The Old Ebenezer Chapel, Belper
Join Simply Ghost Nights on a ghost hunting event at The Ebenezer Chapel in Belper, this former Methodist Chapel and Schoolroom, built in 1846. The Chapel still retains so much of it's original character and features such as the exposed beams, some original pews, marble plaques, chapel doors, and with the old pulpit featured in the balconied lower lounge!
With cleaners and a former owner all stating how uneasy they feel when in the Ebenezer Chapel, this location is a must for any ghost hunter and we were also informed by guests that had stayed there of poltergeist activity such as items been moved during the night, and items vanishing and reappearing in another area of the building, incarnate voices been heard frequently electrical pieces of equipment coming on at all hours after they had been turned off.
The Chapel has its own little raised lawned garden with ramp access, and picnic tables and barbecue. In addition, there is a further two acres of steep woodland for the use of nimble guests, full of bluebells in Spring, reached by a very steep path from the garden.
This fine stone-built chapel is in the heart of the Belper Conservation area, near the old village of mill-workers' houses known locally as The Clusters. The Chapel, a Grade II listed building, dates from 1817, and is close to the town centre of Belper, a market town on the doorstep of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park.
The Chapel has been restored and stands with burial grounds.
With its huge 40ft galleried and beamed lounge along with an array of bedrooms, bathrooms, cosy areas etc this location was actually suggested to us because of the activity being reported over the years.
Simply Ghost Nights have secured two whole nights to investigate this historic building to see just who it is that refuses to leave and why they are trying to attract attention.
Stay either Friday or Saturday or why not treat yourself to both nights make use of the in-house sauna and incorporate a peek around the Peak District during the day.
Please note this location has a Visit Britain 3 Star Quality Grading, and thus is not a 5* hotel.