A pretty limestone village with the shaft of an old market cross on a banana-shaped green. Monyash, a former lead mining centre, once held a weekly market and twice-yearly fairs. A large pond, Fere Mere, is now the only survivor from five meres which used to provide the village’s drinking water. Monyash has close associations with the Quakers, who have a modest burial ground behind a former Quaker chapel. The village lies close to Lathkill Dale, its scenery hard to beat in all England.