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Strelley Hall Ghost Hunt on Saturday 20th April 2019
Earliest Saxon times
A few hundred metres South of Strelley Hall there is a sharp bend in Main Street. This is known now as Motts Corner. Near the corner are the remains of some Motts which is an old word meaning moat.
It is believed that there was a Saxon building within the Motts which would probably have been on stilts and made of wood. The building itself seems to have completely disappeared. In Tudor times most of the original Strelley Hall fell down and was not repaired during Tudor times. There is little record of what happened during this time. During the archaeological dig in 2006/7 it became apparent from the layers of waste that there was probably a major fire at the end of the medieval period.
Strelley Hall changes hands in 1678 Nicholas Strelley was the owner of Strelley at this time but he gambled it away and eventually the Hall and estates passed to Ralph Edge, a lawyer. There is a family tree kept near to the Castle Room which shows the generations of Strelleys from the time when they took the estate around 1200 through the period when they lost the estates in 1678 to the present day. The first Strelley Hall and medieval remains it is believed that this was erected about 1200 AD. Pevsner says there was a medieval tower which is now incorporated into the modern Strelley Hall forming the Castle Room, the Castle bedroom above it and just a little of the half-window room above that. There is also a medieval cellar below the Castle Room. The Gate Lodge has some medieval walls, particularly those abutting the road. The formation of the walls is similar to the Church and therefore may have been constructed at a similar time. At the North end of the car park at the front of the main building is an underground room known as The Dungeon. Although it was used as a dungeon to imprison poachers even in the 20th century, it was almost certainly constructed as a cellar and the nature of the stonework suggests it was contemporary with the other medieval parts of the building.
SO WHY NOT JOIN US IN VENTURING BACK IN TIME TO SEE WHAT THIS ELDERLY BUILDING WILL UNCOVER?
YOUR TICKET PRICE INCLUDES:
- TEA, COFFEE & BISCUITS ( CANS OF DRINK SOLD AT AN EXTRA COST)
- FULL USE OF THE TEAMS EQUIPMENT WITH THE EXPERIENCED TEAM MEMBERS AT YOUR SIDE TO GUIDE YOU
- LONE VIGILS IF YOU DARE
-YOU WILL BE INVESTIGATING IN SMALL GROUPS TO BETTER ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE
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