A mysterious catacomb hidden deep beneath Kirton churchyard has been uncovered by youngsters playing an illicit game of football in the grounds.
It was on Saturday afternoon when the warden of the Church of St Peter and St Paul noticed that a group of boys who had been kicking a ball around had dragged a bollard over to where they were playing, in order to cover up a gaping hole that had suddenly appeared in the grass-covered church grounds.
On closer inspection, the tops of two ancient brick walls could clearly be seen through the deep hole.
“There’s a room down there,” Father David Carney told The Standard. “I’ve never known anything like it before. A room underneath our churchyard!
“You can see right down into it â€“ you can see two brick walls there. Nobody knows what it is. It’s a mystery.”
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