The Spook's Summer House was a primary location in the Wardstone Chronicles.


The house was located in the Lancashire village, Chipenden.

History and heritage

It has been passed down many generations of Spook's; once belonging to Henry Horrocks, who then passed it onto John Gregory and then after Gregory's death, the house was given automatically to Tom Ward.

As for the age of the house, it is unknown. However, it is more than likely to be over 70 years. This is because John Gregory's term as a Spook is expected to be 60 years, but the length of Horrock's term is unknown.

Inside the house, exists a library, which has been added to by many generations of Spooks.

Around the year 1700, the house was burned down by soldiers (who were traitors, and committing treason). This event thus affected