Tower, a Nercwys mansion has been investigated by paranormal groups
Jul 30 2009 by Francesca Elliott, Flintshire Chronicle
A MANSION near Nercwys is the latest location to be given the Spirit Quest UK treatment.
The bloody past of the 600-year-old Tower, a fortified border mansion, has attracted the attention of the Wrexham-based paranormal group, which claims to have seen and heard numerous spirits there.
The group, along with BBC cameramen, have filmed material for a documentary to be shown later this year, and now want to return, to see what else they can find.
Howard Hughes, of Spirit Quest UK, said: “We will be going on August 7 and are inviting the public to join us.
“The group’s mediums sensed the presence of 20 spirits in the Tower’s ancient rooms, including a dog who sits on the staircase, an Edwardian man called John Edward, a jovial freemason, a plump nurse maid and lots of children.
“We recorded distinctive music or drumming, voices, heavy breathing and what sounds like something being dragged in the room.
“Even more fantastic is the voice of a little girl singing and a man saying ‘I’m sorry’.”
Tower was a border fortification between England and Wales.
In 1465 the owner, Reinallt ap Gruffydd, kidnapped the Mayor of Chester from a Mold fair and took him to Tower were they hung him on a hook in the banquet hall until he was dead.
English soldiers stormed the tower in retaliation not knowing Reinallt and his men had hidden in the woods, waiting for the soldiers to enter the building.
Reinallt then barricaded them inside and set fire to the building, burning them alive.
Those that escaped were apparently hunted down and killed.