This historic building has been of local interest for hundreds of years, and was even mentioned in the doomsday book of 1087. As my photograph shows, little now remains of Wincham Hall but the section at the right, with the large chimney Edward Venables Townshend was a contemporary of Sir John Fleming Leicester of Tabley. He was appointed a captain in the Cheshire Yeomanry Cavalry in 1803 and Lieutenant Colonel in 1816. The manner in which he inherited Wincham is complicated. The Lee family of Dernhall acquired Wincham by the marriage of Thomas Lee to Frances Venables. This Thomas gave Wincham to his third son Robert Lee but in due course this line ran out of heirs and Hester Lee, who became the wife of Charles Legh of Adlington, left Wincham to her second cousin, Edward Venables Townshend. He was the son of Frances Lee who had married as her second husband, J. Townshend of Denbighshire. Phantom footsteps have been heard, running from room to room when nobody is there, bangs, knocks and thumps have been heard throughout the building when nobody is present. People who have visited the building have been touched, shoved and pushed by unseen hands, Dare you join the ghost adventures team as we investigate what goes on in this historic building ?
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