The Royal Oak, Corsley

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The Royal Oak, Wiltshire

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Corsley Heath, Corsley, Warminster, Wiltshire

  • The Royal Oak Inn stands on the main road at the edge of the village, and it contains three ghosts. In the middle ages the holy men of Long Leat Friary, where they offered food and lodgings to any traveller, owned the Inn. One of the friars that worked there was far from honest or holy, and would ply them with ale and then search they belongings and pockets, looking for money or valuables. He was supposed to have stolen money that was meant to be used in the running of the building by the friary. Eventually he was caught and was walled up alive in the cellar and left there to die. His body is still there and he is seen from time to time in the inn.

 

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