Gaol twice throughout his incarceration. In 1879 he managed to walk straight out of jail with several others whilst the guards were preoccupied with their suppers. A £5 reward was offered for any information that would lead to his capture, and as a result, he was captured shortly after his escape.

His second escape was a little more daring, tunnelling out of his cell and escaping out of a window using bedsheets tied together to make a rope. After seven days on the run and living rough, he was eventually hunted down, and following a quick pursuit, one of the people chasing him shot John in the leg. Shortly after, he died from the wound, and the man who fired the shot was charged; however, the charges were subsequently dropped later.

The building ceased being a prison in 1916, with prisoners and staff relocating to Shrewsbury. Denbighshire council purchased the building in 1926 and used it for offices, the country archives, and a library. A munitions factory operated there throughout World War II before being handed back to the county council. They then used the building as a headquarters for the Denbighshire Library Service. 2002 was the following significant change when it was renovated and re-launched as a museum.

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his old gaol has witnessed misery, tragedy, and torment. There have been numerous reports of paranormal activity, many of which are guests visiting the old prison in the daytime.

One frequent report is the heavy prison cell doors slamming shut; in some instances, people have reported the doors slamming shut one by one in a domino effect.

The spirit of the only person executed at the jail is reportedly the main culprit for many hauntings. William is believed to haunt the condemned man’s cell. There is a scene set of his last night in the cell before his execution the following morning in the room. There’s a motion sensor that sets off a commentary upon walking into this cell, and on many occasions, the report has set off when nobody is in the cell or anywhere near it. This has been witnessed during the day as well as the night.

William has also been particularly drawn to women, with many reporting being touched or sensing someone near them.

Another William reported haunting the jail, an ex-prison guard who vanished one day during his rounds.

Ruthin Gaol is home to many spirits—no wonder this location was known in the day for its harsh and fierce conditions.

Ghost hunts at the gaol are certainly not for the faint-hearted. The sound of slamming prison cell doors, heavy thuds and footsteps, drastic temperature changes and the feeling of the icy cold breath in front of your face. Can you face your fears and spend the night here at Ruthin Gaol?

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History Of Saltmarshe Hall

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History of Samlesbury Hall

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