Eyam - Sketch of Mompesson's Well

Pen and Ink Drawing of Mompesson's Well (Eyam)

This Sketch shows the Well where coins from Eyam residents were exchanged for produce from outside during Eyam Plague (1665/6) Vinegar was added to the well water to purify the coins, and so prevent the infection from spreading.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Sketch contributed by Don Rimmington on 6th October 2004.
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