"Bonsall where Kings and Prices are buried, and each
man has his own marble bridge over the river. So the old jest ran, followed
by the explanation that several families of the name King and Prince
lived in the village, and that a tiny stream runs down the gutter
of the principal street".
Nether Green is on the Clatterway, the road leading up from the Via
Gellia and the Pig of Lead into the centre of the village of Bonsall.
The former Coach House of Nether Green House is the building behind
the street lamp (centre of picture). You can also see the side of
Nether Green House, which is the one with the double bay window. This
house was lived in by the webmistress's Clay relatives in the nineteenth
century, who were millers by trade, and the original mill stone is
still in the garden.
Below Nether Green House are some stone built cottages and my great
aunt lived in one of them - Nether Green Cottage - in the 1920's and
1930's. It was always described as being 'opposite the bottom end
of Slaley Lane'; the signpost is pointing towards Slaley. As for the
stream mentioned in the quotation above, it is to the rear of the
properties so between the houses and the wooded rock face.
The postcard probably dates from around 1920.
Elsewhere on this web site:
in Kelly's 1891 Directory
1828-9 Directory, with Matlock, Matlock Bath and Darley includes Bonsall names
1831 Directory, with Matlock and Matlock Bath, includes Bonsall names
Directory, 1842, also with Matlock and Matlock Bath, includes