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Stanley Palace Chester Ghost Hunts 

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Many believe this 16th century Tudor building is home to many ghosts; staff and visitors at this location have seen ghostly figures a female dressed in period clothing; many believe this to be Peter Warburton’s daughter, who inherited the house in 1621, she is said to roam the hallways here. There have been disembodied footsteps captured on night vision camcorders along with the sound of a piano playing when the building is empty. There have been numerous reports of ghostly dark hooded figures on the grand staircase (many believe this is one of the former monks). The Sound of someone pacing up and down the gallery is often heard when there is no actual person there. There have also been many reports of small children heard running and laughing throughout this building. Can you brave the evening inside Chester`s most haunted building?

Stanley Palace is a stunning 16th Century Tudor building that is said to be one of the most haunted locations in Chester, built-in 1591 over the former Black Friary; There have been many reports of Ghostly sightings (many believe this is the daughter (Elizabeth) of Sir Peter Warburton) Over the many years there have been numerous reports of unexplained happenings and activity. The sound of doors has been heard opening when nobody is present. Strange unexplained sweet perfume smells appear from nowhere, loud thuds, drastic temperature changes, and many people witness a strange presence on the main staircase. These are just some of the strange happenings here. Dare you join the Paranormal Eye Team as we unlock Stanley Palace and invite you to delve into the unknown secrets of this building.

History of Stanley Palace 

Stanley Palace, formerly known as ‘Derby House,’ is a 16th-century building previously occupied by the Dominican Friars (The ‘Black Friars’) in medieval times.

It was built for a knight called Peter Warburton, a Chester Lawyer who became a sergeant-at-law and MP for Chester, a county finance manager, and a judge.

The house was passed to his daughter Elizabeth in 1621. She married Sir Thomas Stanley, who gave his name to the house.

It is known that Hesketh, a sporting gentleman, who held parties for the race-goers, once occupied the house before it deteriorated and became ‘three shabby cottages. The cottages passed from owner to owner, and in 1866 the Americans wished to transport the house to the USA, but Chester Archaeological Society blocked this.

In 1889, Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, came to the rescue by buying it for the community. In 1911 it opened as a museum, and the three cottages merged to form one house again. Tunnels were found under a trap door that led to Chester Castle and the Watergate.

Finally, in 1928 the 17th Earl of Derby passed the house over to Chester City Council on a 999-year lease. The north wing was rebuilt in 1935

The house is timber-framed on an ashlar sandstone plinth in two stories. The south wall is brick, and the roofs are slate. There are four gables on the east face and three on the north face, which overlooks the street. There is a door on the east front and mullioned windows on both faces on the ground floor. The upper story is jettied with a moulded Bessemer. A ten-light mullioned and transformed window in each bay of the upper level on both fronts, each containing leaded lights. Below and to the sides of these windows are panels, most of which are decorated. In the gables are wavy herringbone struts. At the top of each roof is a finial.

This Event Includes 

 Working in small groups, participating in Ouija/spirit board sessions, Evp Sessions, Table tipping, seances, and many other techniques.

Tea/coffee and light snacks throughout the evening.

Please remember to wear suitable footwear as this location has a lot of stairs and very uneven floors.


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