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Ely

Oliver Cromwells House Ghost Hunt - The Isle of Ely (Cambridgeshire)

Oliver Cromwell’s house has gained and maintains a reputation for being one of the most active ‘paranormal’ buildings in Ely.

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Oliver Cromwells House Ghost Hunt - The Isle of Ely (Cambridgeshire)
Oliver Cromwells House Ghost Hunt - The Isle of Ely (Cambridgeshire)

Time & Location

14 Oct 2023, 21:00 – 15 Oct 2023, 02:00

Ely, 29 St Mary's St, Ely CB7 4HF, UK

About the event

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE

The house where Oliver Cromwell and his family lived from 1636-1647 is  an attractive half-timbered building that once served as the vicarage for nearby St Mary's Church. The house was built in the 13th century,  and portions of that first structure survive in the east wing of the  current house. The building served as a pub for several years - aptly named "The  Cromwell's Arms". 

WE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO:

Parlour

Study

Kitchen

Portrait Room - where you can see a portrait of Cromwell in the style of Sir of Peter Lely, the court painter to Charles I.

Haunted Room - you descend once more, past a 13th-century doorway

Tithe Office, which was Oliver Cromwell's office while he lived here.  The Office features a large 15th-century window, though the room itself  dates 'only' to 1615.

OLIVER CROMWELL

He was born into what had been one of the wealthiest families in  Huntingdonshire but was of a junior branch and although he was a  gentleman, he was not a rich one. King Charles I began to make changes to the church in England that were unacceptable to men like Oliver. When war broke out between King and Parliament in 1642, Oliver Cromwell was one of the first MPs to take up arms and fight.  In 1645 when a new national army, The New Model Army was created, Oliver  Cromwell was made second in command.  He went on to lead his army to  victory and the forces of the king to a complete and unconditional  defeat.  In these few short years, Oliver Cromwell, rose from being a  country gentleman and member of parliament with no military experience  to being one of the greatest soldiers of his age. After Charles’ execution, Parliament had tried to rule the county alone  but many believed it was a disaster and wanted a king again, a system  that had worked for hundreds of years. Cromwell was offered the crown  and he turned it down, however, on December 16th 1657 he agreed to  become Lord Protector and reigned as a “King in all but name”. He died from a fever, which many now think was malaria, caught a  decade before when he fought in Ireland. He was given a royal funeral  and buried in the Chapel of Kings in Westminster Abbey in London.

But  two years later, when Charles II was restored to the throne, he sought  revenge for his father’s execution. The men who had signed Charles I’s  death warrant were hunted down and executed. Cromwell, although already  dead, did not escape. His corpse was dug up and then hanged and  beheaded. His body was thrown into a pit and his head stuck on a pike  for all to see. It is not certain what happened to the head but it is  said that one night during a storm it was blown down and picked up by a  soldier and later was passed into many different hands. To read more visit th Cromwell Website - https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/history/

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

This house has it's own soul, if it doesn't like you or your ways it will make it's displeasure known. The haunted bedroom -people have been known to faint in this room so be careful as you don't want the resident in the bed to come to your aid. The study is an uneasy room for lone vigils! The gentleman of Tilthe Office does not like women and is not afraid to make this known. People have reported hearing footsteps in and outside of the kitchen. Movement above rooms without anyone else around. Ghostly shadows and people getting touched. This house goes back to Courdelion and the Crusades, so there is so much more to explore.

EVENT INCLUDES

  • Complimentary tea and coffee.
  • Complimentary light snacks.
  • Access areas mentioned above after dark.
  • Full use of equipment - ouija boads, k2s, emf meters, etc..
  • Access to mediums and the chance to experience automatic writing.

PARKING

There is no onsite parking but free parking nearby. 

PLEASE NOTE:

Before booking onto this event  please read our Terms and Conditions. We cannot offer refunds and all ticket sales are non-transferable.

NO UNDER 18's AND ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WILL  NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE EVENT.

This location is unsuitable for people with mobility issues and heavily  pregnant women.

ACCOMMODATION IS NOT INCLUDED.

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