Today we ventured into the crypt at Holly House. Situated on the north side of the church, it has been something that has intrigued us for the past year. And it wasn’t until today that we finally unearthed its secrets.
There was a plaque on the side of the furnace but, unfortunately, it had rusted over and was undecipherable.
We didn’t find any immediate signs of bats but on the walls of the crypt we found three cocoon type things. They were the size of a matchbox and appeared to have a hanging thread. These were spider egg cocoons. We left them there undisturbed.
Below is the damper used for the furnace.
It was a good day’s work and the kids all worked really hard at making the crypt accessible. As time goes on we will explore more in-depth and delve into the history. But at a first glance, it seems that the crypt was used to house a boiler room. No treasures or relics and no signs of any ghouls… yet.
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