Ghost Hunt Stoke Rochford Hall | Grantham | Lincolnshire
Event Price | £39.00 per person
Event Date | Friday 28th September 2018
Event Time | 9.00pm – 3.00am
Deposit Option Available
Exclusive location to Haunted Evenings!
Ghost Hunt Stoke Rochford Hall
A unique opportunity to spend the night investigating this beyond stunning former Victorian residence, brand new to the paranormal field for 2018 and exclusive to Haunted Evenings Events! As well as having the chance to investigate many of the grand public rooms upstairs, including the library and Turnor Room, you will have access to an abundance of areas that have NEVER been seen by the public, including the eerie “Chapel Passage” with it’s several vaulted rooms off a dark corridor – one with a fireplace and another with a mysterious ominous looking door! If that wasn’t enough, guests will have the opportunity to enter the usually out of bounds basement that lies beneath the Orangery, once the bakery for the property. For the absolute brave, a chance to explore the disused service tunnels which are pitch black and very foreboding, you may think twice to wanting to spend time in there, bewarned, there are bats in residence! Close to the service tunnel entrance is the catacombs, a disused bar area that has a very depressive uneasy feel.
Above ground, you will have the opportunity to investigate the office areas not accessible to the general public. It is this area of the building that was used by nursing staff when Stoke Rochford Hall was used as a military base during WWII. There’s a room which was once the formal dining room when it was a private residence and an opportunity to investigate one of the bedrooms in the eaves where disembodied voices have been heard along with items unexplainably being moved.
With several other rooms up for investigation including the library, the Turnor room and the old hotel staff room where many staff felt uneasy, you will be hard pushed to cover this phenomenal location all in one night. Armed with all the very latest paranormal equipment, you will have the opportunity to try your hand at an array of ghost hunting experiments, from traditional vigils to high tech ghost adventurers style investigating! …..The question is, are you up to the challenge of discovering which of those areas are the most haunted?!
History behind Stoke Rochford Hall
The estate in which Stoke Rochford Hall now stands has had recorded ownership / dwellings on site dating back as far as the 14th Century. The current Hall is the third home to be built in succession by the Turnor family, with previous dwellings being built in 1665 and 1774. In 1794 the former Turnor home was demolished and in 1839 plans were drawn up, by famous architect William Burn, which led to the design and construction of the magnificent Grade I Hall that stands firmly today.
By World War II the house was taken over by the war department, serving as the headquarters for the Second Battalion of the Parachute Regiment for 18 months. By 1948 the Hall was taken over by Steven College and used as teacher training college before changing hands to the National Union of Teachers in 1978 who opened Stoke Rochford Hall as a National Education and Conference Centre.
In 2005 tragedy mysteriously struck the main house on Burns night when a major fire broke out, many rooms on the East side were burnt to the ground, including the most treasured Library. The Orangery survived on this side of the Hall and the main rooms restored, through a 3 year restoration project funded by English Heritage, costing over £12 million. Today the Hall is now managed by a Hotel Group and continues as a Hotel and Conference Centre.
Paranormal Activity at Stoke Rochford Hall
As you first enter the grounds of this estate down a long single track, the Hall is not yet visible, filling you with further anticipation of what you will be letting yourself in for! As Stoke Rochford Hall comes into view, it will leave you speechless, the Hall and grounds truly stunning! It’s believed near the now converted stable block within the grounds, a ghostly girl has been seen in the courtyard, believed to have been tragically killed in a coaching accident. Inside, many staff have noted that the clock near the grand staircase has often stopped working dead on 11 o’clock. It is here that it is rumoured that someone hanged themselves, does this have a connection? Up in the eaves in one of the mansion bedrooms, the service staff have occasionally been spooked by seeing a reflection of someone in a mirror, they were alone at the time. One staff member stayed over and was awoken at 2.30am to seeing a shadow under the gap of her door, outside her door she overheard a conversation stating to “light the fire and shut the shutters in the Library”, the fire nor the shutters have been in use for decades!.
What’s Included | Ghost Hunt Stoke Rochford Hall?
- A unique opportunity to investigate this never before accessible location!
- Access to areas never before seen by the public, including the Chapel Passage, Service tunnels, Orangery Basement, old wartime nurses room (now offices), as well as a former dining room, the grand library, Turnor Room, Catacombs and Mansion bedroom.
- Jam packed night of ghost hunting using different techniques, high tech equipment vigils, EVP sessions, Trigger Object Vigil, Ouija Board, Human Pendulums, Dowsing Rods.
- For the brave, a chance to go it alone!
- Full use of all the latest paranormal equipment
- Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks
- Complimentary light snacks
- First Aid Cover
- Fully Insured
As this is a functioning hotel, Guests can opt to spend the night in one of the mansion rooms at a special discounted rate of £125 per room incl breakfast. Mansion rooms are situated in the North Wing of the main building, one of the areas said to be haunted. Please call the Hotel directly to enjoy this special tariff offered to Haunted Evenings guests. Other rooms (adjacent to the main building) are available on request, rates vary and start from *£72 per room *correct at time of listing.
Please call the Stoke Rochford Hall hotel reception on 01476 530 337 quoting Haunted Evenings
PLEASE NOTE, TICKETS FOR THE GHOST HUNT ARE ONLY AVAILABLE VIA HAUNTED EVENINGS. Please do not contact the hotel directly.
Friday 28th September 2018
Event times | 9.00pm-03.00am
Arrival times | From 8.45pm
What happens after I’ve booked my place?
You will receive an order confirmation email once you have successfully placed your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. On receiving your order you will be automatically added to our guest list. Closer to your event date, you’ll be able to access all welcome information about your event from the “YOUR EVENT” tab from the main menu. This will give you all the information you will need for your night to come, including check in procedures, where to park, when to arrive and what to bring/wear. If your event is a few weeks away, please keep checking the Your Event tab closer to your event date. Most general information,( google map, arrival times) can be found on the product listing in the meantime.
Ghost Hunt Stoke Rochford Hall
Ghost Hunt Stoke Rochford Hall : Haunted Evenings are proud to have been given exclusive overnight access to this Grand country hotel in Lincolnshire. Crying out to be investigated, this new location for 2018 is an exciting opportunity to explore and ghost hunt at one of the UK’s most finest Victorian Mansions. Furthermore, guests who book to attend one of our ghost hunts here will be given exclusive access to areas of the building that have NEVER been seen before by members of the public. This location is vast and a ghost hunters dream! With 3 separate underground areas to investigate, let alone all the above ground rooms, you will be guaranteed to be split off into scarily small group numbers!
Your night will start off in the magnificent library before being briefed on the history and the itinery for the evening. All Haunted Evenings guests will have the opportunity to ghost hunt down in the catacomb whilst the brave in their group will be given the option to spend time in the pitch black damp and damn right eerie service tunnels. Elsewhere, your fellow investigators will be investigating a bedroom up in the eaves where staff and hotel guests have reported strange goings on, whilst another will be off investigating the basements underneath the Orangery. Other areas to investigate will be the former dining room and the grand Turnor Room and Library. There’s also the old offices which have strong links to nurses who were stationed here during the war. There’s still rooms we’ve missed out for fear we may not have time to cover them all in one Haunted Evening!
We are excited and privileged to being the only company allowed to investigate here and we recommend booking quickly as places are sure to be snapped up!
The team had a very special Friday night, hosting the first ghost hunting investigation to ever take place at the beyond stunning Stoke Rochford Hall, an exclusive location to Haunted Evenings…….
A full house of guests were welcomed into the Orangery for introductions before being split down into 4 main areas, the Orangery Basement, Old Catacomb with service tunnel, chapel passage and the William Burns suite, once a staff room that no staff liked spending time in! It is here that a gentleman spirit was picked up on, muffled voices were captured and ceiling lights flickered during a dowsing rod experiment.
Down in the chapel passage, a couple of guests reported seeing a shadow move across the doorway, later in the same area, EMF devices spiked giving us activity we couldn’t debunk.
Down in the old Orangery Basements, once the bakery for the Hall, Ouija boards were set up and personal messages came through for numerous groups.
One of the highlights was an almighty bang down in the catacomb, probably for now, the creepiest area of the building to be investigated. The bang was so loud and came from the old bar area. Despite trying to replicate the noise, this couldn’t be debunked. At the time everyone was accounted for and stood together in a circle. Most unnerving!
Thanks to all the wonderful guests who came to investigate on Friday! Always a mission when entering the unknown and everyone took on the challenge to see what Hauntings this magnificent Hall has to offer. Stoke Rochford did not disappoint and we are so excited to be returning in April for our next sold out event.
Thanks to all the staff who came out in force to make this massive location a success, all inputting to the night with various experiments and techniques!
Thanks for the feedback Guys!…..
“Thankyou…amazing building and thoroughly enjoyed our first event with yourselves…( but not our first ghost hunt) well organised and friendly staff…looking forwards to more and certainly here again …if you return after April. “
M.Lowe 11.02.18 Source:Facebook
“Thanks to everyone on the team. It was a well organised and fantastic night and we’re looking forward to going on another one!”
S.Marr 11.02.18 Source:Facebook
“Another amazing night with the haunted evenings crew x”
T.Cain 11.02.18 Source:Facebook