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Cameron Self ADMIN August 15, 2010
Welcome to the Deserted Villages group; we look forward to seeing your photographs.

Group Description

There are literally thousands of deserted villages in the UK. The reasons for abandonment include: the Black Death, enclosure, climate change, engorgement, emparking, soil exhaustion, changes in farming practice, shifting, shrinking and coastal erosion. More recently villages have been lost due to the creation of reservoirs (e.g. Mardale in the Lake District) or military training areas by the MOD (e.g. Stanford in Norfolk).

Please post photographs of any UK deserted villages - from St Kilda in the north to Tyneham in the south. Pictures might include: ruined settlements, abandoned churches, crop marks, earthworks or other remnants etc.

If you feel inclined please Geotag your pictures; it helps build up a pattern of the spread of these places.

For more info about deserted villages in the UK see:

Abondoned Communities

Deserted Villages in Norfolk

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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