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The strange tales you discover while researching.

For my MRes Dissertation I am doing a landscape analysis of the Deserted Medieval Villages of the East Riding of Yorkshire. While doing some research I learned that Beverley is named such due to the native beaver population at the time. Shortly after I stumbled across this extract which left me confused. “In the laterContinue reading “The strange tales you discover while researching.”


Defining a DMV

A Deserted Medieval Village, or DMV, is a settlement that was established around the medieval era and eventually became depopulated. Despite the name, the sites of DMVs don’t have to be entirely depopulated for the village to be named deserted. For example, if a settlement once had a population of around 50 individuals living atContinue reading “Defining a DMV”