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County - Derbyshire | Map
Tel code: 01433 | code search
Postcode: S32 | code search
Population: 930
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Birthplace of:
Anna Seward
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Folk Customs:
Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football
Derbyshire Well Dressing
Roping Out Wedding Custom

Eyam Events

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Plague Sunday Service
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Miners Arms
"A fantastic cosy little pub. The staff were really helpful and friendly, the food was out of this world, especially the sunday lunch. We stayed just 1 night (wish we ..." More

Miners Arms
"Excellent Value for money for Pensioners and the service could not be bettered. Meals all round perfect in every way

Date visited: 19/05/2006 ..." More

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The small village of Eyam in Derbyshire boasts a sad but noble history. In 1665 a flea-infested piece of cloth arrived from London, bringing the Black Death to the unsuspecting village. Upon discovering the outbreak of plague in the village, the villagers chose to isolate themselves from the surrounding areas, rather than allow the plague to spread further north. For over 16 months the plague raged through the village. When visitors finally entered the village again they found less than a quarter of its inhabitants had survived. Some inhabitants who had been in close contact with victims (families had to bury their own dead to limit spread of the disease) seemed miraculously unaffected by the disease. It has since been found that direct descendants of the survivors show high level of a gene mutation designated as 'delta 32' which may have provided immunity to the plague. Today the village commemorates the sacrifice of its ancestors with plaques outside 'plague cottages', the Boundary Stone, where money was left in exchange for medicine and supplies, and the Eyam museum, whose exhibits tell the sad story. There is also the site of the 'Riley Graves', where Elizabeth Hancock buried her husband and eight children within the space of eight days, yet managed to avoid contracting the illness herself.

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Derbyshire Hills

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Three Bears Cottage

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Miners Arms

Shops

Eyam Hall Buttery
Eyam Tea Rooms
Church Street Stores
Florist
Siddall Butchers
Pursglove Ltd

Places to Stay near Eyam

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Brosterfield Farm (1.62 miles)

Brosterfield Farm
A luxury self contained one bedroom suite ideal for short or long stays or used in addition to our luxury self catering holiday cottage accommodation.

The first floor accommodation for 2 people comprises of :- Separate entrance ... More | visit website
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Chequers Inn (1.63 miles)

Chequers Inn

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A traditional country inn with full hotel facilities. Directly underneath Froggatt Edge, one of the areas greatest climbing and walking regions.Very close to Chatsworth House, Eyam Hall, Bakewell,Castleton.
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Sir William Hotel (1.66 miles)

Sir William Hotel

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Set high on the side of the Hope Valley, most rooms at the Sir William have panoramic views over the village and across the valley.

The Sir William has 7 individual ... More

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Bulls Head Inn (1.72 miles)

Bulls Head Inn

Located just off the A623, north of Stoney Middleton, The Bulls Head Inn with our three delightful en-suite bedrooms has been said by guests to be one of the prettiest pubs in the Peak District. ... More | visit website

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Maynard Arms (2.13 miles)

Maynard Arms

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Boasting a peaceful location in the beautiful Peak District, this enchanting property, dating back over 100 years, has been extensively refurbished to offer modern comforts whilst still maintaining its period features. Named ... More

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The Plough Inn (2.53 miles)

The Plough Inn

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You will receive a warm welcome from your hosts Bob and Cynthia Emery. Our privately owned 16th century Inn situated in 9 acres of its own land set in idyllic ... More

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Millstone Inn (2.97 miles)

Millstone Inn

From its setting in the wild beauty of the Peak Park, the Millstone affords panoramic views across the unspoiled Hope Valley. Yet the city of Sheffield is nearby, with Lady Bower and Howden reservoirs ... More | visit website

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Fischer's Baslow Hall (3.11 miles)

Fischer
Baslow Hall stands at the top of a winding chestnut-tree-lined driveway on the edge of the picturesque village of Baslow. Chatsworth Estate is within walking distance and the old market town of Bakewell only four ... More
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George Hotel (3.14 miles)

George Hotel

The history of the George dates back to at least the fifteenth century and the oak beams and exposed interior stone walls give it a wonderfully welcoming and relaxed atmosphere further enhanced by open fires ... More | visit website

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Cavendish Hotel (3.52 miles)

Cavendish Hotel
There has been an Inn here for so long that it is uncertain when it was first built.

It became part of the Devonshire family’s estate around 1830 when it was acquired from the Duke of ... More | visit website

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