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Plague at Eakring?

After surviving plague at Eyam in Derbyshire, the Rev. William Mompesson settled at Eakring in Nottinghamshire and lived there for the rest of his life. Things didn’t start off so well, even three years after the Plague he was at first refused entry to the village and obliged to live in a small hut erected in Rufford Park and preach outdoors. However, by the time of his death in 1709 he had settled into the village and helped to restore the dilapidated parish church.

In 1893 Lord Savile of Rufford Abbey erected a stone cross on the site of the Pulpit Ash to commemorate the unusual circumstances which had surrounded Mompesson's arrival in Nottinghamshire. 

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