Plague at Cotgrave

During a plague outbreak in 1637, two men exiled themselves from their families, locked themselves in the church at Cotgrave and used the building as the village food store.

Food was placed on the church wall for people to collect, placing their money in a hollow Plague Stone filled with vinegar as disinfectant.

The Plague Stone remains in the church today and still fulfils a useful purpose as a holy-water stoup.

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