Updated 3 Mar 2011

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 560


Cottages, Matlock Dale.

Architect's sketches obtained on Ebay, showing cottages built 1899, that still exist in 2007. They appear on the 1901 Census as 1,2 and 3 St John Terrace.
Elaine Buckley writes:
I recognise the cottages on Dale Road. They were for the quarry workers of the then Greatorex's Quarry latterly Derbyshire Stone. Leaving Matlock after the railway bridge , the Boathouse pub then some houses on the righthand side. After a few hundred yards on the left is the ironbridge to Pic Tor and Matlock Town footbrdge. Just after this on the right is a small road where the cottages are situated. The quarry was just behind them in the picture. Now a vehicle park I believe. I cannot remember who lived in the cottages.
Architects sketch for 3 attached cottages at Matlock Bath DE4 3PR.
"Cottages, Matlock Dale. The Building News 27 Jan 1899.
E.Guy Dawber and Whitwell. Architects".

Not much change after 110 years. Now called 128 The Dale.
Image taken about 2010 by Google Street
Living Room 13'x13', Parlour 11'x9' (RH cottage only), Scullery 11'x11', pantry 6'x5', fuel room 5'x4', and two bedrooms upstairs (RH cottage has 3 bedrooms). No indication where the Toilet is (outside?). Each room seems to have a fire.

Photos taken by Mike Spencer.
St Johns Terrace, Matlock Bath.
Satellite view of the cottages.

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