Haunted: The Cross Guns, Avoncliff, Wiltshire
Stewart | On 29, May 2017
The Haunted Cross Guns
159 Bradford Road, Winsley, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB
You’ll find the Cross Guns pub situated in the picturesque hamlet of Avoncliff.
The Grade II listed building dates back to the late 17th century when it was originally called the Carpenter‘s Arms.
The pub gets its name after the 9th Battalion of the Wiltshire Rifle Volunteers who established a rifle range beside the pub in the 1790s.
The Cross Guns is reputed to be very haunted…
The most frequent witnessed ghost at the pub is that of the Blue Lady.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen in the lady’s toilet and in the pub’s garden looking down at the river.
Witnesses describe her as having wild staring eyes and wearing a Victorian style blue-grey dress with ankle length boots.
They also say that just before the Blue Lady appear the surrounding temperature drops dramatically!
Another ghostly female figure has been seen at the Cross Guns…
Two ladies sitting in the pub’s garden once saw the apparition of an old lady wearing a white bonnet looking and smiling at them from the first floor window of the Cross Guns.
The ghostly old woman then proceeded to disappear into thin air!
The pub’s chef reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a portly woman wearing a Victorian housekeeper’s outfit standing in the doorway of the kitchen on many occasions.
Another member of staff saw the same apparition reflected in the mirror situated in the adjoining room to the kitchen.
Members of staff have also reported seeing the ghostly apparition of an elderly man sitting on one of the settees in the public bar area.
They describe him as looking like an 18th century bargee.
The ghostly apparition of a monk like figure has been seen standing by the inglenook fireplace and also close to the cellar door.Click Here to Stay in the Cross Guns