Deserted Village

Some articles on deserted village, village, villages:

Oliver Goldsmith - Works - The Deserted Village
... witnessed the demolition of an ancient village and destruction of its farms to clear land to become a wealthy man's garden ... His poem The Deserted Village, published in 1770, expresses a fear that the destruction of villages and the conversion of land from productive agriculture to ornamental landscape gardens would ... The Deserted Village gave the demolished village the pseudonym "Sweet Auburn" and Goldsmith did not disclose the real village on which he based it ...
History Of Milton Keynes - Early Modern Britain and The Industrial Revolution
... Enclosures Most of the eighteen medieval villages in Milton Keynes are still extant and are at the heart of their respective districts ... remain only as field patterns marking a deserted village ... There are also deserted village sites in Tattenhoe and Westbury (Shenley Wood) ...
Achill Island - Places of Interest
... On the slopes of Slievemore, there is an abandoned village (the "Deserted Village") The Deserted Village is traditionally thought to be a remnant village from An Gorta Mór (The Great Hunger of 1845-184 ... Just west of the deserted village is an old Martello tower, again built by the British to warn of any possible French invasion during the Napoleonic Wars ... The villages of Dooniver and Askill have very picturesque scenery and the cycle route is popular with tourists ...

Famous quotes containing the words village and/or deserted:

    Whose woods these are I think I know.
    His house is in the village though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    It does not disturb me that those whom I pardon are said to have deserted me so that
    they might again bring war against me. I prefer nothing more than that I should be true to
    myself and they to themselves.
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100–44 B.C.)