Binham, Norfolk, England

Binham Priory

Binham Priory

Binham Priory (pictured above) is a ruined Benedictine building. Today the nave of the much larger priory church has become the Church of St. Mary and the Holy Cross and is still used as a place of worship. The remains are in the care of English Heritage. A tunnel was said to run from the priory to Walsingham and many years ago a fiddler decided to explore it; he could be heard for some distance before suddenly ceasing at a place now referred to as Fiddler’s Hill. The fiddler was never seen again. A Black Monk reputedly haunted the passage.


For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Binham is a coastal village and a civil parish in Norfolk, England.

The village is 29.3 miles northwest of Norwich, 16.9 miles west of Cromer and 124 miles north-northeast of London.

Pictured left is the ruins of Binham Priory courtesy of Philip Halling. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.