So the husband and I went on a short road trip. And got a little lost along the way, because we didn’t truly know where we were going and the road signs had been blown off-course by the wind. We found ourselves in the village eventually, as Google maps wanted to take us down a very muddy road that there was no way would work with the little old Fiesta.
I doubt the infographic signs are readable, but here’s a link to the Heritage centre’s page about the village. This is the short blurb of what they say about it.
Wharram Percy is one of the largest and best preserved of Britain’s 3,000 or so known deserted medieval villages. It is also undoubtedly the most famous. For over 60 years, archaeologists have pioneered new techniques here to understand what life was like in the village and why it was eventually deserted.
Perched on the side of a remote and beautiful valley in the Yorkshire Wolds, the village was continuously occupied fr six centuries before it was abandoned soon after 1500. Today you can trace the outlines of many lost houses on a grassy plateau above the substantial remains of the church and the millpond.
from http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/wharram-percy-deserted-medieval-village/ )
I will say this: it was a muddy trek. If you’re up for visiting it yourself, have good mud-slogging footwear.
And that’s all for today.
I’m planning on sharing more of my adventures this year. Let me know if you’re enjoying them vicariously!