3 thoughts on “Ernest Leah’s Cottage (Netherthorpe House). Photo courtesy of Jean Cookson.

  1. Netherthorpe House, 15 Netherthorpe Lane, Killamarsh. This old house has obviously seen better days. Originally a public house owned by William Rotherham (1799-1869). He lived there after marrying Martha Smith (1807-1851) of Killamarsh in 1830. William was also a butcher and had a butcher’s shop and brewhouse across the road on the site of The Steelmelters. When, in 1845, he moved to take a farm in Coal Aston, he leased Netherthorpe house to William Leah (1775-1838), of Killamarsh. The Leahs lived there for the next three generations, ending with Ernest Mark Leah (1894-1957), who ran it as a smallholding and died there in 1957.

  2. Hello. I have recently purchased 15 Netherthorpe and I think this photograph is the same property. Does anyone know anything about the history of the property.


    Michelle Farr

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