Standing within its own grounds in a quiet wooded part of the park, the Old Hall has a special atmosphere created by time, place and people. Nearby is the disappeared Tatton village whose humps and hollows show where houses once stood and where centuries of tramping feet have hollowed out ancient roadways - an area of archaeological and historical importance
in the Northwest of England. Built at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries,
the single story great hall, dimly lit by tallow candle and flickering fire still retains the shadowy atmosphere of Tudor times. Tatton Old Hall was built as a manor house be either the Stanley family or perhaps by Sir Richard Breeton. In either case; come 1585 a two-story wing had been added to the original house by Sir Thomas Egerton who was Lord Chancellor of England. The hall's later cross wing reflects the more comfortable early times of the Egerton's 350 year long ownership. As the fortunes and status of the building changed it was turned into cottages for estate workers. There are no barriers and visitors can walk through rooms just as if they were real visitors to the families who have lived there, creating an intimacy seldom found in other historic places.
Reputedly haunted, the hall can cause a shiver down the backs of some people.
Does Tatton Old Hall have a history of murder, suicide and death? There are certainly many reports of ghosts, spirits and hauntings.
Feelings of not being alone are all too often. The building is said to be haunted by a number of female spirits. However, the most powerful entity .
In the old hall is believed by man to be a gamekeeper called Tom. Tom, once a poacher, is often described as “nasty”, “mean” and drunk. He is said to torment female visitors to the hall.
One of the most common reports is of a ghostly woman – known as The matriarch – who wanders Tatton, followed by the spirit of a young girl.
In the spinning room visitors have recalled the sound of crying or a woman sobbing.
A number of other exciting things took place including the sighting of dark shadows crossing the various rooms, highly active movement in table tipping experiments and flashing lights which could not be accounted for.
Your event will include
* An overnight investigation with the Prestige Paranormal investigation team
* Vigils, Séances and experiments
* Brief demonstration on the use of the scientific equipment
* Use of the equipment during vigils throughout the night
* Refreshments and snacks all included
* A short session at the end to discuss any paranormal activity