The Knucker of Lyminster

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Area(s) Reported: England: West Sussex: Lyminster
Date(s) Reported: 477~982 CE

Near the church of Lyminster, West Sussex, England, there is a freshwater pond fed by a spring from beneath, known as the "Knucker Hole." It earned this unusual name because the pond had been the home to a monster called the Knucker back around the 5th Century, which had an annoying tendency of flying about eating livestock... and people.

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  • "Legend of the Dragon-Slayer of Lyminstir," by Samuel Evershed, article in the Sussex Archeological Collections, Vol. XVIII, 1866 Sussex, England. Pgs. 181-183. Online: Click Here!
  • Folklore of Sussex, by Jacqueline Simpson, 1973 London, England. Pg. 38-42.
  • Article by Charles G. Joiner in the Sussex County Magazine, Vol. III, 1929. Pgs. ?-846. Online [snippet]: Click Here!
  • "List of monarchs of Sussex," page in the Wikipedia website, viewed 7-5-2019. Online: Click Here!

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