The Mad Lady Remains
Completed in 1635, Aston Hall was built for Sir
Thomas Hilt in the Jacobean Style. Sir Thomas
Hiltwas not known for being well behaved or likeable.
When his daughter chose to run off and marry the man she
loved rather than the man he picked out for her
to marry, he put a stop to it by locking her up
for 16 years in a room on the upper floor. Naturally
loneliness took its toll and when she died 16 years
later, she had gone insane. She never left Aston
Hall, but has remained there, and is seen at least
twice per year, and people often mistake her for
staff that dress in period costume.
Mrs. Walker, a housekeeper of Sir Thomas
Hilt is said to be the green lady that also haunts Aston
Hall. She is often seen sitting in a chair in the Housekeepers
Room or in the Great Hall. She never says anything, and
usually will disappear shortly after being noticed.
Entrance to the central tower and servents
quarters is made via a long corridor on the roof. It
is known as Dick's Garret after a domestic servent hung
himself there after being jilted by the love of his life.
At one time his ghost appeared very often to poeple,
but over the course of time his appearances have become
few and far between.