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Place record MDR3934 - Cucklet Church - Natural cave associated with plague 1665-6

Type and Period (1)

  • (Stuart to Unknown - 1665 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

[Name SK 2153 7619] CUCKLET CHURCH [G.T.] (1) Cucklet Church is a natural arch in a rock in the Delf where the Rev. William Mompesson preached during the plague of 1665-6. (2) A natural cave with four entrances. See GP AO/65/96/8. Published survey (25") correct. (3) A natural limestone crag with arch. closed by parishioners of eyam during closure of village in plague year 1666. A commemorative service is traditionally held there on the last sunday in August. (4)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Photograph: PPJPB. Cucklet Church.
  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Wood, W. 1883. History of Eyam 1883.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 18-NOV-65.
  • <4> Index: Fifield, P (PPJPB). Peak Park Treasures G3. G3.



Grid reference Centred SK 2153 7619 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1229

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Record last edited

Jan 5 2000 12:00AM

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