Ghost hunting event at Hinchingbrooke House Nr Cambridge Non celeb event Date - 10th Jan 2020 Times - 9pm til 1am Price - £49pp Deposit option no longer available Max of 40 guests The ghost of a nun is reportedly seen at this location..Once convent..Stories say she fell in love and had an affair..When the affair was uncovered they both executed..Is she still searching for her lover ? Other reports are of a woman that floats around the location as well as a cavalier ..2 skeletons were also discovered at the location who are thought to be nuns..As we investigate the ground floor and grounds if your brave enough..What will you encounter here ?
Hinchingbrooke House Huntingdon 10th Jan 2020
Hinchingbrooke House in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, was built around an 11th-century Benedictine nunnery. After the Reformation it passed into the hands of the Cromwell family, and subsequently, became the home of the Earls of Sandwich, including John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, reputedly the "inventor" of the modern sandwich.
On 8 March 1538, Richard Williams (alias Cromwell) had the grant of the nunnery of Hinchinbrooke, in Huntingdonshire, for the undervalued price of £19. 9s. 2d. while he was an official Visitor overseeing the dissolution of the monasteries. His son, Henry Williams (alias Cromwell)—a grandfather of Oliver Cromwell—built the house adjoining to the nunnery, and upon the bow windows he put the arms of his family, with those of several others to whom he was allied.
There was a serious fire in 1830 and the house was restored/rebuilt by Edward Blore; it was further restored in 1894 and again in the 1960s. During the most recent restoration the entrance to the chapter house was discovered, but otherwise little of the medieval fabric is visible.
In 1970, it became part of Hinchingbrooke School, housing the 6th form. Hinchingbrooke School was formerly Huntingdon Grammar School which, on the site of what is now the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon, was attended by Oliver Cromwell and Samuel Pepys..