ST9648 : Imber: an eastward view from the Baptist churchyard

taken 3 months ago, near to Fore Down [other Features], Wiltshire, Great Britain

Imber: an eastward view from the Baptist churchyard
Imber: an eastward view from the Baptist churchyard
Imber village was requisitioned by the Army in December 1943, to allow the military firing ranges to include this remaining enclave of Salisbury Plain. Although supposedly a temporary arrangement, the residents were never allowed to return and the village now consists of only a handful of original buildings, all in a derelict state.

The path up to the Baptist Chapel churchyard is flanked by red tape and warning signs, such as those in the picture. The background buildings are not original village houses; they are fake houses erected by the military as target practice, so in fact they have never been more complete than as they are seen now.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Sign 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9630 4876 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.2805N 2:3.2629W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9622 4876
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Derelict  Deserted Village  Sign  Warning Sign  Firing Range  MOD Firing Range  Red Tape  Red & White Tape 

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