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Wharram Percy church
The ruins of St. Martin’s parish church in the medieval deserted village of Wharram Percy.
Wharram Percy is one the best preserved and largest of hundreds of deserted villages in the country. Around the 16th Century landowners evicted many their tenants and cleared entire villages to enable the land to be used for sheep farming. Pastoral farming had become more profitable than arable farming and the villagers were getting in the way!
The only building left standing in the village is the old church although many other buildings’ foundations can clearly be seen.
Wharram Percy church was last modified: April 15th, 2020 by Gavin Dronfield
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