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Shropshire Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

Murder Gap

Location: Wenlock Edge - Gap in a fence along the road leading to Church Stretton (unlikely to still be visible)
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A son who murdered his father dragged the body through a hedge along this road to hide it. The following day, the hedge opened and revealed the body. From that day onwards, no matter what was done to close the gap, it would always be reopened by the following day.

Trapped Bandits

Location: Wenlock Edge - Ippikin's Rock
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A rockslide here trapped a band of brigands and their loot in a cave. If you stand on the rocks and say 'Ippikin, Ippikin, keep away with your long chin', the leader of the gang appears and tries to push you off the edge of the cliff. It was also once said that lights would flit around the area at night, as if the long-dead brigands still patrolled the area.

Arthur's Court

Location: Weston-under-Redcastle - Bury Walls
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One folk belief has King Arthur's court as being based at Bury Walls.

Arthur's Enemies

Location: Weston-under-Redcastle - Red Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A family of giants once lived at Red Castle, until killed by King Arthur and his knights. A nearby brook ran red with blood for three days after the fight.

Pianist

Location: Whitchurch - Civic Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The phantom notes of a piano were heard for several nights, drifting from the unmanned civic centre. An investigation failed to find the cause of the noise.

Voice of a Girl

Location: Whitchurch - Old Eagles
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 17 June 2005
Further Comments: While the building was being investigated by a paranormal group, the voice of a young girl in the main cellar was recorded on video via CCTV.

Small Children

Location: Whittington - Whittington Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen peeking out from the gatehouse windows, these children are never found when looked for.

Changed Site

Location: Worfield - St Peter's Church
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It was said that the Devil did not want this church to be built on a nearby hill, so spent every night undoing the construction work which had been performed the day before and moving the materials to the site the church now stands.

Well Rich

Location: Wroxeter - Buried well close to Bell Brook
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An old local poem stated, 'Near the brook of Bell, there is a well, which is richer than any man can tell'.

Headless Dog

Location: Yeaton - Road between village and Baschurch
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The site of a murder which took place many years ago was said to have become home to a headless black dog.

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