Boundary Stone, Eyam, Derbyshire.
Eyam was subject to a self-imposed quarantine in the 17th century due to the plague. The boundary stone was where outsiders left food and supplies for the villagers; the holes in the stone were filled with vinegar in which money for goods could be left (the vinegar was supposed to disinfect the coins).

Boundary Stone, Eyam, Derbyshire.

Eyam was subject to a self-imposed quarantine in the 17th century due to the plague. The boundary stone was where outsiders left food and supplies for the villagers; the holes in the stone were filled with vinegar in which money for goods could be left (the vinegar was supposed to disinfect the coins).