Place:Monyash, Derbyshire, England

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NameMonyash
Alt namesMareissource: Domesday Book (1985) p 70
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.183°N 1.767°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
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Monyash (/muhn-ee-ash/ munyash) is a small village in the limestone southern upland of the Peak District in Derbyshire about five miles west of the market town of Bakewell. It is in an area popular with walkers exploring the network of footpaths around the hills and dales. Centered on a traditional village green, the village, with about 280 inhabitants living in around 145 houses, lies about 275 metres above sea level at the head of Lathkill Dale. Tourism and farming (milk, beef and lamb) are the predominant activities of the village. The area has a reputation for beautiful scenery, pleasant walks and a peaceful environment. This tranquillity contrasts with the village’s vibrant past as an important meeting place around 2000 BC, later as a watering point for drovers’ animals at the intersection of several trade routes, and, for over 700 years, as a busy industrial centre supporting the local lead mining industry.

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