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The Judge’s Lodgings Ghost Hunt, Presteigne, Welsh Border – Saturday 15th December 2018

£47.00

Date: Saturday 15th December 2018
Time: 8pm – 2am
Where: Broad St, Presteigne LD8 2AD

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Location Details
Sitting on the English/Welsh border, this intriguing and fascinating building is rarely investigated, yet makes for a fascinating ghost hunt experience.

The main lighting source at this location is provided by oil and gas light, just like it would have been in it’s original working state. The distinct smell of the oil and gas burning is unusual to our modern day life style and along with the constant flickering of flame light gives you an insight into what life would have been like to anyone that worked/lived on these premises.

The main lighting source at this location is provided by oil and gas light, just like it would have been in it’s original working state. The distinct smell of the oil and gas burning is unusual to our modern day life style and along with the constant flickering of flame light gives you an insight into what life would have been like to anyone that worked/lived on these premises.

It is beautifully atmospheric and for a moment you feel like you have been transported back in time – will this bring you closer to the spirits that have passed? Join Haunted Houses at this unique and special location for a night of ghost hunting you won’t forget!

The border town of Presteigne changed forever in the 1530’s with the murder of a judge in Rhayader; it was then no longer classed as a safe enough town for eminent men to stay so in 1542 Presteigne was chosen as a suitable alternative. It then began its life as the legal seat of Radnorshire that lasted for more than 400 years.

The History
In the early 1800’s the town was thriving in its legal role for the county. Due to the old Shire Hall being on the brink of collapse, in 1826 Edward Haycock was commissioned to be the architect for the new buildings. The old gaol was demolished and a new one built, however, it wasn’t until 1829 that the lodging rooms were furnished and the Judge’s lodging deemed complete.

On 24th August the first Great Session began, a horse thief was sentenced to death and a man who stole clothing from his employer was sentenced to 14 years transportation. As you can see the punishment was harsh in those days, as was life itself!

The grand building has had many uses over the years. In 1834 it was decided that the Judge’s apartments should be rented out when not in use. The 1860’s saw lectures, brass band concerts, a military mess and fancy dress balls were held which continued into the 20th century. It was even the local museum and library. However, it was not until 1970 that the building bid a fond farewell to the judges and the lesser criminal matters were dealt with by the magistrates.

Try to imagine the household how it appeared back in the day. The servants bustling through the house, the stress the judge’s had to endure whilst contemplating a conviction, people wandering through the night with just an oil lamp or candle to light their way. Maybe the flicker of light you see in the distance isn’t another person’s torch but the light from the candle of a judge wandering the house or a member of staff continuing on with their housework.

You can imagine the amount of people to pass through this building within its many uses; it is quite possible that some of their spirits still remain behind today! Maybe even the architect due to his love for his work still roams these rooms or the Judge committed to his job making sure that justice is served!

The building reopened on 24th May 1997 and the apartments have been stunningly restored and many original features are still intact, when the attics were checked it appeared the housekeepers never threw anything away. They were full of furniture, glassware, silverware and portraits. Could some of these objects be holding the spirit of past residents or staff within the house? People often attach themselves to objects.

What is Included
– Work in small and personal groups
– Take part in activities such as glass divination, ouija boards and table tipping
– Full use of our ghost hunting equipment such as EMF devices, EVP recorders and Spirit Boxes
– The chance to conduct a lone vigil for the very brave
– Hot and cold drinks and light snacks available throughout the night included in the cost
– A friendly and experienced team of Investigators and mediums giving help and guidance
– Qualified first aider present on a fully insured event
– Access to all areas of the building made available to us

Event Date

December 2018

Event Location

Mid Wales


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