Are you brave enough to join the Ghost Hunter Tours crew on a full blown ghost hunt of Valence House Dagenham? With our team you will investigate this very interesting and historic location in search of paranormal activity that is reported to happen there !!
During the night you will be conducting experiments and taking part in vigils to see if we can contact those who reside there !!
History of Valence House :
Valence House is a Grade II* listed buildingValence house was first established on this site in the 13th century, owned by Robert Dynes in 1280. Later tenants of the estate are commemorated in the road names surrounding the park. The name of the house derives from 14th-century tenants, Agnes de Valence and her brother Aylmer, Earl of Pembroke, who came from a wealthy family in the French province of Valence, the family moving here when their uncle became king. The estate passed into the ownership of the Dean and Chapter of Windsor in 1475, and remained in their ownership until 1867, when it passed to the Church Commissioners. In the latter part of the 16th century the owner and tenant of Valence House was Timothy Lucye, who married in 1584 Susanna, daughter of Henry Fanshawe, of Jenkyns, an adjoining manor. He was the brother of Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote, Warwickshire.In 1921, the London County Council (LCC) purchased the building and land to develop the Becontree estate. The house was used as the LCC headquarters during construction. The Dagenham Urban District Council acquired the premises. During 1928 and 1929 they extended to building for use as offices and the council chamber.Valence House served as the town hall until 1937, when the Dagenham Civic Centre was completed. The house became the library headquarters of the Borough. The house is now a museum.
After several investigations here which have been full of activity, we cannot wait to be going back to see what else happens when we investigate! The rumoured murder of lady Valence as one of the key points of reports from people who enter the house.
Agnes De Valence lived at Valence House until her death in 1309. Agnes was said to have been murdered with a dagger that was supposedly retrieved from the moat & she supposedly still haunts the house & grounds to this very day!
The other well known spirit at Valence House is that of Eliza Luxmore who died at Valence House in 1913. Eliza is the mother-in-law of Thomas May who was the last private resident of Valence House. Her ghost is sighted regularly & she is a small elderly lady dressed in black who appears as a real person and makes herself known to unexpected visitors !
Over 18's only
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