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Ryecroft Hall Ghost Hunts 

Ryecroft Hall in Manchester has seen some frightening paranormal activity on ghost hunts, and many staff working here have also witnessed , objects being moved and knocked over by unforeseen hands , dark shadowy figures moving around and the sounds of disembodied voices coming from locked off empty rooms This former hospital has an old mortuary area deep below the house itself, many people have heard what can only be described as distant screams and groans coming from within this area. On previous ghost hunts here guests and team have experienced vast amounts of paranormal activity. Guests have refused to enter to upper part of this location as they have felt a very strong sensation of being grabbed around the neck. ghost hunts here at Ryecroft hall can be very terrifying experience.

With a reputation for its paranormal activity , reports of apparitions walking from room to room. A childlike figure in Victorian clothing is often seen on the main staircase and is believed to be that of a young girl known to have fallen to her death there. Other apparitions have included Soldiers, a young woman , a First world War Nurse and a woman in a long dark dress. Also, unexplained smells have appeared from nowhere, extreme drops in temperature have been felt, bells have rung and items have even been thrown. Are you ready to enter Ryecroft Hall on this overnight ghost hunt ? 

History of Ryecroft Hall 

Ryecroft Hall was built in 1849 by James Buckley, a wealthy family man who owned the Cotton Mills at Ryecroft. The Hall took several years to build, with all the necessary comforts of a Victorian gentleman; a library, large dining room, study, billiard room, ball room as well as sitting rooms bedrooms and servants quarters. The outbuildings had stables and coach houses. Many of the rooms still have the original wood panelling and very ornate ceilings which are still in existence.

James Buckley and his brother Abel were cotton manufacturers owning Ryecroft and Oxford Road Mills near St Peter’s church Ashton, the Buckley’s were a very rich family, and as you look around Ryecroft Hall you will see James intended to live in some style. The Hall took several years to build, with all the necessary comforts of a Victorian gentleman; a library, large dining room, study, billiard room, ball room as well as sitting rooms bedrooms and servants quarters. The outbuildings had stables and coach houses. Many of the rooms still have the original wood paneling and very ornate ceilings which are still in existence.

James Buckley had died in 1851 with the hall still unfinished and it was inherited by his son also a James, who then sold it to his brother William Smith Buckley who lived in the luxury of the hall until his death in 1877. In 1885 the hall was passed on to Abel Buckley, William’s cousin. (Another Abel!) Abel lived at Ryecroft Hall for 22 years, he was an extremely rich man having interests in collieries, hotels and banks as well as retaining interests in cotton mills the start of his wealth. He was a Congregationalist and gave large amounts of money for the building of the Albion Chapel in Ashton. (Was it built to be taller than the nearby Parish church, there was a lot of religious rivalry in the nineteenth century)

This Event Includes 

Access to this eerie location after dark

A guided tour with brief history of the location

Working in Small Groups, Using array of different equipment and techniques 

Spiritual Medium during the investigation

Complimentary Tea, Coffee,

Complimentary light snacks


Please remember to bring your torch as these are required at all our events. Please remember to wear suitable footwear as this location has a lot of stairs and very uneven floors.

This Location is not suitable for people with walking and mobility issues.

Ryecroft Hall Ghost Hunt 

Saturday 5th March 2022 9pm till 2.00am 

Only £45.00 Per Person 

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Ryecroft Hall Ghost Hunt 

Saturday 15th October 2022 9pm till 2.00am 

Only £45.00 Per Person 

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Please Note:

Before booking this event please read the following as per our terms and conditions that are agreed at the point of sale.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of any circumstances.

When you make a booking with us it is entirely your responsibility to ensure that you are able to make the event date that you have booked, as Paranormal eye cannot offer a refund or transfer your places onto another event date if you or any of your party are unable to attend.

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