The Church

Wood Dalling is a bright, light church of whitewash and clear glass. The church dates from the 13th to the 15th century.

Inside are a number of ledger stones to the Bulwer family and a selection of brasses, including a rare chalice brass.

There is also an intriguing tomb, originally a medieval knight recarved into a young woman.

Wood Dalling is a festival church, open for major events and frequently used for exhibitions and concerts as well as worship. They have recently had a new toilet and kitchen area installed to help them use the church more often.

Our Work

Wood Dalling has a significant roost of Natterer's bats, which move about regularly during the breeding season. Interestingly in this church the bats can move from the interior to the exterior during the season.

We carried out full surveys in summer 2021 and the church now has a costed bat mitigation plan which includes a range of options to reduce the impact of the bats inside the church. We have also recommended opening up some more external roosts in the walls, particularly in the existing put log holes to give the bats more roost sites that don't require them to enter the church.

We purchased new display and exhibition equipment to help the church run events, help a successful bat night at the church and have held a local community cleaning workshop in the church to give specialist help and cleaning advice.

Wood Dalling Case Study Poster

Wood Dalling Fact Sheet

Wood Dalling Bat Management Plan 2021

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If you’d like to contact or find out more about the church, visit their page on A Church Near You