George Jarvis School - Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire
A terrifying building and without doubt one of the most haunted buildings to spend the night!

The terrifying George Jarvis School in Herefordshire is really living up to its reputation as being one of the UK’s most sinister ghost hunting venues. You only have to walk through the doors to understand how daunting spending the night here is going to be. The immense darkness overwhelms you and most people have shivers passing through their body as soon as they enter. 

The George Jarvis School is definitely a location for the most hardened ghost hunter. Be prepared for anything as you spend the night ghost hunting within this haunted building. With over 4 floors, 40 rooms, dark cellars and creepy outbuildings there is so much to be explored. 

George Jarvis School

Your Ghost Hunt at George Jarvis School

As you enter this building be prepared for anything. With its vast hallways, haunted cellars and dark rooms you will be spoilt for choice for investigation areas. Many pupils who boarded at George Jarvis School reported numerous paranormal experiences and sightings. Most children feared being sent there and this is no surprise when you learn of the experiences of others. Even when the sun rises and daylight appears, just walking around this harrowing building gives you intense shivers.

You will be able to use our up to date ghost hunting methods in your attempts to illicit paranormal activity in each of the areas along with more traditional methods in your attempts to make contact with who or what is haunting here.

Ghosts of George Jarvis School

Things are often seen moving around the different rooms and areas within the building. Disembodied legs have been witnessed walking along the corridors and very loud bangs and distressing wailing sounds have been heard by those visiting this heart-wrenching building.

There is said to be an incident concerning a young boy who was once locked in the bell tower for punishment. His spirit is still said to haunt the top floor of the building. In fact George Jarvis himself is said to plague the long corridor where he walks up and down scrutinising those who visit. After all it was his money that was used to build and fund the school against his will.

There is also the tale of Daniel, a gentleman who died on horseback, who is rumoured to continually visit the school after spending so much of his life helping to construct it.

Who will you encounter as you spend time investigating this former boarding school. Walk around the corridors, numerous class rooms and bathrooms, abandoned dorms and dark sinister cellars.

History of George Jarvis School

In the quiet Farming countryside of Herefordshire sits the imposing landmark of this gothic Grade II listed School. George Jarvis School was built in the late 1850’s and was once known as The Worlds End Lodge and has since become The George Jarvis School. The school was funded by the late George Jarvis against his wishes who left his fortune to the poor of Staunton-On-Wye, Bredwardine and Letton in 1793. In fact, in his will George Jarvis stated “My mind and will is that none of the said monies be appropriated in erecting any public buildings whatsoever”.

George Jarvis charity owned the school along with other buildings and houses. The school offered boarding for children to help benefit families who were less fortunate. The School opened its doors in 1862 alongside the first Headmaster Fredrick Ramsay who carried out his duties until 1879. The School then closed in 2010 and has been left as it stands today.

When it was known as The Worlds End lodge, the building had many uses including the American army once being accommodated here.  The building changed its use in 1980’s becoming a Youth Hostel. Even then it was renowned for its ghostly apparitions, poltergeist activity and strange occurences. 

With over 4 floors, 40 rooms, haunted cellars and some terrifying outbuildings, there are a lot of rooms to be explored during overnight ghotst hunts here. 

Your Event Includes

  • Use of ghost hunting equipment including EMF Meters, K2 Meters etc.
  • Experiments including glass divination, table tipping and Ouija Boards.
  • Workshop and separate vigils for returning guests.
  • Ghost hunting vigils and séances in small groups.
  • Includes teas and coffees
  • Free time to investigate alone

Address, Maps & Hotels

Address & Hotel Information

School Lane Staunton-on-Wye Hereford Herefordshire HR4 7NF

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  • Free Onsite Parking


  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • This location is not suitable for people with mobility issues or walking difficulties

  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • All attendees must bring a torch
  • Wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing as the location may get cold at night

George Jarvis School - Dates

George Jarvis School Ghost Hunt, Staunton-on-Wye - Friday 30th August 2024 £49.00 Per Person

George Jarvis School Ghost Hunt

Friday 30th August 2024
Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am

Last Few Places Available

George Jarvis School Ghost Hunt

30 Aug

  • Friday 30th August 2024
  • Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
  • Last Few Places Available
  • £49.00 Per Person

Paying for your event

We are an online events company, so the simplest and quickest way to book is via our website.

Alternatively, if you would like to book over the phone then please call our Sales Team on 0115 9720570 and they will be happy to help.

Securing places by a deposit

Paying a deposit for your event will secure your places on your chosen event. Simply pay a small deposit* of £20.00 per person and pay the remainder in full 4 weeks before the event or by small instalments* via your online account if available. You can always pay for your event in full at the time of booking.

Types of payments accepted

We accept the following payment methods

  • Online - All Major Credit/Debit Cards
  • Over the telephone

*Please note that full payment for your event will be due 4 weeks before the event. Minimal instalments of £30.00, payment must be made via your online account area.

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bank Holidays: Closed

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