St James the Apostle Churchyard

  • 89 Church St, Bonsall, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England
  • 15 Memorials added (27% photographed)

Bonsall is a small hill-village on the high ground west of the Heights of Abraham. With a large church, an ancient market cross and a number of good C17 and C18 houses, it was clearly once a more important place than its present remoteness would suggest; as well as being involved in the lead mining industry general to the area it also became a flourishing centre for framework knitting. The church, of 13th century origin, stands in a prominent position overlooking the village. It has a 15th century tower surrounded by stone crowns and gargoyles and surmounted by a magnificent spire decorated with ornamental bands. One of the pillars in the north arcade has a curious stone figure at its base known as The Bonsall Imp - a cross between a frog and a unicorn. A major restoration project was initiated in 1997.

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GPS Coordinates: 53.11962, -1.58321

  • Added: 10 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2249185