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Spooky Mansion Valentines Mansion by Christopher Bowles

Dating back to 1696, Valentines Mansion is a Grade II listed building set in the north of Valentines Park in Ilford, Essex. Originally built as the residence of Elizabeth Titllotson, the widow of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Mansion has had a succession of owners and residents, some of whom are still thought to occupy the Mansion today.

There have been many reports of spooky sightings at the Mansion, and we’re now giving you the chance to explore the house in the dead of the night and find out for yourself whether the ghosts of Valentines really do exist.

Previous investigations and even workers in the Mansion have reported the disturbing sounds of babies crying coming from the top floor of the Mansion. Historical records show a lady named Evelyn Young was housed at Valentines Mansion during 1921. Mrs Young gave birth to twin babies and tragically become very depressed and smothered her new-borns.

The sounds of heavy footsteps along the corridors have been experienced by security staff working alone in the 300 year old building on many occasions and there have even been sightings of figures roaming the corridors; Could this be the ghost of Clementina Ingleby who is reported to have attempted suicide several times at Valentines during the 1800’s?

Valentines Mansion holds many fascinating secrets just waiting to be uncovered. On the spookiest night of the year, you will join a team of professional paranormal investigators (the P.I.G.S.) and using both modern and traditional equipment, attempt to find and record paranormal activity within Valentines Mansion.

You’ll experience glass moving and séances, as well as other experiments and vigils. You will be accompanied by Debbie Dean, medium and spirit portrait artist who featured on TVs Psychic Detective series, as you search for confirmation of the ghosts… Be prepared for a spine-chillingly exciting evening!

Tickets are just £44, including refreshments and can be purchased on-line through or by calling 020 8708 8100.

This event is suitable for the experienced ghost hunter or paranormal explorer to the “it’s my first ghost event” novice.

Date: Friday 31 October

Time: 8pm-3am

Car parking on site.


About valentinesmansion

Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails. FREE ENTRY Hire the Mansion...Valentines Mansion is a truly unique venue in a beautiful setting. With its elegant period rooms, grand staircase and enchanting walled gardens, this Grade II* listed building, is perfect for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations to corporate events. The Mansion and its rooms can be hired either individually or exclusively and we work with a fine selection of caterers to ensure a first-class experience for you and your guests. Call us on 020 8708 8100 to find out more.
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