Bursledon Brickworks
  • Bursledon Brickworks

  • Event Date : Saturday, 22 November 2014
  • Start Time  : 8pm
  • End Time    : 2am
  • Address      : Southampton SO31 7GW

About this location

Bursledon Brickworks in Hampshire conjures up not only the spirit of the Victorian era but also the spirits of those who worked and died here, from boys as young as 8 to men in their 60s.

Following a very successful investigation last year when we experienced much paranormal activity, we are delighted to be holding a further ghost hunting event at this amazing location.

The Brickworks was founded in 1897 by the Ashby family, whose innovations in machinery and kiln design enabled the site to produce more than 20 million bricks a year at peak production. Many of these bricks were used in the construction of the Military Hospital in the nearby Royal Victoria Country Park.

This was the time of steam power. The works would have been dark and cold, heated only by the kilns. Was it this heat which attracted one worker to fall asleep near one of the ovens, only to find himself unknowingly locked in when the kiln was lit the following day, or was something more sinister to blame for his death ? Is it the ghost of this worker which causes strange lights to be seen or which is able to move glasses in our presence but without our help ?

Other ghostly experiences include the sound of voices, knocking, whistling and even the reporting of dark shadows. Could these be the manifestations of those workers still going about their daily business in the workshops ?

The Brickworks was closed in 1974 due to a reduction in the clay quality and supply, not to mention the disruption resulting from the building of the M27 and over the next 20 years fell into disrepair. Thankfully the site was purchased by the Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust and was awarded listed status. The buildings on the northern side have been replaced by the NATS, Air Traffic Control Centre, but the southern site still remains as a fascinating museum.

We would love you to join us on this exciting paranormal investigation, through which we can gain an insight into past times and, with the help of the ghosts of those who still frequent the site, relive the spirit of Bursledon Brickworks.

Included on this event

  • Parking
  • Use of Equipment
  • Refreshments