Beware the ‘burley fighting monks’ who haunt this small Shropshire churchyard

St Peter’s Church at Easthope

For it is said that St Peter’s Church in Easthope, an unassuming little village between Much Wenlock and Church Stretton, is continually haunted by the ghosts of two corrupt and quarrelling monks who have been unable to settle their differences despite more than a century of furious fist fighting.

Shropshire folklore expert and paranormal enthusiast Amy Boucher learned more about the reports and their supposed origins in A Sheaf of Gleanings by Shropshire folklorist Charlotte Burne.

Retelling the story in her own words, Amy said: “All is not quiet in the churchyard of St Peter’s