Throwley Old hall is no longer a home having fallen into disrepair many years ago. I managed to locate the hall by following the sign post to Calton which is close to the turn for Ilam off the Leek to Ashbourne road. If you follow this road to Calton, then follow the sign posts for Throwley and Ilam the road will take you past Throwley hall.
The hall is located next to Throwley Hall farm which is a working farm and which breeds white Charolais cattle which can be seen in the fields around the farm. The road that runs past the hall leads to the village of Ilam and is said to be haunted by a wagon and horses which at sometime in the past ran off the road killing the passengers inside. The coach is still said to be seen and heard at times as it makes its way to Ilam Hall.
Another story concerning Throwley Hall is that of the ghost of a blond haired child that has been seen among the ruins asking for help, and when non is forthcoming he proceeds to start crying. Back in the 17th century the hall was a home for a sect called the Muggletonians, this group believed that the only law was that of the Divine Spirit, and that when the body died the soul died with it. It was said that their aim was to bring about heaven on earth, they did not believe in churches and were of the belief that a service could be performed anywhere not just in a church. The Muggletonians preferred isolation, this is probably why Throwley Old hall was chosen for their purpose as it is quite isolated.
The road haunted by a coach and horses.