Annesley Hall is certainly now bleak and barren after the disasterous fire in 1997. but only thirty three years ago this once proud house echoed to the sounds of music and laughter. This was once the home of Mary Chaworth who was the sweetheart and only true love of the poet Lord Byron. The hall dates back to medieval times and legend has it that it was once the home of Robin Hood. Annesley Hall eventually became the home of the Chaworth family and upon the disasterous marriage of Mary to Jack Musters of Colwick Hall, the family name became the Chaworth-Musters. Byron's love for Annesley and Mary must surely be the reason why their ghosts still haunt the ruins of this once great, imposing hall. Not only their ghosts, but the ghosts of many other families that have lived and died in this building haunt the rooms, corridors and out-buildings to this very day.