Riley Graves, Eyam, Derbyshire

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Here are the graves of the Hancock family who died during the outbreak of plague in Eyam. In the space of a week farmer Elizabeth Hancock lost her husband and 6 children to the plague. Elizabeth had to bury her family herself and carried and buried them on the hill over 8 days. The memorials were added later and it is a National Trust Monument. Grade II listed. Restored by Thomas Birds. Riley is derived from 'Royal Land'.
The land war purchased by Thomas Birds (abt.1752-abt.1783) and the graves restored.

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