Altringham, Greater Manchester, England

A milestone along the Barton Bridge

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey Hall, usually known simply as Dunham Massey, is an English country house now in the care of the National Trust. It is open to the public. It was constructed from the 1730s by the Earls of Warrington, passing to the Earls of Stamford by inheritance. The family still live in part of the house. During World War I it was the Stamford Military Hospital.


The Oak Bedroom is reputedly the focus of paranormal phenomena. This includes sudden temperature drops, and even having invisible hands gripping the throat.


Upon opening the property one morning, staff discovered a puzzling scene in the Stamford Bathroom which is located next to the Oak Bedroom. It appeared as if someone had taken a bath there; the towel which was left folded over the bath was damp and left crumpled on the floor, there was mosture on the bath and the windows were full with condensation. The house had been left secure and alarmed...


Pictured left is Dunham Massey courtesy of Mike Peel.

Dunham Massey,



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For further information, please read Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.


Visitor Information

Altrincham is a market town in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.

It lies south of the River Mersey about 8 miles southwest of Manchester city centre, 3 miles south-southwest of Sale and 10 miles east of Warrington.

Pictured left is a milestone along the Barton Bridge courtesy of Parrot of Doom. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.