Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village

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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.

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  • Regional Tourist Board Member

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  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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).

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village

Type:Roman Remains

Wharram le Street, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9TW
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  • Other AwardsEnglish Heritage English Heritage 2016
  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member Discover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member 2021

Opening Times

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Open any reasonable time during daylight hours. £2 parking charge applies to non-members.

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