SK2277 : Mompesson's Well near Eyam

taken 29 days ago, near to Eyam, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Mompesson's Well near Eyam
Mompesson's Well near Eyam
Mompesson's Well lies north of the Plague Village of Eyam. When the plague struck in 1665 (brought from London in some damp cloth) and the village cut itself off to prevent it spreading, food was left here for the inhabitants. The inhabitants in their turn left money in vinegar which acted as a disinfectant. Even so 260 out of the village population of 350 died. The Reverend William Mompesson was the Rector of Eyam - more about him can be seen at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2222 7720 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.4781N 1:40.0875W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2229 7718
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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