According to Watson in his History of Halifax, Kershaw House was erected by the Midgleys of Midgley in 1650 adding that 'at one time a family of some repute here bearing arms'.30 The house stands on the site first mentioned in the Wakefield Manor Court Rolls of 1307 when it was known as Kirkshaugh ['Kirkshaw']
The later Kershaw House built on the same site was was built by the Midgley family in 1650.27 [Though some say 1605] There are two double story porches one with a rose window above and another with a priest hole a secret chamber often used in houses of this age which was built as a hiding place for Catholic priests after they had been proscribed or banned by Henry VIII.
The rose window was added in 1650 by Thomas Murgatroyd and his wife Anne who left their initials carved in stone beneath the window.
Legend has it that the two most famous sightings are two nuns who were hung, beheaded and then drawn and quatered here can be seen each year riding in a carriage up the hill to the house! Other sightings are of Children who happily interact with visitors to the Inn, especially around the pool table! Cold blasts of air, uneasy feelings, and sence of dread are common too.
Dare you join us on a mission to solve the mystery of why these nuns were treated in such a way and why the children simply refuse to move on?
Your night will begin with a brief welcome meeting by Chris Conway, which will be followed by a walk around the building showing you the areas we will be using. Then before we start our vigils we will have a quick break allowing guests to have a quick cuppa and cigarette. Please note our vigils are carried out in the dark so you may need to bring a torch.
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