Stricken by the plague in the autumn of 1665, this village chose to cut itself off from the outside world in self-imposed quarantine. Only a quarter of its inhabitants survived the epidemic. Eyam Hall, a modest manor house in the village, is still occupied by the Wright family, who built it in 1671. It includes a display of fine furniture and an interesting country gentleman's library compiled over the centuries.
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