Updated 17 Jan 2006

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 428


Taken about 1928, a nice multiview of Wirksworth. Click on each image to learn more.
St John's Street General View Alport Stone Cottage Hospital Black Rocks


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John Street Nearly the same photo (and same car) as "Cottage Hospital". At No 10 is the "Tiger Inn", kept by Charles Pashley in 1901.
Cottage Hospital. Waltham House (18 St John Street), was opened in 1928 as a cottage Hospital, taking over from Babington House (which had been Wirksworth's cottage hospital 1867-1927). Waltham House was formerly the home of George Wheatcroft, manufacturer of Tape and smallware.
General View. Looking North West from Gilkin Hill. Wirksworth is surrounded on 3 sides by hills, made of limestone. The quarrying in the 1900s nearly made the town unliveable, with dust and lorries, but the jobs were essential.
Alport Stone. A 20 ft pillar of quarried gritstone, and a difficult climbing challenge.
Black Rocks. A landmark of gritstone, and a fine viewpoint between Wirksworth and Cromford.
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