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The Lydgate Graves, Eyam - Plague Village - Derbyshire

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The Riley Graves are located just outside Eyam village....

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Mompessons Well - Eyam Village - Derbyshire

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Eyam Church

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Eyam Riley Graves
Riley Graves

Situated just outside the village of Eyam in Derbyshire are the Riley Graves which are actually the resting place of the Hancock family.

The Hancock family fell victim to the Eyam plague in 10 very sad days back in August 1666.

 

 

Eyam - The Riley Graves 

 


The graves are open to visit and after a short uphill walk from the main Eyam village streets you come to the site overlooking one of the best views in the Peak District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burying the dead at Riley's field

 

 

 
Eyam Plague Village