An abandoned medieval village; one of the best preserved village sites in England. Gainsthorpe was mentioned in the Domesday Book, and in 1208 it was recorded as having a windmill and chapel. The last reference to the village was in 1383. Further references in the late 17th century indicate that the village was deserted by that time, but remains of over 200 buildings were visible.
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