Brief History of Nunnington Hall

There’s been a residence on this plot since the early 13th century. The main appearance of Nunnington Hall you see today is the remainder of the country house that was renovated and built upon during the 17th and 18th centuries. There were also major changes to them during the 1920s by architect, Walter Brierly. The vast amount of work to the castle you see today was carried out in the 1680s by then-owner, Richard Graham, 1st Viscount Preston.

Margaret Fife, the inheritor from the previous owners, the Rutland family, renovated and enlarged the hall in the 1920s, making it an ideal family home. In 1946, Mrs Fife bequeathed the hall to the National Trust. Her daughter Susan Clive, remained a tenant along with her family, until 1978. Today the National Trust are the owners, conserving the building whilst running it as a year-round visitor attraction.

Nunnington Hall Ghosts

Nunnington Hall is believed to be haunted by the ghost of Lady Nunnington, whose dress is heard dragging up and down the staircase. When the sound is investigated it tends to stop. Doors are known to open and slam shut in the dead of night, with no explanation, and the sounds of weeping have been heard throughout the night.

Nunnington is reportedly active throughout, with sounds of children whispering even coming from the attic!

In the panelled room, a dark shapeless mass has been seen, entering the room through a wall, slowly moving over the bed and out of the room through the window. The sound of a terrified scream has also been heard coming from this room. The door has also been known to open and slam shut.

In some of the ground floor rooms, people have often heard the sounds of a party going on, but upon investigation, the sounds can’t be heard. Again, children’s voices have been heard, and books have also been known to fly across the room by an unseen force.

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