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aerial photograph of North Marefield deserted medieval village (DMV) Leicestershire England UK. North Marefield is one of over 2000 deserted medieval villages in the UK. The remains of over 20 building platforms and a moated site can be seen.Documentary evidence shows a chapel on the site in 1166 and remains relating to it have been excavated on the western side of the village in recent years. The village became deserted when arable farming gave way to sheep farming in the 15th century.
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