Monument record MDR6716 - Plague gravestones, Lydgate, Eyam
Type and Period (2)
- PLAGUE MEMORIAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- PLAGUE CEMETERY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
In the parson's field, in the Lydgate, 2 recumbent gravestones are laid parallel to one another. These are 2 of the remianing memorials to victims of the Eyam plague, 1665-6. (1) Two gravestones in walled enclosure with stile and signboard off lydgate, Eyam. These are the graves of a father and daughter and date from the 1665-6 plague. (2) The gravestones are now standing upright. There is a plaque that reads "LYDGATE GRAVES/ PLAGUE VICTIMS/ GEORGE DARBY JULY 4TH 1666/ MARY DAUGHTER OF GEORGE DARBY/ DIED SEPT 4TH 1666" (3) Photographic record. (5-6) A grade II listed pair of plague gravestones in an enclosure. They are dated 1666 and early 20th century. They are constructed of gritstone and limestone rubble. The gravestone to south is inscribed 'HERE LYETH BVR THE BODY OF GEORGE DARBY WHO DIED JULY 4TH, 1666'. The one to the north is inscribed 'MARY, THE DAUGHER OF GEORGE DARBY, DYED SEPTEMBER 4TH, 1666'. There is a rubble enclosing wall with rubble copings. (7)
- <1> SDR16907 Index: OS. SK 27 NW 26. SK 27 NW 26.
- <2> SDR16747 Index: Davies, J (PPJPB). 1983. Peak Park Treasures G2. G2.
- <3> SDR16748 Verbal communication: Storer, A. 1992. Pers Comm.. 11/6/92.
- <4> SDR16749 Photograph: PPJPB. Eyam, Plague Memorial (Lydgate Graves).
- <5> SDR18971 Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 5411.1.
- <6> SDR18970 Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 480.18a.
- <7> SDR19551 Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE No: 1109986.
|Grid reference||SK 2206 7631 (point)|
|Civil Parish||EYAM, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Jan 7 2015 5:31PM