St John the Baptist Church in Aconbury

Aconbury (Welsh: Caer Rhain) is a village in the English county of Herefordshire, situated on a road between Hereford and Ross-on-Wye.

St John the Baptist Church was originally the church of a nunnery founded before 1237. The style of the current building is late 13th-century. Some restoration work was carried out in 1863 by Sir George Gilbert Scott.[1] According to local legend, a phantom monk was once exorcised into a bottle, which is now buried in the wall of the church.[2]


  1. Pevsner, Nikolaus (1963). The Buildings of England - Herefordshire. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-300-09609-5.
  2. Murdie, Alan (April 2010). "Ghost in a Bottle". Fortean Times. Retrieved 30 August 2014.

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Coordinates: 51°59′53″N 2°42′22″W / 51.998°N 2.706°W / 51.998; -2.706

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