Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The Ghostly Vicar of West Felton, Salop

The village of West Felton is divided by the modern A5, which carries its load of thundering traffic through a cutting that bisects the village. The old main road, now a quiet side road, runs beside the village pub and forms its high street - though the church stands on the other side of the modern road.

The ghost here is that of a former vicar, the Rev Pritchard. He so loved the village that he built a magnificent new home on the outskirts. The beautiful house is known today as Pradoe and stands in extensive wooded grounds half a mile to the southeast of the village centre. Dressed in a black coat, as befits his calling in life, the Rev Pritchard has been seen several times walking between the ancient church and his new home. Perhaps he is keen to return to the two buildings he loved so much when alive. 

This is an extract from Haunted Places of Shropshire by Rupert Matthews

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