A deserted medieval village - the most prized search location of all for detectorists. Heritage England has just posed the question: "What can such places tell us?" The principal thing they can tell us is that Britain's stewardship of them is disgusting.

A deserted medieval village – the most prized search location of all for detectorists. Heritage England has just posed the question: “What can such places tell us?” The principal thing they can tell us is that Britain’s stewardship of them is disgusting.