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Riley Graves, Eyam, Derbyshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoRams
N 53° 17.033 W 001° 39.519
30U E 589424 N 5904690
Quick Description: One of the smallest National Trust properties (formed as a circular wall encompassing the graves, it is only 10m across) the graves therein commemorate the Hancock family who perished in the plague years of the 17th century.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/4/2009 7:43:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM6APX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
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Long Description:
East of the village of Eyam, Elizabeth Hancock buried her husband and six children here during 8 days in August 1666. They had died of the plague which had come to Eyam the year previous, bourne in a roll of wet cloth from London. The Rev William Monpesson had persuaded the villagers to quarrantine themselves within the parish and thereby prevent the disease from spreading any further. The plague claimed 260 lives in a 14 month period in Eyam.
The village name is pronounced 'EEM'.

There are graves with simple headstones for:

Elizabeth - August 3rd
William - August 7th
John - August 7th
Oner - August 7th
John - August 8th
Alice - August 9th
Amy - August 10th
The address of property, including Postcode.:
Rail - the nearest station is at Grindleford, approximately 3 km away. A pleasant walk. Bus - visited by numbers 65, 66, X67, the village of Eyam is well catered for by bus links. Car - park on the southern outskirts of Eyam. Walk away from the village and follow the signs along a farm track eastwards.

The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
Open Access. Free

Web page: [Web Link]

National Trust member: yes

Parking place (optional): Not Listed

References: Not listed

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