“We haven’t dug anymore around it as I’m not sure if it is safe and I don’t want to make it worse.
“I just hope that another hole doesn’t suddenly appear.
“Nobody wants to know about it and all we need is somebody to come out and have a look and tell us what it is and what we can do about it.
“Someone could fall down it. Over Christmas we had the cars parked on there so they could have gone in.”
But on closer inspection Mrs James found the gaping chasm also has RUSTY STEPS going into the ground.
Mrs James, a teaching assistant, and her husband, Kevin, 48, who works in finance, contacted the company who built the house in 1984 – but they had no idea what the hole led to.