Ruin of St Johns Church, High Worsall

High Worsall is not quite a kilometre away from Low Worsall, the subject of yesterday’s post. Both were mediaeval settlements with High Worsall being the more significant but the village was abandoned in the 15th century when plagues, poor harvests and raiding by the Scots decimated the population. High Worsall never recovered to beyond a farm and small hamlet. The ruin of St John’s Church stands alone in a field looking over the deserted village which was the subject of a Time Team TV programme in 1997. It’s still available on YouTube.


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