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Ghost Walk Moira Furnace
3 November, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm£10.00
Join us on our amazing Ghost Walk at Moira Furnace!
This furnace is one the hidden gems of Leicestershire. The furnace sits nestled within beautiful countryside so there is plenty to love about this place!
The buildings here were built in 1804 by the Earl of Moira, alongside the banks of the Ashby Canal.
Moira Furnace was a coke-fuelled, steam-engine blown blast furnace for the smelting of iron from local iron ore, with an attached foundry for the manufacture of cast-iron goods. With the canal network, the furnace had the perfect transportation network.
But whose spirits remain at Moira Furnace?
Wander around this location and take it in the atmosphere of this once very busy, thriving workplace.
Take a step back in time to the early 19th Centurye and see what paranormal activity you will encounter?
Who will you discover and what stories do they have to tell?
Help the Haunted Heritage team to uncover the people of the past who would have lived and worked at the furnace.
With so much history, as you can imagine, Moira has so many ghost stories and so many reported sightings of spirit energies so come and see for yourself!
So who not join the Haunted Heritage team on a ghost walk around Moira Furnace, taking in the historical significance and tales of ghostly encounters!
Guests must be 16 years of age to attend. Please ensure that you wear suitable clothing and footwear as this location can be very cold and uneven under foot.
Why not try our other Ghost Walks or have a look at our Heritage Site Ghost Hunts in the area?
What lies beneath?
Moira Furnace was an Ironworks Factory with a huge blast furnace, built in the reign of King George III. Located by the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal in Moira, Derbyshire. In 1804, the Earl of Moira ordered for the construction of the furnace to take advantage of the amount of iron ore and coal that was present underground in the surrounding Ashby Woulds owned by him. However, it was during this period that the development in blast furnace design was ongoing, and so some of its features at Moira Furnace appeared to have been unsuccessful. In 1806, it was first opened and the blasting began. It would only last until 1811, not because iron became less valuable, but because it had experienced continual problems. Recorded documents state that bad design, bad construction, bad management and even bad raw materials led to the closure of the furnace, just 5 years after it first opened. The furnace was then left abandoned, with iron ore left inside, partially smelted.
Ghost Walk Moira Furnace - past events
There have been many reportings of paranormal activity at Moira Furnace and the surrouding area, including the story of a drunk man who lost his footing one night and fell into the canal and drowned. His spirit has been seen floating along the canal, terrifying visitors to this site. Disembodied voices are heard throughout the building. The feeling of uneasiness and nausea has been felt when guests have entered in certain areas of the building. Shadow figures have been sighted in the workshops, and the ghostly apparitions of former workers have been witnessed on the grounds.