Record Details

NHER Number:12401
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of church


Local legend has it that there was a second church in Dilham, but that it was swallowed by the earth. The appearance in the 1990s of a large depression in the graveyard of the present church may point to the origins of this story.

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Full description

According to local legend there was once a second church in Dilham, but it was swallowed by Seager-ma-hole (apparently a giant solution hole).
Information from (S1).

In 1995/6 a large depression 3m (10 feet) across and 0.6m (2 feet) deep appeared in the north side of the present churchyard (information from Parish Church Council) which may explain how the legend arose.
E. Rose (NLA) 2 July 1996.

Monument Types

  • HOLLOW (Unknown date)
  • CHURCH? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.

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