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Quick cache hidden in a abandoned churchyard, watch where you put your feet...not recommended after dark for lots of reasons.......When we placed the cache we couldn't get good GPS accuracy due to some weird phenomenon so you will probably need the clue to find the cache (35mm cannister.
The now demolished Chapel of Ease of St Mary at Jackfield is the scene of a local haunting…..it’s building is attributed to Francis Blithe Turner in memory of a female relative in 1759. There is a popular legend that the deceased lady did not want the church built on the conventional East-West alignment, and each night rose from her grave to push down the work completed during the day so the church was built North to South. There have been several sightings of a woman’s ghostly figure wearing a bonnet and carrying a candle in the area.…..You have been warned……..
The building quickly became unsafe (due to all the pushing down, maybe) and although it had been built to save those living along the Severn the journey to Broseley to worship, regular services ceased in about 1860. A hundred years later the church, whose architect some claimed to be Thomas Farnolls Prichard, celebrated for his connection with the design and construction of the iron bridge, was demolished.
What’s left now are the remains of the church walls and many gravestones/tombs all in a very sad state, it’s a creepy place……
The church was commonly known as The Red Church because of the colour of the local brick used in its construction.
Close to the site is the Cholera Ground (1832) for the reception of victims of that disease in one mass grave. A single tombstone marked "T Crump" marks the place but we haven’t managed to find it..
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