Date(s) - 29/11/2019 - 30/11/2019
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Ewell Court House
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Come and join us for our exciting investigation into the historic Ewell Court House. Originally built in 1690 and known as Avenue house, it was built as a gentlemen’s residence because of the emerging popularity of Epsom as a spa town. It is believed to be built on an ancient Saxon burial ground as human bones where discovered when building began.
It was occupied from the late 1730’s by Alexander Bridges and family. The Bridges made their money from the gunpowder mills on the Hogsmill River and they brought in a Scottish manager called John Carr Sharpe to oversee the business, he used the house as his headquarters. Modifications started at this point with a wing being added to each side of the building. Mr Sharpe left in 1875 when the mills where shut down as they where unable to meet new legislation on safety requirements.
In 1879 John Henry Bridges, who was high in County society, married Edith Tritton. He hired local architect J Alick Thomas to remodel the property and create a family home fit for Victorian high society entertaining. At this point Ewell Court House received its new name.
At the beginning of the twentieth century the house was further enlarged with the addition of a gun room and servants hall.
The house was then bought by Mr Stoddard, a member of the American Bankers, as their family home.
In 1935 the property was sold to the council and during WW11 was used as the Civil Defence for West Ewell. In addition to ambulances, first aid and air raid wardens being based here, there was a large gas decontamination centre.
We are looking forward to investigating the many tales of paranormal activity at this venue, having heard reports of ghostly figures, mysterious footsteps and moving objects.
Are you brave enough to join us for our investigation?
I Dare You!!!!!!