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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 throughout the week, with temperatures bottoming out at 19°C on Monday.Light rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.Today's Forecast
13->2044% 80% 7 mph
5:03 am 9:16 pmLight rain until evening.Sunday, Jul 23rd
11->1944% 80% 2 mph
5:04 am 9:14 pmDrizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Monday, Jul 24th
11->197% 53% 12 mph
5:06 am 9:13 pmDrizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Tuesday, Jul 25th
12->227% 52% 3 mph
5:07 am 9:11 pmDrizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Wednesday, Jul 26th
12->2113% 85% 5 mph
5:09 am 9:10 pmDrizzle overnight.Thursday, Jul 27th
11->201% 56% 7 mph
5:11 am 9:08 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Jul 28th
11->2025% 63% 7 mph
5:12 am 9:07 pmLight rain in the evening and overnight.Saturday, Jul 29th
12->2223% 95% 9 mph
5:14 am 9:05 pm
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