King’s Hall, Compton

FYI:  The King’s Hall, Compton website is back up, which must mean the management company is somewhat (again) aggressively interested in selling the place (the last asking price I saw was $1 million, but that was long before the current recession).

You will understand when I say that for me the photos are absolutely beautiful, and also haunting and creepy. I feel compelled to look at them, yet at the same time I feel a bit icky after I’ve done so.
(for those of you new here, my sister Theresa was murdered while in residence as a student at this place in the late 1970s. Her body was found adjacent to a field about a mile away).
The place is managed by Daniel James Desindes, a nice guy who I have met. I frankly don’t quite understand how he has the emotional faculties to reside here. It’s got The Shining all over it, but more power to Daniel for doing it.

4 thoughts on “King’s Hall, Compton”

  1. did not know you have a website. we corresponded a fair amount years ago by e-mail……………my internet handle may have changed since then. if you need
    assistance with local info , do not hesitate to contact me.

  2. I taught in King’s Hall from 1964-December 1966. I taught English. Miss Gillard was the principal. I was only 23 years old. I would love to get in contact with any teacher or former student. I’m very sorry tohear about the tragic death of Theresa Allore. It must have been a great shock to the school. I do remember a weird young man wandering about on Moe’s River Road – he used to expose himself. I was a lonely road and a lonely but beautiful place. The school was haunted, and I experienced several contacts that unnerved me..

  3. Hi Thelma,

    Over the years I’ve certainly collected many stories of the area. Moe’s River Road: that’s not the first time I’ve heard that. In fact I’ve heard many accounts of local sexual deviants in the area. Haunted: Not the fist time I’ve heard that either. 😉

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