Panorama of Matlock*
|Eighteenth and nineteenth century tour guides about Matlock Bath and Matlock
by H. Barker, Esq.
|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*
| iii.-iv. PREFACE
Map, with view from the Museum Garden
| pp.01-11. Matlock
Bath | THE WATERS
| pp.12-20. ROYAL MUSEUM
| CAVERNS &c. | DEVONSHIRE CAVERN
| pp.20-30. Rides and
ROUND MATLOCK, NOT EXCEEDING THE DISTANCE OF ONE POST.
The village of Matlock, CHATSWORTH, WIRKSWORTH, BAKEWELL,
| pp.30-40. Tour of
ASHFORD, EYAM, MONSAL DALE, MIDDLETON DALE, CASTLETON, PEAK
CAVERN AND SCENERY, ABOUT CASTLETON, BAGSHAW'S CAVERN, MAM
TOR, OR THE SHIVERING MOUNTAIN, ODIN MINE.
| pp.41-51. Tour of
THE FLUOR SPAR MINE, WOODLANDS, CHEE TOR, TIDESWELL, WESTON,
ELDEN HOLE, EBBING AND FLOWING WELL, PEAK FOREST, BUXTON.
| Frontispiece from
the 3rd edition, 1828
A favourable review printed in the Morning Post, 29
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
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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