Monument record MDR6725 - Plague Stone, Eyam and Stoney Middleton
Type and Period (1)
- PLAGUE STONE (Stuart - 1665 AD to 1666 AD)
- None recorded
A stone with circular holes in, used for disinfecting money through immersion in vinegar. The money would be left by the people of Eyam in return for the food and clothing left by the people of Stoney Middleton during the plague of 1665-6. (1) A 1971, 1:2500 map shows that the stone was on the civil parish boundary. The parish boundary appears to have subsequently been altered. (3) Photographic record. (4-5) At SK 22847564 is a large boulder with six holes drilled in the top.It was used as a plague boundary stone for Eyam,1665-6.(a) See GP AO/65/96/7. (1)
- --- SDR16803 Unpublished document: Storer, A. 1992. Pers Comm.. 29. 6. 92.
- <1> SDR16801 Index: Davies, J (PPJPB). 1983. Peak Park Treasures E143. E143.
- <1> SDR6077 Index: F1 BHS 10-NOV-65.
- <2> SDR16802 Photograph: PPJPB. Plague Boundary Stone.
- <4> SDR18970 Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 473.20a-21a.
- <5> SDR18971 Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 5486.1-3.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 2264 7580 (10m by 10m) (Centre)|
|Civil Parish||EYAM, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
|Civil Parish||STONEY MIDDLETON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Mar 2 2010 9:39AM