3 thoughts on “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 Marth 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 (1984-1957), who ran it as a smallholding and died there in 1957.

  2. The cottage I think belonged to Mark and Ellen Leah in 1911 on Netherthorpe lane across from the Steelmetlers Arms. Their children were Harold, Hannah, Nellie, Henrietta and Ernest. I think it is a farm as Mark Leah was a farmer at no. 15 netherthorpe lane. The women in the picture maybe Hannah, Henrietta Nellie or Ellen Leah.
    Linda Geeson

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