Graseley Old Hall
"the house that cries"
Friday 8th March 2019
8pm - 1am
limited to 15 places so booking
early is advised
1485 is the date generally given the Graseley Old Hall, however a plaque dated 1377 can be seen within the old wattle and daub wall, and it is almost certain that the house stood at least 50 years prior to that, as it was recorded that Geoffrey De Graseley had to pay a subsidy to Kind Edward II towards the Scottish War.
The first known owner is believed to have been Nicholas Rydley, a wool merchant from Calais. The Hall remained with his descendants until the middle of the 17th Century when a gentleman named Walter Rotton was forced to sell the property to one of Oliver Cromwells Justices of the Peace in order to pay off gambling debts, whilst Charles II was on the run.
Later, in the 19th century it became the home of the Mayor of the Borough Moses Ironmonger. As he was a friend of the inventor Alexander Graham Bell, Ironmonger installed the first public telephone line installed in the district; a link between Graseley Old Hall and his factory on the corer of Salop and Cock Street.
In 1957 the hall was awarded Grade II listed status after MP Enoch Powell petitioned for it.
Today as you walk around the creaking floors, into sloping beamed rooms you can catch glimpses of the old wattle and daub and also of rare medieval frescos painted on original timbers.
Strange pools of water which appear in the main hall then disappear with no traceable source. When timber beams above are inspected they are found to be dry.
Poltergeist activity. This was first reported in the latest 1940s when Reverend Pearce, Chaplain of the Royal Wolverhampton School lived at the Old Hal. When his children reached their teens, they began experiencing moving objects, something which apparently continued until they moved out.
Psychic Mediums who visit Graseley seem particularly affected by the energy the property holds, and several have reported sickness, severe headaches and a sense of unease.
Paranormal groups who have visited have reported being physically touched in certain rooms, cold spots and EVP recordings being captured.
Join us as we explore "the house that cries"
VIGILS IN THE DARK
This event is limited to just 15 people ensuring no overcrowding and plenty of time to explore