Haunted: The Stork Hotel, Billinge, Greater Manchester
Stewart | On 01, Jun 2017
The Haunted Stork Hotel
33 Main Street, Billinge WN5 7HA
You’ll find the Stork Hotel along Main Street in the village of Billinge.
The Stork Hotel dates back to 1718 when it started life out as a farmhouse.
It’s said that it was built on the site of an older building dating back to 1640.
The hotel’s cellars were once the crypt of the older building.
And during the English Civil War it was used as a Parliamentarian jail where Royalist prisoners were incarcerated.
The Stork Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Cavalier who was tortured to death within the building during the English Civil War.
His ghost is said to haunt the whole of the building.
A former resident of the building once told the press that she witnessed the ghostly apparition of a man in her bedroom wearing a plumed hat, long boots and carrying a sword by his side!
The hotel is also said to be haunted by the ghost of a highwayman called George Lyon who in his day would regularly frequent the hotel.Click Here to Stay in the Stork Hotel
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Many guests have heard the sound of a phantom child crying in one of the inn’s bedrooms.
Apparently, if you ask whether the child is OK it stops crying!
Members of staff and punters alike have reported seeing a ghostly figure of a man sitting in the bar area of the pub just watching people.
And a senior member of staff was certain they saw a ghostly apparition of a woman in the bar area when they were working late one night.