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Monyash, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Monyash, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Bakewell parish, Derbyshire. The village stands in a hollow at the head of the river Lathkill, 5 miles WSW of Bakewell railway station; was at Domesday a penal settlement for refractory monks, was afterwards a market-town, and is now a seat of half-yearly Barmoot courts for matters relating to lead mines in the hundred of High Peak. It lias a post office under Bakewell; money order and telegraph office, Bakewell. The parish comprises 3146 acres; population, 402. The manor belongs to the Finney family. The land lies chiefly on limestone, and has a bleak appearance. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £211 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Bakewell. The church is old, was thoroughly restored in 1887, and consists of nave and aisles, with tower and octagonal spire. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, a Friends' meetinghouse, and an endowed school with £30 a year.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishBakewell 
HundredHigh Peak 
Poor Law unionBakewell 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Monyash from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Monyash are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictDerbyshire Dales
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE45
Post TownBakewell