Secret Room Under Stairs

Secret Room Under Stairs

The stairs at Harvington Hall lift up to reveal a secret priest hole underneath. The hidden area consists of two rooms. The first is a small compartment where they would place insignificant treasures, hoping that would be enough to distract anyone searching. The...
Secret Room Behind Pivoting Timber/Beam

Secret Room Behind Pivoting Timber/Beam

This moveable timber beam in Harvington Hall pivots out from the top to reveal a secret priest hole room. The concealed entrance was so good that it went undiscovered for 300 years until some children found it in 1897.
Secret Passage in False Fireplace/Chimney

Secret Passage in False Fireplace/Chimney

This false fireplace in Harvington Hall, complete with burn marks, has a fake chimney that was used as a secret passage to a priest hole. The priest could hide here in a time in British history when it was ruled illegal to practice Catholicism.