Abandoned Imber - The Urban Warfare Village and St. Giles Church in England

Abandoned Imber – The Urban Warfare Village and St. Giles Church in England

Imber is located on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. It has ancient trackways to and from the village and has early references by Saxons from 967 AD.

Abandoned Imber - The Urban Warfare Village and St. Giles Church in England

Abandoned Imber - The Urban Warfare Village and St. Giles Church in England

The people of Imber were called for a meeting in 1943 and given 47 days eviction notice. Imber was to become a practice village for use by the American Military and closed to the public ever since. Initially villagers were to be allowed to return after six months but this never occurred.

With deep history roots Imber was also documented in the Doomsday Book of 1086 AD, and believed to have a population of about 50 then. On a couple different occasions the villagers and descendants of the villagers have tried to get occupancy back of their village, but all have been denied by public inquiry.

Abandoned Imber - The Urban Warfare Village and St. Giles Church in England

Abandoned Imber - The Urban Warfare Village and St. Giles Church in England

Abandoned Imber - The Urban Warfare Village and St. Giles Church in England

Abandoned Imber - The Urban Warfare Village and St. Giles Church in England

Abandoned Imber - The Urban Warfare Village and St. Giles Church in England

Abandoned Imber - The Urban Warfare Village and St. Giles Church in England

St. Giles Church was built in the late 13th or early 14th century. It remains in Imber village though it is a redundant church and has an annual service every year.

Abandoned Imber - The Urban Warfare Village and St. Giles Church in England

You can see it for yourself with these coordinates 51.234°N 2.051°W.

Abandoned Imber - The Urban Warfare Village and St. Giles Church in England

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