Rufford: The Great Hall

Rufford Old Hall is a National Trust Property in Rufford, Lancashire.

Built in 1530 for Sir Robert Hesketh, only the Great Hall (pictured here) survives from the original structure.


RUFFORD: Great Hall, Lancashire, 1530, 16th century, timber tudor medieval monochrome Black&White Challenge

RUFFORD: Great Hall ©HelenBushe

Like many places in this part of Lancashire, Rufford Hall has its fair share of ghosts. It is reputedly haunted by a grey lady, by Queen Elizabeth 1 and by a man in Elizabethan clothing.  I don’t expect they’ve all been seen at the same time, though that would be quite a sight!

I must go and investigate Rufford Hall again as its only a half-hour’s drive away.


Thanks to Cee for her B&W challenge which this  week is : Things Made from Wood


paulfraser11 · 23 July 2017 at 16:10

Lovely place and picture Helen. I’m sure Yvette Fielding and her ‘Most Haunted’ ghost hunting team have been there looking for these spectres … needless to say, they didn’t show up then either 🙂

    HMB · 23 July 2017 at 16:13

    They’ll only be seen when they want to be.

Olga · 15 July 2017 at 18:15

Beautiful, ghostly look to this photo. Loved it, Helen. <3

    HMB · 15 July 2017 at 18:23

    Thanks Olga

Sally Stackhouse · 15 July 2017 at 16:46

I love all the historical places.

    HMB · 15 July 2017 at 16:47

    You’d love this one then, Sally. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Cee Neuner · 14 July 2017 at 17:52

Ghosts always add intrigue and mystery to a photo. 😀

    HMB · 14 July 2017 at 22:19

    I’m hoping I’ll get them in the frame next time I visit,

Laurie Graves · 14 July 2017 at 13:37

A ghost story always gives a place pizzazz!

    HMB · 14 July 2017 at 13:53

    sure does. There are so many places in this neck of the woods with resident ghosts.

Amy · 13 July 2017 at 23:20

Beautiful in BnW, Helen! Scary ghost stories?

    HMB · 14 July 2017 at 13:52

hbs1991 · 13 July 2017 at 21:29

It would be nice if they would come out for you and pose for a photo session! 🙂 Otherwise all dressed up and no where to go!

    HMB · 13 July 2017 at 21:33

    Oh yes!!!!

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