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Britain's historic ghost villages

14 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Whether abandoned because of plague, erosion or MoD requisition, ghost villages will make for fascinating and salutary visits - once they reopen Most of Britain's ghost towns were abandoned after a previous pandemic - the Black Death - wiped out entire populations from hundreds of villages. The greatest losses were in Norfolk and Suffolk, often the landing points for plague-infested ships. Coastal erosion also contributed to settlements in these counties disappearing into the sea. The most famous, Dunwich , was a thriving port, equivalent in size to 14th-century London, before the sea...
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