Chingle Hall is reportedly Britain’s most haunted house and is also Britain’s oldest inhabited “Brick” house. I actually grew up very close to Chingle Hall and the place was surrounded with spooky childhood tales, so it made perfect sense to start my quest to catalog all of the UK’s most haunted locations right here.
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Chingle hall was built in 1260 by Adam de Singleton, at the time it was know as Singleton hall. Since then it has passed through various families including the Walls.
John Wall who was born in the Hall in the 17th century was hanged for heresy in 1679. His head was taken to France but is believed to have been brought back and buried in the grounds.
It is said that if his head is found that the hauntings will stop.
Chingle Hall Hauntings
The room considered to be most haunted is Eleanor’s room which belonged to Eleanor Singleton. Reportedly she was kept captive there for 12 years and was murdered there at the age of 20. Visitors experience a feeling of sadness in this room and some also smell lavende. On some occasions visitors have felt tugs at their clothing and some have even fainted.
During January of 1996 the Northern Anomalies Research Organisation investigated Chingle Hall. During the visit a member of the group captured two photographs of a blue light which appeared near the ceiling. The light was witnessed by a several people in the house. Tape recorders were used in an investigation and sounds were heard within the Priest’s Room.
The sound of bricks being moved was heard by a visitor in the priest’s room in 1985. The sound originated in the priest’s hiding hole and on investigation the visitor saw part of a hand moving one of the bricks. As he watched, the hand disappeared. Later bricks were found on the chapel floor.
Inside the Chapel there are also number of wooden beams running across the ceiling. The beams have strange symbols on them and when scientifically examined, they were found to have a high salt content, and to be much older than the house. In the 1970′s one of the beams spontaneously caught fire and just as quickly as it had started it inexplicably extinguished itself.