Martyn Gillie (martyn.gillie#tesco.net) writes
My name is Martyn Gillie and I am a local historian and tour guide for the
I do guided tours of Lumsdale and can identify the buildings in the
It was taken from the wishing stone area of Matlock
which is off Asker Lane.
The house on the left is Lumsdale House, once owned by John Garton who
ran bleaching mills in the valley.
The buildings on the right are as
follows. The top one was a corn mill which closed in 1929. The next one
down were maintenance sheds, the building below that was a bleaching mill.
The lowest one down was originally built as a cotton mill being of the
same design as Cromford Mill and built around 1784. Part of the lower
complex also included a blacksmiths.
Photo taken: before 1927
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