Heskin Hall is located in Chorley, Lancashire in England.
The hall first started being built in the mid 15th century.
It was shown to be the largest property on the manor by the Hearth Tax in 1666 with 15 hearths.
In 1556 Richard Molyneux bought Heskin Hall. The hall then stayed in the Molyneux family for 183 years until 1739 when it became part of the Mawdsley Estates.
Five years later in 1744 the hall was sold to a very wealthy man named Alexander Kershaw. Although Alexander never married he had three children named Edward Newman Kershaw, John Copper and James Kershaw. When Alexander died in 1788 his son Edward inherited the hall.
Edward also died without being married so the hall was passed on to his brother John. John had no legitimate children so when he died there was a huge legal dispute as to who was entitled to the hall. Alexander’s sister Mary had a son named Scott Kershaw who eventually won the rights to Heskin Hall.
During the 1960′s Heskin Hall was occupied as a home for the last time by a couple named Lord & Lady Lilford. In 1969 Lord and Lady Lilford divorced and Lady Lilford got Heskin Hall as part of the settlement.
Heskin Hall has since been used as a college and a training centre for a double glazing firm.
Today Heskin Hall is used as a wedding venue.
Reported Paranormal Activity
During the Civil War Parliamentary troops seized the house and captured a priest who was hiding there. The family who lived in the house during this time were Catholic.
The Priest betrayed the family he had been staying with, by telling the parliamentarians that he was on their side and was not Catholic. He said he would prove this by hanging the youngest daughter of the family from a beam in the house. The officer in charge of the troops agreed to this and the priest did exactly as he promised he would do.
This backfired on the cowardly priest however as the troops were not fooled by him and hung him with the same piece of rope from the beam from which he murdered the poor girl.
Visitors of Heskin Hall have reported seeing the ghosts of the young girl who was murdered and the cowardly priest wandering the hall and in the Scarlett bedroom.