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Speke Hall

A desirable residence to the south of Liverpool, convenient for the airport, being located at the end of the runway of Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Built in traditional Elisabethan style, started in 1490 and completed in 1598, with monor additions only in the following years. For many years it was owned by the Norris, or Norreys, family, a family of great renown in the area.

Now owned by the National Trust it is one of the great Black and White buildings surviving from Elisabethan times.

Reputed to be haunted, there have been a number of sightings, people have heard the sound of children crying during the night. Haunted bedrooms and a room that hid illegal priests not to mention two apparitions are also to be found. There are ghost tours of the hall for those of a strong mind.

 

Speke Hall

A desirable residence to the south of Liverpool, convenient for the airport, being located at the end of the runway of Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Built in traditional Elisabethan style, started in 1490 and completed in 1598, with monor additions only in the following years. For many years it was owned by the Norris, or Norreys, family, a family of great renown in the area.

Now owned by the National Trust it is one of the great Black and White buildings surviving from Elisabethan times.

Reputed to be haunted, there have been a number of sightings, people have heard the sound of children crying during the night. Haunted bedrooms and a room that hid illegal priests not to mention two apparitions are also to be found. There are ghost tours of the hall for those of a strong mind.

 

comments (9)

Vivid light and an interesting looking structure! Nice find, Les!
Les Auld: Thanks Martin, it is a great building.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 30 Aug 2007, 08:01
This reminds me of the Tudor house Bernie has shown from time to time, Les. More lines and angles and designs than one knows what to do with! So fascinating.

And the ghost stories surprise me! You would never tell by looking that such a structure could be so "alive" with ghosts. smile

I love how the new SC template accommodates this pic!
Les Auld: The building that Bernie has shown is Littel Morton Hall, from the same era as Speke but different in layout. Both look good, especially in sunlight.
Glad you liked it.
Lovely house !!
Les Auld: Too true, thanks Shakara.
Beautiful! Picture postcard perfect! (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, just need a stamp to complete it.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Aug 2007, 11:41
Great shot very postcard like.
Les Auld: Thanks Tracy, glad you liked it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Aug 2007, 12:04
Your exploitation of the new template is awesome.

Excellent picture and a ghost story. What the people did in those years. Imagine that you would train to become an illegal priest.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, I suppose religion was very strong in those times.
Excellent picture of a wonderful looking property
Les Auld: Thanks Christopher, appreciate the comment.
Nice vivid documentary shot. I only wish you asked permission before photographing my house. All the best, Dave
Les Auld: Must remeber next time. Great building though. Thanks Dave.
Wow that's some pile!
Les Auld: Quite an ancient pile as well, thanks Dave.

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