Ilmer is a small beautiful hamlet where the gateways of several large farms grouped round a triangular green near the church make the centre. There are about 26 houses and some 70 people. Most of the houses are large with gardens and ponds. Eight of the men of the families here earn their living on the three farms. The oldest farm house has a moat, not round the house, but round an island, made in times past so that the cattle could be kept entirely surrounded by water. The farm house has been extended three times and a wide right of way runs past the front door, giving a hint of a once well travelled path. Ilmer is a backwater now, but had a more important past when it was a town, until like other places in the area, it was decimated by the black death.
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