HOUGHTON HALL, HALL LANE

Houghton Hall is located on Hall Lane, Houghton-le-Spring, and can be found by walking east up Church Street and across the pedestrian bridge over the A690.

The building, which dates from the 1600s, has had many uses over the years - including Mansion House, Social Club and YMCA - but is currently home to the Shipman family who have diligently renovated the much-neglected building. Former residents included Captain Robert Hutton and Sir George Elliot, Bart.

The old Hall is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the White Lady, Elizabeth Elliot, who died in a fire there, and the spirit of Captain Hutton.

Whatever you believe, there is no mistaking that Houghton Hall is one of our most interesting buildings.

History of Houghton Hall, Mansion House of the HUtton family and later Sir George Elliot, Bart, MP

HOUGHTON HALL

This time line of events looks at the history of Houghton Hall, significant happenings and its former residents from 1575 (when it was rumoured to have been built) through to the present time.
[HISTORY OF THE HALL]

Houghton Hall and the ghosts of Robert Hutton and the White Lady

GHOSTS OF HOUGHTON HALL

The domineering Houghton Hall, on the aptly named Hall Lane, was built around 1575 and is said to be haunted by the spirit of Elizabeth Elliot, the White Lady, and the ghost of Captain Robert Hutton.
[GHOSTS OF HOUGHTON HALL]

A look at the Secret Tunnels of Houghton-le-Spring, including those leading from Houghton Hall to the Parish Church

SECRET TUNNELS

Houghton-le-Spring is awash with a maze of secret underground tunnels. Many of these tunnels emanate from Houghton Hall and this article looks at those discovered by psychic dowsing by Jeff Bartram in 2007!
[SECRET TUNNELS] | [STAR ARTICLE]

Join Fyass Byuk - Houghton Heritage Society's popular Facebook group

FACEBOOK GROUP

You can join Houghton Heritage Society by becoming a member on Facebook - or Fyass Byuk as we call it. We have over 2,500 members and the group is very popular with residents, descendants and ex-pats.
[FACEBOOK]

Videos and cine footage of Houghton-le-Spring

VIDEOS OF HOUGHTON

Houghton Heritage Society's YouTube Channel features exclusive videos of Houghton-le-Spring as well as footage from our heritage events throughout the year - and of course the ancient festival of Houghton Feast!
[YOUTUBE VIDEOS]

Old photographs of Houghton-le-Spring shared via Flickr

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

Houghton Heritage Society has over 5,000 images in its collections. Many can be found on our Flickr page while our Facebook group has thousands of exclusive photographs as uploaded by our many members.
[FLICKR] | [ARCHIVE CATALOGUE]