Whittingham, Lancashire, England

Chingle Hall

Chingle Hall

Chingle Hall is a grade II listed 13th century manor house that contains a small private chapel and priest holes.


From 1066, the land was owned by Ughtred de Singleton, and in 1260 Adam de Singleton built a small manor house known as Singleton Hall. This building was surrounded by a moat and the studded oak front door was accessed via a small wooden drawbridge. This was replaced in the 16th century by a brick-built bridge. The door and bridge have survived to this day, although some of the moat has now dried up. The hall was later renamed Chingle Hall. Today it is a private residence and not open to the public.


Chingle Hall has long held a reputation of being one of the most haunted houses in Great Britain. Apparitions of monks have been reported here. One photographer reported having his camera forcebly taken from his hands by something unseen. The object was then thrown over a beam on the ceiling. Doors open and close of their own volition and cold spots experienced.


Pictured above is a view of Chingle Hall courtesy of Rude Health.

Samlesbury Hall,

Preston New Road,


Preston, PR5 0UP.


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For further information, please read Britain's Haunted Heritage by J A Brooks and Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Whittingham is a village in Lancashire, England.

It lies on the northern boundary of Preston.

Pictured left is Chingle Hall courtesy of Ian Greig. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.