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WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Views by Barber 1888

    In 1891 Joseph J Hope was a Jeweller and spar worker living in Holme Road, Matlock Bath. About that year he commissioned publication of a booklet of engravings called "The Album of Matlock and District Views", from Photographs by F.Barber, The Matlock Studio, Matlock Bank.". These photos were probably taken about 1888, when Frederick Barber moved to Matlock Bath from Sheffield.

    The Album consists of 22 engravings, of which 11 are reproduced below, being those that lie within the area of study of this website.

1.Derwent Parade & Jubilee Promenade, Matlock Bath.
See also: X175 X184 and X204.
2.Matlock Bridge and Bank (Smedley's Hydro in top right, Dale Road bottom left).
See also X346.
3.St Giles' Parish Church, Matlock.
See also X338.
4.Congregational Church, Chesterfield Rd, Matlock Bank
This church was opened in 1866 and the architect was W.Hull of Northampton. It has now been demolished.
See also: X480.
5.Riber Castle, Matlock, built by John Smedley
See also X166.
6.Matlock house, Hydropathic Establishment.
See also X435.
7.Midland Hotel, North Parade, Matlock Bath.
Next to the bridge crossing the Derwent, leading to the station.
See also:X481 and 1891 Census.
8.Station Hotel, North Parade, Matlock Bath.
Opposite the Midland Hotel, it was later called the County and Station Hotel.
See also X481 and 1891 Census.
9.Royal Hotel, Matlock Bath.
"with Hydropathic Baths of every description".
See also: X157.
10.New Bath Hotel, Matlock Bath.
See also: X391
11.Rock Side, Hydropathic Establishment, Matlock
The original Rockside Hydro was opened by Charles Rowland in 1862.
A row of houses was removed and Rock Side extended backwards.
See also: X173 and X198.

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