Acton Arms – Haunted Bridgnorth
The Acton Arms is thought to be one of the most frequently haunted inns in the country. Little is known of the ghost except that he is the figure of a Benedictine monk, and could be Richard Manners, Abbot of Shrewsbury and last Prior of Morville before the Dissolution. However it could be another monk who is known to have frequented the inn in the 16th century, where he used to do his womanising.
The monk is mainly seen upstairs appearing as a “white form” and only vaguely in the shape of a man. His figure has been seen in an upstairs corridor moving from room to room. His appearances are daily and on occasions he has been seen more than once on the same day. More rare are his appearances in the corridor but still frequently he has been seen in one of the bedrooms, standing quietly in the corner.
The Acton Arms was featured in an ITV Halloween News feature in October 2014
excerpt from Bridgnorth Ghost Book by Mark Hartley & Julie Wareing