With the abundance of paranormal activity reported here, Fright Nights have secured Ordsall Hall as one of our brand-new ghost hunting venues for 2020! Join us to investigate and help us determine what is fact and what is fiction!
There are two separate elements to the present-day house: the timber-framed south range built in the 15th century, and the brick west range constructed in 1639. The hall was originally built around a central quadrangle, but the other wings making up that space are no longer present. Drawing on the earliest description of the house, from 1380, the Salford City Council describes how it comprised “a hall, five chambers, a kitchen and a chapel”. The Star Chamber, which takes its name from the lead stars on its ceiling, leads off the Great Hall; it and the solar above – a private upper room that would have contained a bed – are the oldest remaining parts of the hall.
It is thought to have underground passages leading from the hall into Manchester. One, running under the River Irwell to the Hanging Bridge Hotel at the northern end of Deansgate, was described in 1900, following the rediscovery of the Hanging Bridge after it had been buried for 200 years:
"…I was shown a door in Hanging Bridge Hotel cellar where the arches could be seen and a door made up… it was the entrance to an underground passage under the Irwell, possibly to Ordsall Hall… the owner had not traversed the passage himself, but the previous owner had, but had to turn back because of bad smells." -- Letter to the Manchester Guardian, April 1900.
History also states that the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was planned by Guy Fawkes in Ordsall Hall’s Star Chamber. Guy Fawkes is supposed to have escaped capture by way of a tunnel from Ordsall Hall to an inn at the cathedral end of Hanging Bridge, at the northern end of present-day Deansgate. There is no firm supporting evidence, but the legend is remembered in the name of the modern road that runs to the east of the hall, namely Guy Fawkes Street.
Like many old buildings, Ordsall Hall has lots of stories of hauntings. The White Lady who is said to appear in the Great Hall or Star Chamber is popularly believed to be Margaret Radclyffe, who died of a broken heart in 1599 following the death at sea of her twin, Alexander. There are webcams overseeing the areas that are said to be the most haunted and it was visited by Most Haunted back in 2005. What will we witness and learn when we visit this incredible location.
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Friday, 26 March, 2021 at 8:00 PM
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