Kersal Cell is a 16th century timber framed manor house, situated on the site of a 12th century Cluniac priory. The building contains roof timbers dated dendrochronologically to c1515. A wall painting was discovered behind the 17th century panelling, it has been dated to 1595-1605. It is also associated with John Byrom (1692-1763), a shorthand writer, and author of the hymn 'Christians Awake'. It is believed that the house is privately owned and NOT open to the public.
According to Coxe, the apparition of a monk has been sighted here on Christmas Eve.
Pictured left is Kersal Cell courtesy of Keith Williamson.
For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D Hippisley Coxe.