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Gainsthorpe Medieval Village is a must if you’re in Lincolnshire!
This historic site is of an actual deserted medieval village and it’s one of the best examples in England. This village was clearly mentioned in the Domesday Book where it states that it had a windmill and a chapel in 1208 but was deserted by the late 17th century.
Gainsthorpe lies in a field belonging to Gainsthorpe Farm. The typical medieval layout of sunken roads and raised rectangular tofts and crofts is clearly seen in the humps and hollows of the field and the remains of over 200 buildings still stand.
There’s a pair of streets that are parallel to the Roman street to the east suggesting that the village was established in those times. There’s also a manor house, a fishpond, barns, longhouses and crofts for you to puzzle over.
No one knows why the village was abandoned but legend says that it was a haven for thieves and their corruption led to the villages downfall. More simple explanations come from the evidence of the Black Plague during that time.
It’s open all year round and entrance is free!
There is a small car park from where a footpath of about two hundred metres leads to the site.
Gainsthorpe Medieval Village Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Wednesday, with temperatures bottoming out at 17°C on Saturday.Light rain in the morning.Today's Forecast
14->2379% 32% 10 mph
5:46 am 8:28 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Friday, Aug 18th
12->1840% 47% 14 mph
5:48 am 8:26 pmDrizzle until afternoon.Saturday, Aug 19th
12->1712% 40% 14 mph
5:50 am 8:24 pmDrizzle overnight.Sunday, Aug 20th
12->2119% 41% 7 mph
5:52 am 8:22 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Monday, Aug 21st
14->2120% 69% 7 mph
5:53 am 8:19 pmRain in the morning and afternoon.Tuesday, Aug 22nd
15->2323% 70% 2 mph
5:55 am 8:17 pmLight rain until afternoon.Wednesday, Aug 23rd
15->2121% 84% 14 mph
5:57 am 8:15 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Aug 24th
13->201% 82% 8 mph
5:59 am 8:13 pm
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