A Ghost Village: South Middleton, England

posted Mar 13, 2010, 8:09 AM by Professor Katz   [ updated Dec 15, 2010, 12:36 AM ]
Here is a photo which shows that intensive strip agriculture over centuries leaves a scar on the land, which is visible long after the villages themselves disappeared.  The remains of many villages can still be seen from the air, even if they were wiped out during the Black Death in the middle of the fourteenth century.