Haunted: The New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Stewart | On 25, May 2017
The Haunted New Hall Hotel
Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield B76 1QX
You’ll find the New Hall Hotel situated along Walmley Road in Sutton Coldfield.
The Grade I listed building dates back to the 13th century when the Earl of Warwick built a hunting lodge on the spot.
With such a long history you probably won’t be too surprised to discover that it’s reputed to be haunted.
The ghostly apparition of a White Lady is the most witnessed spook at the hotel.
She’s been blamed for causing eerie unexplained loud banging noises.
The White Lady ghost is most seen wandering the hotel’s corridors.
She’s believed to be the ghost of a former maid of New Hall!
The ghost a former owner of the hall called George Sacheverell who was suspected of practising black magic and devil worship is said to haunt a former hidden room now called the Oak Room.
Smashing sounds have been heard coming from the empty room.
The kitchen courtyard is said to be haunted by the ghost of a cavalier from the English Civil War period.
And a ghostly woman in dark clothing together with a dog is also said to haunt the building.
Guests walking along the hotel’s Yew Tree Walk have reported hearing eerie phantom voices and the sound of a horse drawn carriage.
Local legend says the horse drawn carriage is carrying a cavalier making his escape from parliamentarian troops!
Spooked witnesses have also reported hearing the sound of phantom children laughing in empty bedrooms.
In 1785 a man was executed by the Duke of Cumberland.
And it’s now said that his ghostly severed head floats across the grounds of New Hall looking to be reunited with his body!