Eyam (/ iːm /) is a village in Derbyshire, England. The mid-English village in the Peak District is still known as the "plague village" because it imposed a quarantine on itself in August 1665, when the Great Plague arrived from London, to prevent further spread of the infection to the north. Eyam is a foundation of the Anglo-Saxons, who also gave the place its name. The Romans had already mined lead in the area.