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Roman Remains:Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village

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Roman Remains, free entry

Wharram Percy

Wharram Percy

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The most famous and intensively studied of Britain's 3,000 or so deserted medieval villages, Wharram Percy occupies a remote but attractive site in a beautiful Wolds valley. Above the substantial ruins of the church and a recreated fishpond, the outlines of more than 30 lost houses are traceable on a grassy plateau. First settled in prehistoric times, Wharram flourished as a village between the 12th and 14th centuries, before final abandonment in c. 1500. Excavation has alo revealed evidence of prehistoric occupation, and settlement dating back to the Bronze Age, with Roman farms and an Anglo-Saxon estate coming after. Graphic interpretation panels tell its story, and recreate the original appearance of the buildings.

Facilities for educational visitsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Opening details

Any reasonable time.


Free entry


Wharram le Street,
North Yorkshire,
YO17 9TW



See location of Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 858653  Lat: 54.07688 Long: -0.69007

By Road:
From the B1248: Six miles south east of Malton, on a minor road from B1248, 0.5 miles osuth of Wharram le Street.

By Public Transport:
From Rail:Malton station it is 8 miles to Wharram Percy Church and Deserted Medieval Village (EH).


  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups