Location: Guy’s Cliffe House
Address: Guy’s Cliffe House
Aprox. year Built: 452AD
Guy's Cliffe (variously spelled with and without an apostrophe and a final "e") is a hamlet on the River Avon on the Coventry Road between Warwick and Leek Wootton in Warwickshire, England, near Old Milverton in the civil parish of Leek Wootton and Guy's Cliffe. Formerly the smallest Parish in England, it was merged with Leek Wootton to become Leek Wootton and Guy's Cliffe Parish Council. The name Guy's Cliffe originates from the name of the country house and estate that the land belonged to, which in turn was named after the cliff which the house itself was built on. The house has been in a ruined state since the late 20th century. 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 Magdalene and the rock-
The house was used as a hospital during World War I and in the World War II became a school for evacuated children. Guy's Cliffe estate was broken up and sold in 1947. In 1952 the mill became a pub and restaurant and was named The Saxon Mill, the stables became a riding school, the kitchen garden became a nursery, all of which still exist today. A toll house also stood by the road to the north of the Saxon Mill, but this was demolished in the mid 20th century. The new owner of the house intended to convert it into a hotel, but these plans came to nothing and the house fell into disrepair. In 1955 the house was purchased by Aldwyn Porter and the chapel leased to the Freemasons, establishing a connection with the Masons that remains today. The roof had fallen in by 1966. In 1992 during the filming of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (The Last Vampire) a fire scene got out of control and seriously damaged the building, leading to an insurance claim. English Heritage has given the building grade II listed status. Two new houses were built within the grounds, Heron House and Guy's Cliffe House (note: the ruined house and by the 1980s, when the parishes merged, the population of the Parish of Guy's Cliffe was no more than 4 people. The new boundary split the original estate: the stables and nursery are not within the current Parish of Leek Wootton & Guy's Cliffe, but the house, mill and modern homes are.
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Walk Around -
On our walk round we spent a small amount of time in the caves doing a watch and wait investigation. We only spent 10-
Vigil One -
Vigil Two -
“We have done some research on “LUP3” as it was first thought this could be a model or make of gas mask as this was the question how ever we are not able to find any reference to it. We have also tried to find out more information about the time around the second world war but there seems to be no reference to “LUP” any where. Another thought is it could be the name or reference that the school gave to the child. We was thinking of a house name so that it could stand for “Leamington (House name within the school) Unidentified Person”. This is just theoretical .
Vigil Two -
Next we moved to table tipping, we also had a red light on the table in a rubber ring. While calling out we got some small movement on the table but this I can not say was down to the paranormal. This was more lightly to be the people round the table as every time you moved the table seemed to move as well. We also had some taps on the table which we had asked for. While I think some of the group did not hear the taps o the table at least three of us did which made them more authentic. There was also no way that anyone around the table could make the same tapping noises.
We did have the small of smoke and fire at one point that was smelt by Paula and Natalie and Natalie also said she had seen a cloud of mist or smoke between her and Paula. This was not seen by any one else but we may have it on video. See the video below, while you cant see a mist as such the video has gone out of focus as if there is something stood in between the recorder and the people in the room. We will leave it to you to decide.
Vigil Three -
We chose these chairs as on the orientation walk I had picked up high EMF readings around both the chairs. I had looked and was not able to find and electrical cables that could be effecting the readings. The reading also seemed to be higher around the bible sat on one of the tables. In this vigil I had nothing happen and no feelings. However Paula felt that something was playing with her hair and a tight pressure on her chest. Could this be the spirit of Freddie trying to get some motherly love? This is the same room where he came through on the Ouija board in the earlier vigil.
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Vigil Six -
The night ended on a high with a great night at Guy’s Cliffe House. Our only disappointment was that we would have like 2-