November 9th 2019
8:30pm - 2am
Guys Cliffe House
£39.99 Per Person
It is said that every paranormal investigator or enthusiast should try and visit Guy's Cliffe House at least once to investigate after hours. Known for being very haunted and atmospheric this location has it all from caves to a Masonic temple and ceremony room to tunnels running under the ground. Join Dark Soul events as 2019 draws to a close and the frost begins to settle at this magnificent location.
Guy's Cliffe has been occupied since Saxon times and derives its name from the legendary Guy of Warwick. Guy is supposed to have retired to a hermitage on this site, this legend led to the founding of a chantry. The chantry was established in 1423 as the Chapel of St Mary Magdelene and the rock-carved stables and storehouses still remain. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII the site passed into private hands.
The current, ruined house dates from 1751 and was started by Samuel Greatheed, a West India merchant and Member of Parliament for Coventry 1747-1761. Samuel Greatheed was one of the most prominent slave traders in the Caribbean and later received the large sum of £25,000 in compensation from the government following the abolition of the slave trade.
The estate also comprised a mill, stables, kitchen garden and land as far as Blacklow Hill.
Blacklow Hill is north-west of the house. It is the site of an ancient settlement and the location of Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall's murder.
In 1308 Edward II travelled to Boulogne to marry Isabella, leaving Piers Gaveston, a Gascon knight to act as regent. Resentment against Edward's rule and Gaveston's position of power grew, some barons began to insist Gaveston be banished. Edward could do little to prevent Gaveston being captured in 1312 under the orders of the Earl of Lancaster and his allies. He was captured first by the Earl of Warwick, whom he was seen to have offended, and handed over to two Welshmen. They took him to Blacklow Hill and murdered him; one ran him through the heart with his sword and the other beheaded him.
The house was used as a hospital during World War I and in World War II became a school for evacuated children.
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