Population: 969 Grid Reference: SK220764 Co-ordinates: 53.284,-1.671


The stocks and Eyam Hall

Historic village in the heart of the Peak District. Dating back to Anglo-Saxon times.  Known as the "Plague Village" this village invented the "Lock Down"  in 1665 when a flea-infested bundle of cloth arrived from plague-hit London for the local tailor. Most of the villagers perished in the epidemic.

Interesting features in Eyam include the stocks and Eyam Hall (above). There is one pub here, the Miners Arms.

Lead has been mined in the area since Roman times and there are several interesting caves that can be explored nearby including the extensive Carlswark Cavern.