The Bull I’ Th’ Thorn, Buxton
Event date 10/1/15
The Bull I Th Thorn is situated on an old Roman road between Buxton and Ashbourne on a rolling hillside. The building was a prominent coaching house on the Manchester to Derby route.
There has been a settlement on this site for over 1000 years. This listed historic pub dates back to the 10th Century and boasts original fireplaces and oak beams with flagstone floors.
Centuries ago the Roman Road from Little Chester to Buxton was known as “The Street”, running through the uplands near Hurdlow and Pomeroy, it is now called the A515.
Over 700 years ago there was a farmhouse alongside the Roman Road and marked on the maps of the time. In 1472 it became a hostelry called “The Bull”.
In 1654 the name changed to “Hurdlow House” and various old documents make reference to “Hurdlow Thorn”. So “Bull ‘i th’ Thorn” is a combination of these names.
Today the Inn is still a guest house and also has a camp site attached to it.
All sorts of military memorabilia can be seen at The Bull I’ Th’ Thorn, a chair rescued from Chatsworth house and the big surprise a replica of the skeleton of one time resident Joseph Millner.
6 team members and 16 guests attended the investigation of The Bull I’ Th’ Thorn. As most of the guests were returning customers, instead of having to go though all the basics again we were able to more straight on to the invesigation.
The rooms we had to investigate were the function room, restaurant room, cellar, bar area and the small pool room.
Starting with smaller experiments we started to build up the energy of the location, which didn’t take too much effort. We then went onto larger experiments aimed at specific areas and spirits.
What the Mediums picked up
Essentially the first thing the mediums felt was a dominant male watching them as they walked around the building.
There is a lot of old furniture, ornaments there which were giving off residual energy.
In the small Pool room, everyone felt uneasy sitting in a certain spot under the side window. Louise got the impression of someone behind grabbing her out of the window. Further investigation showed that someone died there.
The restaurant room had quite a lot of energy in there, especially with the carved chair in the corner.
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