Yorkshire , United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 07, 2012 -- This Jacobean mansion would make the ideal setting for a horror movie with it's dark past of tales of mistreatment, abuse, suicides and death.. Set in a remote location on the outskirts of Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in which it is surrounded by 40 acres of windswept moor land and built in the 17th century Redworth Hall is now a listed building.
Many ghost stories and sightings have been reported and documented over the years and featured in many Ghost books. The most famous being that of the cruelty of Redworth's 18th century landowner, Lord Surtees, who was so cruel towards his mentally ill child he kept the child chained to the fireplace and whose cries of anguish can still be heard to this day.
Another local tale is about the story of the Peer's affair with his scullery maid, who is said to have committed suicide by throwing herself down the staircase when the Peers wife discovered she was pregnant. Their have been reports of strange dark shadows that are said to fleet from room to room and then disappear, bizarre tapping and bangings have also been heard in this Jacobean mansion.
The Surtees family lived at Redworth until the death in 1955 of Henry SB Surtees high sherrif in 1929. The Hall then became a residential school before finally being transformed into this luxurious hotel.There is also the story of Lady Catherine who committed suicide over 200 years ago by throwing herself from the tower, come along and join Simply Ghost Nights as we attempt to discover why did Lady Catherine commit suicide, be part of the Simply Ghost Nights and see if we can find the answer to all these ghostly tales on a paranormal investigation at Redworth Hall.
Come and join us on our maiden voyage to this grand building set in County Durham where we have access to most areas including the eerie cellers and air raid shelter.