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Bonsall, the Water Fountain
The Water Fountain is opposite church at the bottom of Ember Lane

The Water Fountain, opposite church at the bottom of Ember Lane,
is dedicated to Robert Clay of Nether Green House and has been restored relatively recently.

Although the original inscription is wearing, the plaque below repeats the wording:

ERECTED BY THE
PARISHIONERS OF BONSALL
TO THE MEMORY OF
ROBERT CLAY ESQRE OF
NETHER GREEN HOUSE
FEBRUARY 1876

"Here are several handsome drinking fountains"[1]. The fountain shown above is particularly interesting to the web mistress because of the dedication. Robert Clay is on her family tree; as well as bringing water into the village he was also involved with the restoration of the church in 1863.

Elsewhere on this web site:
Bonsall in Kelly's 1891 Directory
Pigot's 1828-9 Directory, with Matlock, Matlock Bath and Darley includes Bonsall names
Pigot's 1831 Directory, with Matlock and Matlock Bath, includes Bonsall names
Pigot's Directory, 1842, also with Matlock and Matlock Bath, includes Bonsall names
Our Genealogy


Image © Andy Andrews.
Written, reasearched by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.

References:

[1] "Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire" (1881), pub Kelly and Co., p.924


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