Thursday, 16 February 2012


Wharram Percy is a Deserted Medieval Village (there are over 3,000 DMVs in Britain) nestled in a valley of the Yorkshire wolds. Largely wiped out by the Black Death but finally abandoned when local farm wages sunk drastically in 1500, Wharram Percy today is a curious echo of a once village. A ruined Church (as much outside within due to its lack of a roof) stands at one end of the settlement, next to a recreated fishpond and graveyard. Up on the overlooking plateau the remains of paths, crofts and building walls can be traced, whilst hares gamble over weathered stones and forgotten pasts.

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