Sorry to hear the old stone at Bonsall Moor is now illegible. Having been
brought up at Bonsall, I remember the stone well. As mischievous lads we
gave the area a wide berth as our folks told us it was haunted. I guess it
was more to do with all the mine shafts around 'Allsopp's Hole' as we called
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From: "Paul Burke" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 6:49 AM
Subject: Re: Burial under Boundry Stones
> Bob Clarke wrote:
> > Hi All
> > Is anyone out there familiar with human remains underneath large,
> > stones, pref. on boundries. They have to be Post-Roman is possible.
> Not sure if the human remains are actually there, but a stone guidepost
> on Bonsall Moor (near Matlock Derbys) is reputed to have held an
> inscription stating that nearby one Allsopp of Slayley was buried.
> Probably the stone was around 1709. Assumed to have been a suicide.
> Apparently this part of the stone is now illegible.
> Paul Burke