Footage and photos taken inside the eerie, abandoned Winstanley Hall have revealed a vast and spooky space.

The Grade II listed manor house was originally built for the Winstanley family of Winstanley, who were lords of the impressive manor from around 1252.

Winstanley Hall, in Wigan, has three storeys and a date stone with a date of 1584, but this is not in situ so may not provide an accurate date for the construction of the house.

The Winstanleys owned the Elizabethan Hall until 1596 when the estate was sold on to James Bankes, who was a London goldsmith and banker.

Many believe the abandoned building to be haunted.

Jake Parr, of social media channels Exploring with Jake, ventured inside the building to take photos and capture footage from in and around the imposing manor last year.

His footage compares and contrasts the building's current state with its former grandiose and splendour.

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On his Facebook page, the keen explorer cited widely believed and often told ghost stories about the building.

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He said in 1855, Winstanley Hall was the "scene of a series of terrible events involving the estate manager, Thomas Shortrede and his wife, Mrs Shortrede".

Vast rooms are now in a state of disrepair

It is believed Mrs Shortrede was found dead, apparently drowned, in a well on the estate after discovering her husband had been unfaithful.

The popular ghost stories claim her death was followed by that of her husband's mistress, then her husband.

Jake added: "Naturally, Winstanley Hall is haunted and the string of deaths in 1855 are said to be responsible – although, as none of those involved actually lived in the hall, it is unclear how they could cause the shadowy figures seen at the deserted windows of the building."

As the building decayed and the cost of maintaining Winstanley Hall became too much for the family, it was sold on in 2000 with 10 acres of land.

An ominous snap taken inside

The interior is now in a state of disrepair.

Many of the once grand doors and windows are broken while debris litters the hallways and floors throughout the once grand home.

Grand wood panelling on the walls is covered in a sheet of dust and dirt, while windows that aren't broken are covered in a film of grime.

Historic England have the hall on the Heritage at Risk register listing it in 2019 as in very bad condition and in the highest category of risk of further deterioration.