Ryecroft Hall Ghost Hunt
Experience the hair-raising paranormal phenomena at a haunted hall, once a hospital, witnessed during ghost hunts.
Ryecroft Hall in Manchester is notorious for its spine-chilling paranormal activity during ghost hunts. Numerous staff members have personally witnessed objects being mysteriously moved and knocked over by unseen forces. Dark shadowy figures have been spotted roaming around, and the eerie sounds of disembodied voices have been heard emanating from locked and empty rooms. The hall's former hospital, which houses an ancient mortuary area deep beneath the main building, has been the source of terrifying experiences for many. Faint screams and groans have been reported, seemingly originating from within this ominous space. Previous ghost hunts have left guests and the investigative team astounded by the sheer magnitude of paranormal phenomena encountered. Some guests have even refused to venture into the upper levels of the hall due to an overwhelming sensation of being forcefully grabbed around the neck. Brace yourself for a truly hair-raising experience at Ryecroft Hall's ghost hunts.
History of Ryecroft Hall
Ryecroft Hall was built in 1849 by James Buckley, a wealthy family man who owned the Cotton Mills at Ryecroft. The Hall took several years to build, with all the necessary comforts of a Victorian gentleman; a library, large dining room, study, billiard room, ballroom, sitting rooms, bedrooms and servant’s quarters. The outbuildings had stables and coach houses. Many of the rooms still have the original wood panelling and very ornate ceilings, which are still in existence.
James Buckley and his brother Abel were cotton manufacturers owning Ryecroft and Oxford Road Mills near St Peter’s church Ashton. The Buckley’s were a wealthy family, and as you look around Ryecroft Hall, you will see James intended to live in some style. The Hall took several years to build, with all the necessary comforts of a Victorian gentleman; a library, large dining room, study, billiard room, ballroom, sitting rooms, bedrooms and servant’s quarters. The outbuildings had stables and coach houses. Many of the rooms still have the original wood panelling and very ornate ceilings, which are still in existence.
James Buckley had died in 1851 with the hall still unfinished, and it was inherited by his son also a James, who then sold it to his brother William Smith Buckley who lived in the luxury of the hall until he died in 1877. In 1885 the hall was passed on to Abel Buckley, William’s cousin. (Another Abel!) Abel lived at Ryecroft Hall for 22 years; he was a wealthy man interested in collieries, hotels, and banks and retained interests in cotton mills at the start of his wealth. He was a Congregationalist and gave large amounts of money to build the Albion Chapel in Ashton. (Was it built to be taller than the nearby Parish church, there was a lot of religious rivalry in the nineteenth century)
Please note that all attendees must be at least 18 years old.
Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will be allowed to enter the premises.
As this location is old and dark, each attendee must bring a torch.
Wearing sensible shoes is required. Heels or sandals are not permitted.
We recommend that you wear warm clothing, as this location can become very cold after dark, even during the summer months. Please be aware that this location is not wheelchair accessible.
It is not suitable for heavily pregnant ladies.
Kindly arrive 15 minutes before the event starts.
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The haunted former hospital at Abington Park Museum in Northampton offers ghost hunts for those who are brave enough. This Tudor Manor house, dating back to 1485, has a rich history as a domestic residence, asylum, and now a museum. After the closure of Abington Abbey Asylum in 1892, the manor house and park were given to the people of Northampton. Today, the museum is a maze of rooms and corridors, creating an eerie and unsettling atmosphere. The identity of the haunting spirits remains a mystery, as very few investigations have taken place in this location. Join our team as we invite you to uncover the hidden secrets of this daunting former hospital and experience the thrill of ghost hunting. Both staff and visitors have reported various paranormal sightings and occurrences, including dark shadows, figures, disembodied footsteps, voices behind locked doors, and overwhelming emotions of sadness, anger, and distress. If you're seeking a paranormal adventure, our ghost hunts, ghost tours, and paranormal investigations are perfect for you.