Eyam, Derbyshire, England

Plague Cottages in Eyam

Eyam Hall

Eyam Hall was built in 1672, six years after the plague ravished Eyam. It is a wonderfully unspoilt example of a grit-stone Jacobean manor house that was home to the Wright family for eleven generations.


It is reputed to be haunted by an old man that has been sighted in the upstairs parts of the house.


Pictured left is Eyam Hall courtesy of Dave Pipe.

Main Street,



S32 5QW.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.

The Miners Arms

The Miners Arms is a 17th century inn and restaurant originally built in 1630. It was originally named the Kings Head, but the name changed to The Miners Arms following regular meetings of local mine owners.


It is reputed to be very haunted. Apparitions include an elderly woman wearing a black bonnet, black cape and boots. It has been suggested that she is a former landlords wife who was murdered in the 17th century.


Two young girls are also reported to haunt the pub. Apparently, they died in a fire here in the building that stood on the site prior to 1630. They are said to be responsible for child-like pranks and giggling noises.


Pictured above is the Miners Arms courtesy of Robin Drayton.

The Miners Arms,

Water Lane,


Derbyshire, S32 5RG.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Eyam is a village in Derbyshire, England.

It is renowned for the 1665 outbreak of bubonic plague which occurred there. The villagers chose to isolate themselves rather than let the infection spread, selfless act that saved countless lives.

Pictured left are cottages of victims of the plague courtesy of Dave Pipe. On the left is "Rose Cottage", home of the Thorpe family, where all nine family members died. On the right is the home of Mary Hadfield and her family; all members of the household except Mary died. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.