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Bemroses' Guide to Matlock ... , about 1869*
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Matlock House Advertisement, 1888

Rockside Hydro

Rockside 1903

Claremont, Matlock and Mr Rowland

The Rowland's Advertisement for Matlock House and Rockside Hydros.
Image scan 2004 Ann Andrews

Some additional notes:

'Rock Side Hydropathic Establishment was erected by Mr Charles ROWLAND, in 1862, and subsequently considerably enlarged.'
"History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire" (1895) by T. Bulmer and Co,, Matlock
The date for Rockside that was provided by Bulmer, was two years out. Rockside was built in 1860.

Charles ROWLAND, living at Rockside in the 1871 census, advertised as a Professor of Hydropathy & Land Owner; he was born at Burton on Trent in Staffordshire. In 1871 his wife Sarah was living slightly down the hill as she was running Matlock House Establishment; she too stated that she was a Professor of Hydropathy & Land Owner; she was born at Coton in the Elms, Derbyshire. They advertised in several Trades Directories including Kelly's 1864. By 1876 they were only advertising Matlock House Hydro.

*'Bemroses' Guide to Matlock, Bakewell, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, &c' by John Hicklin, Third Edition, pub Bemrose and Sons, London (no date, but about 1869).
Reproduced here with the very kind permission and help of Sonia Addis Smith, whose book this is from.
OCRed and images scanned by Ann Andrews, 2001 - 2004.

More on site information about this hydro and Water Cures:

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Read a poem about the pleasure, or otherwise, of a treatment at Matlock House circa 1881 on Matlock and Matlock Bath: Inspiration of Poets

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