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The village of Eyam in Derbyshire's Peak District is famous for the sacrifice made by villagers when the Great Plague that came to London in 1665 spread to the village via an infected bale of cloth. To ensure that the plague did not spread to the rest of Derbyshire the villagers imposed a voluntary quarantine of the village during which the plague killed at least 260 villagers, with only 83 surviving out of a population of 350. These cottages next to the village church were inhabited by some of the plague victims, and are now known as the Plague Cottages.
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  • Taken: Aug 12, 2016
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  • Updated: Aug 11, 2018