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York Ghost Nights, York Guildhall Ghost Hunts

York Guildhall | York Ghost Hunts 

York Guildhall Ghost Hunts / York Ghost Hunts / Overnight Ghost Hunts 

York Guildhall Ghost Hunts with Paranormal Eye UK 

Have you got what it takes to be part of an overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Guildhall? The York Guildhall was once used as a Court of Justice for the infamous trial of Margaret Clitherow - who was put on trial for practising Catholicism in 1586. However, dating back to the 15th Century, built on top of a previous building which dates back to1256. York is said to be one of the most haunted cities in the Uk. Riffed with paranormal encounters, this is an absolute must for anyone wanting to be part of a ghost hunting experience. With its vast history, it’s no wonder this location has so many hauntings. There are said to have been reported sightings of the full apparition of a spirit man whose loud ghostly footsteps have been heard in various parts of the building. The many visitors have also reported mutterings and whispering spirit voices to this location – as you can see, this is simply one night not to be missed – join us in the darkness as we spend the night investigating York’s most haunted building! Face your fears and be a part of this ghost hunting night!

The History Of York Guildhall 

The Guildhall has been around for a large part of York's history. The current hall dates from the 15th century, but it is built on the site of an earlier "common hall", which was referred to in a charter in 1256.

The hall was built in 1445 for the 'Guild of St Christopher and St George and the Corporation, the cost being divided equally between them. The accounts still exist and include a record of 3 pence given to the workers to celebrate the laying of the foundations. A council meeting was recorded there in May of 1459.

The whole site was taken over by the city corporation in 1549. Council meetings are still held on the site, now in the rather grand Victorian Council Chamber completed in 1891.

When meetings weren't taking place, the hall was put to use. It was sometimes a Court of Justice, including for the infamous trial of Margaret Clitherow for practising Catholicism in 1586. She was put to death for refusing to accept the jurisdiction of the Court.

In 1647, at the height of the Civil War, the Parliamentarians agreed to pay a ransom of £200,000 to the Scots to hand over Charles I. This vast sum is thought to have been counted out in the security of the Guildhall.

The Second World War directly impacted the hall; German bombs severely damaged it during the so-called Baedeker Raid of 1942. Ironically the Guildhall had been in the process of restoration at the time. It was 18 years before the stone shell of the building was restored, complete with a modern stained glass window, and re-opened by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on 21 June 1960.


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