Question from Bonnie
Padgett Clarksville USA November 2006
My name is Bonnie
Watson-Padgett. My husband and I with friends went to
for vacation. We met a couple from West Yorkshire, England.
Their last name was Watson the same as my maiden name. So, that in it's
self got us talking. After a week talking and playing water
volleyball with their children, Debi Watson invited us and/or all our
friends to visit them if we
were ever in
. Now, to my question. Debi said they live in a haunted
home. So, I've tried to find it on the internet with no luck. Do
you anything about this home? Ackworth Old Hall
. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Bonnie Padgett Clarksville
Reply from Richard
Than you for your email. Yes I know Ackworth Old Hall it is about 7
miles from my home I have attached a photo. It is an Elizabethan Hall
built about 1580. In 1715 it was occupied by Rev. M. Lee and in 1893 by
a farmer called John Waites. I Could not comment on its being haunted
that is out of my field.
To find this hall on a map go to this web site http://www.old-maps.co.uk/
search for High Ackworth, and the 1854 6"
Ordnance Survey map will centre on the village. Use the controls to move
of the village to see Acworth Old Hall marked. For a modern map go to
this web site http://www.multimap.com/
search for High Ackworth and use the
controls to navigate and find the scale to show the church and a
building to the west marked as 'Hall' this is Ackworth Old Hall.
Thank you so much for the information and picture. It has been a
lot of help. If you know the Watson's that own Ackworth Hall now,
please, tell them hello from the Tennessee Watson's( maiden name) they
. It has been nice talking to you and thanks again for your help.