Author: Paul Griffiths

Salmesbury Hall

Salmesbury Hall






Description: Ancient hall at one time used as an inn and school, now preserved by local trustees. The original building was constructed in 1325. History: – The first Hall was built by the D’Ewyas...

Ordsall Hall

Ordsall Hall






Description: This once moated Hall dates back 820 years. The name Ordsall appears in print in 1177 as ‘Ordeshala’. There was probably a house at Ordsall by 1251 when William de Ferrers, Earl of...

Most Haunted Live Halloween 2004 : Pendle Hill

Most Haunted Live Halloween 2004 : Pendle Hill






Night One : Lower Well Head Farm, Bull Hole Farm, Tynedale Farm Night Two : Waddow Hall History The relatively undiscovered region known as Pendle takes its name from Pendle Hill, which can be...

The Chough Hotel

The Chough Hotel






Description: Hotel named after a famous Crow-type of Cornish bird. No one knows exactly when the hostelry was built but it’s believed to date back to the mid-1600s, as there is a fireplace which...

Old Hall Hotel, Sandbach

Old Hall Hotel, Sandbach






The Old Hall Hotel Sandbach, is a near perfect example of genuine Elizabethan architecture, built from original wattle & daub, and was probably one of the last genuine black and white buildings to be...

Black Swan Hotel, Devizes, Wiltshire

Black Swan Hotel, Devizes, Wiltshire






Description: Former pub, now a hotel. The current building was built in 1732. According to John Girven (local historian) the cellars date back to the 1600’s when a previous pub known as the Nags...

Kasteel Ammersoyen

Kasteel Ammersoyen






Description: In 1350 Dirk van Herlaer ordered Castle Ammersoyen to be built along a branch of the river Maas. Contrary to other medieval castles, Castle Ammersoyen was built according to a fixed plan. Four...

Kasteel Doorwerth

Kasteel Doorwerth






Description: Ancient castle located on the border of the Rhine. It was a centre of power, government, and administration of justice. In 1260 there was a wooden fortress on the site, which was destroyed...

Castle Leslie

Castle Leslie






Description: Private castle now owned by descendants of the original Leslie clan. The castle was bought in 1655 by the Bishop of Clogher John Leslie but was added to and rebuilt in 1878. http://www.castleleslie.com/...

Kinnitty Castle, County Offal

Kinnitty Castle, County Offal






Description: Former ancient castle, now 37-room luxury hotel Era: ” The first Castle at Kinnitty was destroyed in 1209 and was later rebuilt by the Normans in 1213. http://www.kinnittycastle.com/ History: After rebuilding the castle,...