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Deserted Villages

Category: Research

Deserted Villages by Rowland & Wood

Soft back, 72 pages, Illustrated B&W, 15cm x 21cm

The 'why and where' of thousands of small settlements abandoned due to disease and economic factors mainly but not entirely in the medieval period.


  • List of deserted villages
  • What is a deserted village?
  • When and why were villages deserted?
  • What do deserted villages look like?
  • Archaeology and deserted villages
  • How to discover deserted villages
  • Where are the deserted villages?
  • Further reading

On the back cover:


Villages have been abandoned throughout history, and in every part of the British Isles. Some of them are former towns; others were only ever small hamlets. Many still await discovery. This book explains how villages have become deserted, and describes how former houses, roads and fields can often still be recognised today. It describes how the archaeologist recovers and interprets the evidence and shows how everyone can become involved in discovering and recording sites. Some good examples of sites worth visiting are included.

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