Imber Village, Salisbury plain ~ there has been a settlement at Imber since 967AD. However, it was evacuated in the winter of 1943, villagers being told that US troops needed to train there. They were given a month to evacuate, and told they’d be allowed back when the war was over. They never were. From 1943 to the present day, Imber has remained an Army training ground, with the site being open only on a few select days during the year; St. Giles church is open once annually for a service.