Warwick Castle

Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Warwick Castle is a medieval castle remodelled on an earlier castle built by William the Conqueror in 1068. The original wooden castle was rebuilt in the 12th century. During the Hundred Years War, the facde was refortified and is a most recognisable example of 14th century architecture. It was used as a stronghold until the early 17th century, when it was granted to Sir Fulke Greville by James I in 1604. Sir Greville converted it to a country house and it was owned by the Greville family, who became the Earls of WarwicK in 1959. Since 1978 it has been leased to a leisure company.

Recording for EVP at Warwck Castle was technically the most difficult of any field location to date. It is nearly impossible to be certain that there are no visitors or staff within earshot due to public access of the buildings. Nevertheless, patience and determination were repaid with very good EVP. We had many more likely EVP clips but these were ruled out due to extraneous sounds. The clips selected all demonstrate the unusual character of EVP speech patterns, making them more easily defined as not being our own, or another person that was unknowingly present.