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Old Forde House, a magnificent grade I listed manor house dating back to 1545.

The original house, much smaller than what it is today was built by John Gaverock. The original house can still be seen today with the original front door still in place.

The house was sold to Richard Reynell of the Middle Temple, who from 1610 re-built and enlarged the property. The house is built with an 'E' shape floor plan, which may have been in honor of the late Queen Elizabeth I who had recently died.

It is said that King Charles I had stayed a couple of nights here on his way to Plymouth, the house also sheltered Oliver Cromwell and Sir Thomas Fairfax before the second siege of Exeter in 1646.

Old Forde House after a long history was sold in 1938 to the Sellick Family who used the house for an antiques business.

The house is now owned by Teignbridge District Council who purchased it in 1978.

The house still contains original pieces such as the front door to the older house, staircase and wooden panelling. The old stove and butler's bells are still in-situe.


Old Forde House has many documented hauntings over it's history. A ghostly figure of a lady dressed in white with flowing gowns has been seen walking the ground floor corridor, footsteps heard in the next room. It's been said that staff members have been locked in rooms whilst working, and the feeling of being watched at all times.

On previous occacions we have experienced incredible SLS Camera footage, full-blown estes method conversations with the other side and amazing scrying sessions, sometimes scary! 

Visit Old Forde House to get a sensation of what it would have been like during it's heyday. Be mesmerised by the original ornate furnishings still can be seen today hundreds of years later.


Investigate who and what still lurks in this house, and who'll be willing to talk....

What goes 'bang'in the night?


Some important information...

What to expect on the night...

We typically start the night with a circle of protection and a chance to experience a few of the rooms without any equipment to immerse yourself into the night and tap into your sixth sense.

Throughout the night we will facilitate several vigils including modern and victorian techniques to investigate the hauntings.

A base-room will be provided to store all personal belongings during the night and to rest between vigils. Plenty of breaks will be provided.

You will also have 1 hour to explore and conduct your own vigils using any of the kit provided.

Hot & Cold Refreshments and snacks provided

Facilities on-site

Car Parking available nearby

Warm clothing and suitable footwear recommended

Victorian Techniques

What techniques will we use?

Modern Techniques

  • Psychic Seances

  • Ouija Boards

  • Glass Divination

  • Table Tipping

  • Crystal Pendulum

  • Spirit Dice

  • Scrying

  • EMF (Electro-magnetic Field) Detectors such as: K2 meters, Teddy bear & dolls

  • SLS Camera

  • Spirit Box for Este Method

  • ITC 'Alice' Box

  • Rempods

  • Motion Activated music box & lights

  • Cat Balls

  • Laser Grids

  • Other trigger objects

How to find Old Forde House

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Old Forde House is located on Brunel Road in Newton Abbot, just off of Torquay Road. Parking is available in the car park on the left. Please note that smoking and vaping is not permitted on the property site.

Old Forde House

Brunel Road

Newton Abbot

TQ12 4XX

Book your tickets now!

Ticket's sell out fast at this glorious location.

Immerse yourself into an unforgettable experience.

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