SK2176 : Rose Cottage, Eyam

taken 9 months ago, near to Eyam, Derbyshire, Great Britain

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Rose Cottage, Eyam
Rose Cottage, Eyam
Rose Cottage in the Derbyshire village of Eyam was one of the "plague cottages" where numerous inhabitants died during the plague outbreak of 1665/66 which the villagers contained within the village by self-imposed quarantine.
In the case of this cottage, nine members of the Thorpe family resided here - and every one of them died.
Thomas Thorpe 26.9.1665
Mary, his daughter, 30.9.1665
Elizabeth, his wife, 1.10.1665
Thomas, his son, 20.12.1665
Alice, his daughter, 15.4.1666
Robert, his son, 2.5.1666
William, his son, 2.5.1666
William & Mary Thorpe the parents of Thomas senior also died in 1666
Eyam is village in the Peak District National Park. The village is noted for an outbreak of bubonic plague which occurred there in 1665, in which the villagers chose to isolate themselves rather than let the infection spread. The present village was founded and named by Anglo-Saxons, although lead had been mined in the area by the Romans. Formerly industrial, its economy now relies on the tourist trade and it is promoted as 'the plague village'.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2171 7641 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.0533N 1:40.5498W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2171 7640
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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