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The Panorama of Matlock*
Eighteenth and nineteenth century tour guides about Matlock Bath and Matlock
 
by H. Barker, Esq.
Section of the frontispiece from the 3rd edition, 1828
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Published in the reign of King George IV.
Ann Andrews' transcript has been taken from the copy
of the 1827 edition held at Derby Local Studies Library*


CONTENTS
green button iii.-iv. PREFACE
Map, with view from the Museum Garden
green button pp.01-11. Matlock Bath | THE WATERS
green button pp.12-20. ROYAL MUSEUM | CAVERNS &c. | DEVONSHIRE CAVERN
green button pp.20-30. Rides and Excursions
ROUND MATLOCK, NOT EXCEEDING THE DISTANCE OF ONE POST.
The village of Matlock, CHATSWORTH, WIRKSWORTH, BAKEWELL, ASHOVER, CHESTERFIELD.
MINERALOGY
DOVEDALE, KEDLESTON
green button pp.30-40. Tour of the Peak
ASHFORD, EYAM, MONSAL DALE, MIDDLETON DALE, CASTLETON, PEAK CAVERN AND SCENERY, ABOUT CASTLETON, BAGSHAW'S CAVERN, MAM TOR, OR THE SHIVERING MOUNTAIN, ODIN MINE.
green button pp.41-51. Tour of the Peak
THE FLUOR SPAR MINE, WOODLANDS, CHEE TOR, TIDESWELL, WESTON, ELDEN HOLE, EBBING AND FLOWING WELL, PEAK FOREST, BUXTON.
CONCLUSION
green button Frontispiece from the 3rd edition, 1828

Title page

A favourable review printed in the Morning Post, 29 December 1827

"Derbyshire
The beautiful County of Derby has long been the subject of admiration, whether to the Painter, the Poet, or the Mineralogist. Indeed Nature seems to have been lavish in the bestowal of her gifts on this interesting district ; its surface abounding in fertile and picturesque scenery, and its mines and subterraneous caverns are the richest and most extensive in England. s a bathing place it has of late, become of considerable reputation and importance. We are led to these observations on perusing a small Work called "The Panorama of Matlock," (published by Longman and Co., and Mawe, 149, Strand), in which the numerous interesting views and places of resort are pointed out, together with the easiest modes of visiting them, and the best inns, boarding houses, &c. We have seldom seen a small work more elegantly produced, and it is evident the Author has been greatly interested in the subject, and we would very strongly recommend its perusal to all who visit or are acquainted with these delightful scenes."



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Derby LSL also has:

  • 3rd edition (1828);
  • 7th edition (1829);
  • the 9th edition (confusingly with the 1828 frontispiece);
  • 1834 edition by A. Goode Barker assisted by his father and published by S Rayner, Spar and Marble Warehouse, 232 Regent St, London, J. Vallance, Museum, Matlock and Messrs Bright & Son, Crescent, Buxton. Also with a pictorial frontispiece.

*Transcribed by Ann Andrews in March 2004 from:
"The Panorama of Matlock and Its Environs; With the Tour of the Peak", by H. Barker, Esq. (1827), published by Longman & Co., London. From the copy held at Derby Local Studies Library (ref DLSL 143) and published here with the librarian's very kind permission.
Also very grateful thanks to Jane Steer for generously providing copies and all her help and interest.

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