Keys to the Past

Hole of the Laidley Worm (Easington (Northumberland))

A natural spring emerges through a hole in the crags here. The hole itself is traditionally though to be the home of a monster called the Laidley Worm. A poem about the worm has been written, possibly in 1320, but more likely in the 18th century.

Reference number:N5244
Historical period: UNCERTAIN

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Source of Reference
Local History of Easington (Northumberland)

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