An EXCLUSIVE evening at this incredible Jacobean Mansion on the spookiest night of the year...what secrets will we uncover? Includes access to areas usually off-limits to the public!
In partnership with Royal Greenwich Historic Trust.
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Saturday 28th October
Charlton House was built between 1607 and 1612 for Sir Adam Newton, tutor to Henry, Prince of Wales – the eldest son of King James I.
However, Prince Henry died of typhoid fever when he was just 18, around the time the house was completed, leaving his younger brother, the future King Charles I (1600-1649) as the heir to the throne. Following Henry’s death, Newton continued to work for the royal court and resided in the house. He and his wife Kathleen are commemorated with marble monuments in St Luke’s Church just outside the grounds.
Following Newton’s death, the house was passed on to his son Sir Henry Puckering Newton (1618-1701), before it was sold to Sir William Ducie (1612-1679) in the mid-17th century, who made substantial improvements to the building. In 1680, the estate was bought by East India merchant Sir William Langhorne (1631-1715). He died without an heir so the estate was passed to his nephew Sir John Conyers (1649–1719). The Maryon-Wilson family went on to own the house from 1767 to 1923. Notable owners include Spencer Percival, the only Prime Minister to be assassinated.
During WW1 the house was used by the Red Cross as an auxiliary hospital with 18 wards and 70 beds and in 1918 was used by recovering soldiers. In total over 160 men were admitted, some tragically not surviving.
- Over the years the many occupants that have lived and passed on in this house have left a multi-layered imprint which has no doubt led to the many reports of paranormal activity in the building. Here are just a few reports:
- The Grey Lady is prolific in and around the building. She has been sighted on numerous occasions carrying what looks like a bundle of rags...could this be a baby?
- The ghost of former owner Sir William is believed to rooam the empty rooms, saddenned that he died without an heir. He has been seen and sensed by several people.
- A dark foreboding atmosphere lingers in the cellars and attics with some staff refusing point blank to go in either area alone.
- Items go missing constantly only to reappear in a completely different location.
- Footsteps, shadows and sudden unexplanable happenings are a daily occurence.
Your evening will include:
- Drinks reception hosted by the Royal Greenwich Historic Trust
- Haunted History briefing by Royal Greenwich Historic Trust
- Full Paranormal Investigation with HD Paranormal including areas usually off-limits
- Psychic Medium in attendance
- Use of ghost hunting equipment
- Traditional divination including mirror scrying, spirit boards and dowsing.
- Hot drinks and snacks
Event Times - 7pm - 1am (arrival from 6:45pm)