Bonsall  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bonsall like this:

BONSALL, or Bonteshall, a village and a parish in Ashborne district, Derby. The village stands near the river Derwent and the Cromford canal, 1¼ mile W of Matlock Bath r. station, and 2 SW of Matlock; and it has a post office under Matlock Bath, and an ancient market cross.—The parish includes also the hamlet of Slaley. ...

Acres, 2,464. Real property, £5,489. Pop. 1,290. Houses, 305. The scenery is picturesque; and the rocks include much limestone and some valuable ores. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in stocking-making, comb-making, and the mining of zinc and lead. Traces exist of the Roman road to Manchester. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £220.* Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is ancient has a tower and fine spire; and was beautifully restored in 1863. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyan Methodists, and Primitive Methodists. An endowed school, founded in 1704, has £99.

Bonsall through time

Bonsall is now part of Derbyshire Dales district. Click here for graphs and data of how Derbyshire Dales has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bonsall itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bonsall in Derbyshire Dales | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th May 2021

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