SK2275 : Boundary stone

taken 4 years ago, near to Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Boundary stone
Boundary stone
During the plague in Eyam this boundary stone was reputedly used to exchange goods for money. Holes in the stone contained vinegar that was believed to kill the germs on any coins placed there.

The stone was on the boundary of Eyam and Stoney Middleton parishes. The more you think about the Eyam plague, the more questions you have.............

Here an Eyam guide is trying to explain the story to passing walkers. Those poor souls who lost their lives so many years ago have made a major contribution to the popularity of their village for tourists centuries later!
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Paths  Sport, Leisure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2261 7595 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.8030N 1:39.7418W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2265 7582
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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