The Census returns for Eyam are split into two. 'East of the Church' includes part of the modern village of Stoney Middleton. The village of Stoney Middleton on the Lover's Leap side of the brook belonged to Eyam parish until 1934.
The parish was in the Matlock sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.
The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
The first surviving Eyam Parish Register (12 September 1630 - 21 January 1768) has been transcribed by John & Francine Clifford, and the first section, 1630-1700, has been printed and is available for purchase as one of Derbyshire Record Society Publications.
The second General Register covers baptisms and burials for the period 1768-1812. There are three baptism registers; 1813-1845, 1846-1890 and 1891-1913; two marriage registers prior to 1837; 1754-1790, and 1791-1837, and an unbroken series of marriage registers from 1837 onwards until (I think) the 1950s. There is one burial register covering the period 1813-66.
The registers are all in excellent condition, and are available for searching at the Derbyshire Record Office; however, the first register may be consulted only on microfilm. The Clifford's transcription is however excellent, and a result of a combined transcription of the PR and BTs, so you don't really need to!
All the more recent registers, including burials from 1867 to the present day, are still in the possession of the Incumbent. However, the burials register, when I consulted it in 1987 at the church was almost full, so if anyone knows differently, and it too has been lodged in the Record Office, please let me know.
Bishops Transcripts also exist covering the period 1660-1868. The originals are held at the Lichfield Joint Record Office, but have been microfilmed, so the film should be available on loan via your local Family History Center. There are two films - #0428912 (1660-1810), and #0498081 (1810-1866).
Parish Register - Unusual Entry: "3rd March 1773 - On this day 3 corpse and other human bones found in a cavern in Eyam Dale by a person who was trying for a lead mine".
The church was in the rural deanery of Eyam.
The Reformed Wesleyans built a chapel here in 1812.
A Reformed Wesleyan chapel also existed in Foolow in 1890 as well as one in Eyam Woodland.
"EYAM is a township, in the parish of its name, in the same hundred as Stoney Middleton, about one mile N.N.W. from that town, five E. by N. from Tideswell, and twelve W. by N. from Chesterfield. The neighbourhood of this village derived, at one period, a considerable degree of prosperity from the lead mines at Foolow, a small village one mile west of this place; but for some years past these works have declined, and with them the population of the neighbourhood."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
Eyam Woodland is a township on the Sheffield Road in this parish. Genuki has a separate parish profile for this place.
You can see pictures of Eyam which are provided by:
This village was almost depopulated by the plague of 1666. 5/6ths of the population were killed. Many of the dead were buried outside the graveyard in gardens and fields near where they died. Neighboring villages brought food and goods and left them near a line drawn around the village. Eyam residents would leave money or goods in kind to pay for these items.
Andrfew HILL has a photograph of the Plague Cottage in Eyam on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2012