The house and estate itself, was first called Alveton Lodge and was originally used as a hunting lodge and summer retreat for the Earl and his family. At the beginning of the 19th century Charles Talbot the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury began to make considerable improvements to the house and it doubled in size, he also initiated the creation of the Gardens which involved the planting of 13,000 trees around the grounds of the house.
In 1811 once again major work was started to improve the house and over the next several years great architects like Thomas Hopper and A.W Pugin were employed to design and over see the work. The work being carried out saw the additions of a dining room, chapel, library,
drawing room, long gallery, banqueting hall, music room, conservatory and a grand entrance hall. All this work saw the build double in size and in 1814 Charles and his family made Alton Towers there main residents.
During the early 1900ís the financial situation of the family altered and this meant that less was
spent on the upkeep of the house and grounds and this was the start of its demise, this continued until the house was finally sold in 1924.
Alton Towers is a well known theme park which is visited by millions of people every year, it houses many attractions like the Hex, nemesis and the oblivion. By day Alton Towers is a place of fun providing entertainment and laughter for many people, but as the day draws to a close and it
starts to get dark Alton Towers takes on a completely different aspect.
It is in the old building that we will be conducting our investigation, we have through the night access to many of the rooms and I am sure that Alton Towers will provide a night to remember.
A lady in black has been witness walking around the corridors and people have said that they can smell her perfume.
Heavy footsteps have been heard in the banqueting hall and the music room, while a presence of a man is often felt in the music room.
Many people report having stones thrown at them and having been touched but no one is around.
Cold spots are often felt with no explainable reason for them.
Poltergeist activity around the building has also been reported.
Light anomalies have been captured. cold spots have been felt and ghostly moans have been heard.