The Building Site

Useful information

List of suggested indigenous species of plants

Trees: Field Maple (Acer campestre); Alder (Alnus glutinosa); Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna); Beech (Fagus sylvatica); Ash (Fraxinus excelsior); Holly (Ilex aquifolium); Wild cherry (Prunus avium); Whitebeam (Sorbus aria); Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia); Yew (Taxus baccata); Lime (Tilia cordata) small leaf.

Hedges: Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna); Beech (Fagus sylvatica); Holly (Ilex aquifolium); Yew (Taxus baccata); Black Thorn (Prunus spinosa).

Ground cover shrubs: Ivy (Hedera species); St John's wort (Hypericum calycinum); Creeping juniper (Juniperus communis); Shrubby honeysuckle (Lonicera pileata); Periwinkle (Vinca minor).

Reclaiming footpaths

Footpaths are legally highways and are the responsibility of the Highways Authority, Derbyshire County Council. They maintain a Definitive Map of the legal rights of way. A path on the ground or an Ordnance Survey map may not be a legal right of way. Copies of the Definitive Map are available in public libraries as well as the District and County Council offices and with Parish councillors. Once you are sure the apth is a legal right of way, report any obstruction to the Parish Council who undertake maintenance on behalf of the County Council. Or you can contact the Footpaths Officer at either the District or County Council offices. they will discuss with the person responsible for the obstruction the best way to maintain public access.

Suitable wet-dash render mixes

First coat: 1 part cement, 1 part lime, 4 parts sand.

Second coat: 1 part cement, 1 part lime, 3 parts limestone dust, 3 parts limestone chippings (5mm and smaller)

Pointing: mix 6 parts crushed limestone, 1 part cement. 

Rubble stonework


Slightly recessed joints, to emphasise the shape of the stones 

Mortar smeared over the face of the stones - a half rendered effect

From 'Peak District National Park Building Design Guide'

You can buy copies of Bonsall's Village Design Statement and Parish Map

See a section of the Parish Map here

Bonsall Parish Map - folded £2.50, rolled £3.50
Bonsall Village Design Statement - £5.00

(p&p 50p) From: W. Bullar, 19 High Street, Bonsall, Derbyshire, DE4 2AS