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Nether Green, Bonsall
Nether Green, on Bonsall's Clatterway

"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"[1].

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:
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
includes a photo of Robert Clay's memorial and an image of the family crest.

"Nether Green, Bonsall". Copyright Lilywhite Ltd Sowerby Bridge, Guaranteed Real Photo and British Manufacture. Card No BSLL. 5.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews
Researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.


[1] Firth, J.B. (1908) "Highways and Byways in Derbyshire" MacMillan & Co., London, p.473

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