Gaze across the surrounding fields. Although we are in the hilly Lincolnshire Wolds, the hummocky ground here still looks a little unusual. These ‘bumps’ are actually the remains of an abandoned village.
Can you spot a sunken track through the field? This was probably the main road. This ‘hollow way’ was worn down by footsteps, hooves and cart wheels and is still recognisable as a path. Now take a look at the banks of earth. These are all that remain of houses that once stood here.
There are deserted settlements all over Britain and many of them date back to the 14th century. In fact the Lincolnshire Wolds has one of the greatest concentrations of these lost medieval villages.