St Leonard's Church, Monyash (1999)

Recent Photograph of St Leonard's Church (1999) (Monyash)

St Leonard's Church is to be found a short distance to the south of the square, and in the aptly named Church Street. The church was founded at an early date, but until 1848, Monash was one of the many chapelries of Bakewell.

Apparently according to The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland , 1868, Monyash is mentioned in Domesday Survey as being “a place of penal settlement for ill-behaved monks”, though as far as I can tell all it says is that it was one of the 8 outliers of Bakewell, along with Haddon, Holme, Rowsley, Burton, Conkesbury, ‘One Ash’, and Over Haddon.

What remains of the village cross stands in the centre of the Village Green. It dates from 1340, when the village was first given the right to hold a weekly market, and a twice-yearly fair.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Our Peakland Villages, The Peak Advertiser, 1986.

Image contributed by Andrew McCann on 9th April 1999.
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