Place:Eyam, Derbyshire, England

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NameEyam
Alt namesAiunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 69
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.283°N 1.683°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Eyam (Anglian At the islands) is a village in Derbyshire, England. The village is best known for being the "plague village" that chose to isolate itself when the plague was discovered there in August 1665, rather than let the infection spread. The village was founded and named by Anglo-Saxons, although lead had been mined in the area by the Romans.

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