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Eyam, Derbyshire

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Eyam, Derbyshire

Eyam is a small 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.
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK2176
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01433
Population926 (2001)

Other names by which Eyam, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Aiune ~ Woodland Eyam ~ Aivne

Eyam, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Eyam, par., township, and vil., N. Derbyshire, in Eyam Dale, 5 miles N. of Bakewell -- par., 4541 ac., pop. 1498; township, 2404 ac., pop. 1038; P.O., T.O.; on Eyam Edge is a barrow upwards of 100 ft. in diameter, and on Eyam Moor is a Druidical circle.

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