SK2176 : Plague Cottages, Eyam

taken 5 years ago, near to Eyam, Derbyshire, England

Plague Cottages, Eyam
Plague Cottages, Eyam
Probably only in Eyam would it seem appropriate to call a house 'plague cottage'. This row is known as plague cottages because it was here in 1665 that George Viccars, a journeyman tailor, lodged with a widow and her two sons. He received a consignment of cloth from London - where bubonic plague was raging - and from this he contracted the disease and was the first victim in the village.

Eyam is a 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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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Housing, Dwellings Primary Subject: Cottages
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Eyam Village [76] · Houses in Eyam [28] ·
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 November, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 27 November, 2018
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2171 7641 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.0533N 1:40.5498W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2173 7639
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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