This fifteenth century timber framed house stands just
minutes away from Liverpool Airport .
The Hall was once the home of Mary Norreys and it is she
who reputedly haunts a room called the Tapestry Room. As the story goes, in
1736 she married a young rake called Sidney Beauclerk. He was a heavy gambler
so it wasn't too long before he informed his wife that he had gambled away all
that they owned. Mary was so distressed that she became insane, throwing her
baby son out of the window and into the moat below. The unfortunate baby
drowned and, realizing what she had done, Mary killed herself, too.
Even though this sad tale does not quite tally with
historical facts, her ghost has been seen by many witnesses, not only in the
Tapestry Room but in a bedroom, where she appears and then vanishes into a