| Old Books about the Matlocks
The books listed in this section are rare and some may only be found
in archives, libraries or other depositories, or through second
hand book stores. Some have been scanned.
|Adam, W. (1840) "The Gem of the Peak" London;
Longman & Co., Paternoster Row MDCCCXL
There are several editions of this, the first being published in 1838.
(Matlock extracts from
the 1840 edition are on site)
|Allen, John (1848) "Matlock. A poem." Whittaker & Co.:
London: William Bemrose: Derby, pp. 69.
|Allen, John (1860?) "Matlock. A poem." Whittaker &
Co.: London, [1860?] pp. 135.
A second edition of the above, with other poems.
|Baddeley, Mountford John Byrde (1880 and other years) "The
Peak District of Derbyshire and neighbouring counties", one
of a series of "Thorough Guides", Dulau &
|Barker, H. Esq. (1827) "The Panorama
of Matlock and Its Environs; With the Tour of the Peak",
Longman & Co., London
(Transcript of the 1827 edition is on site)
|"Black's Tourist Guide to Derbyshire" (1888)
pub. Adam and Charles Black Edinburgh (quoted on site)
|Bradbury, Edward (1884) "All about Derbyshire."
Simpkin Marshall, London : Richard Keene, All Saints', Derby
of the Matlock section, with illustrations, is on site)
|Bray, W (1778) "Sketch of a Tour into Derbyshire and
|Britton, John and Edward Wedlake Brayley,
(1802) "The Beauties of England and Wales" Vol III,
published Cumberland, Isle of Man, and Derbyshire.
extracts pp.504-512 | More
extracts pp.512-526 | Engraving
of Willersley Castle)
|Bryan, Benjamin (1903) "History of Matlock - Matlock,
Manor and Parish" London by Bemrose & Sons, Limited
(widely quoted on site)
|Buckley, Joseph, of Wirksworth  "Matlock Bank,
Derbyshire, as it was, and is: being an account of the origin
and development of the Matlock hydropathic establishments, with
a short sketch of the personal history of John Smedley, etc.",
Job Caudwell: London; J. Buckley: Wirksworth
|Cardin, Joe Hall (1907) "Visitors' New Guide to the
Surroundings of Matlock & Matlock Bath, with diagrams of walks
and byeways. Also an introduction to its geology, minerals &
flora", J. C. Goodall: Matlock pp. 87.
|Cox, J Charles (1877) "Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire
Vol II" Chesterfield: Palmer and Edmunds, London: Bemrose
and Sons, 10 Paternoster Buildings; and Derby (quoted on site)
|Cox, John Charles, (1915, 2nd edition, revised), "Derbyshire"
- Illustrated by J. Charles Wall, Methuen & Co., London.
Cox was then Rector of Holdenby, Northampton.
|Croston, James (1863) " Buxton and its Resources: with
excursions to Haddon, Chatsworth, Castleton, Matlock and Dove
Dale", Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: London
|Croston, James (1868) (2nd Ed) "On Foot
Through the Peak; or a Summer Saunter Through the Hills and Dales
of Derbyshire", Manchester: John Heywood, 141 & 143,
Deansgate. London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co.
of a large part of three chapters are on this website)
|Davies, David Peter (1811) "History of Derbyshire"
pub. S. Mason, Belper.
Parishes, 1811 is based on this book and is a searchable
alphabetical listing elsewhere on this site. There are descriptions
of parishes in the county, including Matlock
and Matlock Bath).
|Defoe, Daniel (1724-6) "A Tour through
the Whole Island of Great Britain" (Extract
about Matlock [Bath] onsite)
|Firth, J.B. (1908) "Highways and Byways in Derbyshire"
MacMillan & Co., London
There are a number of extracts on this website
|Glover, Stephen [of Derby] (1830) "The Peak Guide; containing
the topographical, statistical, and general history of Buxton,
Chatsworth, Edensor, Castleton, Bakewell, Haddon, Matlock, and
Cromford; with an introduction" ... Edited by T. Noble.
|Gomme G.L. (ed) (1893) "The Gentleman's Magazine Library,
English Topography Part III, Derbyshire - Dorsetshire".
A collection of articles submitted to the magazine between 1731
(Full transcription of Derbyshire
is on site and Matlock is included)
|"Guide to the Grand Cavern within the
Mountain of Abraham's
Heights, Matlock Bath." (1818) Mark Wardle: Manchester,
pp. 12 [booklet]
|Hall, Spencer Timothy (1863) "Days in Derbyshire ..."
With sixty illustrations by J. Gresley (artist), Dalziel Brothers
(illustrators). Simpkin, Marshall and Co, Stationers' Hall Court,
London, and printed by Richard Keene, All Saints, Derby.
of the Matlock section, with illustrations, is onsite)
|Heywood, Abel: "Abel Heywood's Guide Books, With Cycling,
Walking and Driving Routes.
Matlock Illustrated." Abel Heywood & Son, Manchester
& London (one of Abel Heywood's series of penny guide books)
|Henricus (1838) "The Matlock Tourist;
and Guide through the Peak, embracing Matlock Bath, Haddon, Chatsworth
of the Matlock section is onsite)
|Hicklin, John (about 1869) "Bemroses'
Guide to Matlock, Bakewell, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, &c" pub.
London, Derby and "The Library", Matlock Bath. (Transcript
and engravings of the Matlock section are
|Hilder, J. W. (1896, also 1898) "A New Guide to Matlock
Bath". Edited by J. W. Hilder. W. E. Smith: Matlock Bath,
|"Holmes Hand Book to Matlock Bath & Neighbourhood,
including Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Dovedale &c."
(1866) London : G. Vickers, Strand. Matlock Bath : T. H. Holmes (Transcript
of the Matlock section is onsite)
|Hutchinson, John of Chapel en le Frith (1810), "Romantic
Beauties of Matlock", pub. M. Wardle, Manchester
| Jeayes, Isaac Herbert (1906) "Derbyshire
Charters in Public and Private Libraries and Muniment Rooms." pub.
London Bemrose & Sons Ltd., 4 Snow Hill, E.C. and Derby.
|Jewitt, Arthur (1835, 2nd. ed.) "The
Matlock Companion and Visitor's Guide to the Beauties of the Matlock,
... including also a brief sketch of Buxton", printed
|Jewitt, Llewellynn Frederick William (?1860) "The Matlock
Companion and Visitor's Guide to the Beauties of the Peak of Derbyshire
... " pub. Derby Telegraph Office: Derby (quoted on site)
|Lewis, Samuel (1848) "A Topographical Dictionary of
England", 7th Edition, in Four Volumes.
Lockie has transcribed the Dictionaries. Read the
Matlock section on his web site, (external links open in
a new window))
|Lipscomb, George (1802) "A description
of Matlock-bath, with an attempt to explain the causes of the
heat, and of the petrifying quality of the springs; to which is
added some account of Chatsworth and Kedleston, and the mineral
waters of Quarndon and Kedleston", pub Birmingham.
|Lysons, Rev Daniel and Samuel Lysons Esq. (1817) "Topographical
and Historical Account of Derbyshire" London: Printed
for T. Cadell, Strand; and G. and A. Greenland, Poultry (quoted
on site). This is the Derbyshire section of their "Magna
| Mason, Charlotte M (1882) "The Forty
the onsite extract)
|Mee, Arthur (ed.) (1937) "Derbyshire:
The Peak Country",The King's England Series, Hodder and
Stoughton Limited, London
|Moore, Henry (1818) "Picturesque Excursions
From Derby to Matlock Bath, and its Vicinity ; Being a Descriptive
Guide to the Most Interesting Scenery and Curiosities in that
Romantic District, With Observations Thereon", published
by H. Moore, Drawing Master; Printed by T. Wilkinson, Ridgefield,
transcript, with illustrations, is on this website)
|Peach, Lawrence du Garde (1954)
"John Smedley of Matlock and his Hydro",
Bemrose Publicity Co.: Derby & London
|Pendleton, John (1886) "A History of
Derbyshire" - Popular County Histories - pub. London,
Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, E.C.
|Pilkington, James (1789) "A
View of the Present State of Derbyshire; with an Account of its
most Remarkable Antiquities ... in two volumes. Volume I". Derby : Printed and
sold by J. Drewry; Sold also by J. Johnson, No.72, St. Paul's Churchyard
; And J. Deighton, Holborn, London.
|Rhodes, Ebenezer (1824) "Peak Scenery" pub.
London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster
Row (quoted on site)
|(1916) "Smedley's Hydropathic Establishment,
Matlock", pub. John Heywood : Manchester & London
of Matlock Bath",
Pub. Boots Cash Chemists, Nottingham.
24 page booklet costing 1 penny.
|Statham, W. N. (1925) "History of Matlock
Parish Church", Geo. Hodgkinson: Matlock (quoted on site)
|Steer, Henry (1897) "The Smedleys of
Matlock Bank", E. Stock: London
|"The Victoria History of the English
Counties. A History of Derbyshire Vol. I." Constable & Co.,
Pall Mall, London (1907) : (Ed. 1970) University of London. ISBN
0 7129 0447 6
|Thwaites, William, of Sheffield (1865?) "The
Visitor's Handbook to Buxton, Matlock, Bakewell, etc.",
Sheffield; Leeds printed : House and Co.
|Ward, Reverend Richard (1814) "The Matlock, Buxton and
Castleton Guide, containing concise accounts of these and other
remarkable places ... in the ... County of Derby", Derby
|Ward Lock & Co's "Guide to Matlock,
Dovedale, Etc.", Illustrated Guide Books of England and
The publication year for a particular guide is at the bottom
of a page a few in from the back of the book.
|R. N. Worth, F.G.S., (1890) "Tourist's
Guide to Derbyshire", Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur
Street, Charing Cross
| New and more recent books
Although some of these titles may be out of print and are no longer
available to buy, 'out of print' does not mean that the book is out
of copyright. If they are out of print and you live in the UK you
could try obtaining a copy to read through the inter library loan
service at your local public library.
** = Book image reproduced by kind permission of the author or publisher
|Arkle, M. J. (1983) "Tuppence Up, Penny
Down", printed by Geo. Hodgkinson (Printers) Ltd - booklet
sold in Aid of All Saint's School. (See Bank
Road & the Steep-Gradient Tramway)
|Bayles, Freda and Ede, Janet (1997) "Matlock Bath Walks
Then and Now", ISBN 095-2576 333
Peter Aspey writes that it also contains some interesting old
photos, as well as bits of history
|Barton, David A. : Collected by (1993) "Around Matlock
in Old Photographs", Alan Sutton Publishing, Stroud.
There is also a slightly different version of the above:
Barton, David A. "Around Matlock in Old Photographs",
(1998) part of a series called "Britain in Old Photographs",
Budding Books, ISBN 1-84015-076-9
Photographs including pictures of the Royal Hotel, Bank House Hydro
(now the Record Office), Matlock Bath Ladies Cricket Team ca. 1930
and the Ernest Bailey's Rugby Team ca.1950. There are even photos
of the deep snowfalls that occurred in the winter of 1946/7, when
Matlock was particularly badly affected.
|Beresford, Charles "The Bath at
War, A Derbyshire Community and the Great War" (2007).
Country Books/Ashridge Press. ISBN 978 1 901214 91 8.
Available directly from either the publishers, via the
author, in selected local shops and at Derbyshire County
Local Studies Library in Matlock.
Hardback, 5284p, £20
The quickest is to order from:
Bath at War website (opens in a new window).
Thoroughly researched book from archived material and
various family collections. Coverage includes the experiences
of the men who served, the stories of those who died,
food shortages and the resort's economy. Charles Beresford
has obtained information from various parts of the world,
including Canada. The Canadian Convalescent Officers'
Hospital was in Matlock Bath. The author has visited
many of the graves - one quite moving touch is that
soil from the Derwent Gardens was sprinkled beside a
War Grave in Poland.
This is a truly fascinating read. Correspondents who have read it have
found it hard to put down, despite the size (it is a very big book).
"It is masterly as a story of such a war and its effects on a village and
in such detail ..." Charles Beresford's tenacity in researching every individual
he writes about and their personal story has been remarkable.
Bunting's Review on the GUKUTILS site (will open
in a new window)
on the Great War Forum (will open in a new window)
Matlock Bath's War Memorials
|Bower, Alan (1985) "The Water Cure".
Derbyshire Heritage Series, pub. J H Hall & Sons Ltd, Siddals
Road, Derby. ISBN 0 946404 55 0
|Buckley, Joseph (1888) "Recollections of the late John
Smedley of Matlock, and The water cure." "First
published in 1888 by John Heywood, Manchester and London,
with a new introduction by David A Barton, now re-published
by the Arkwright Society, c/o Tawney House, Matlock, reprinted
by G. C. Britain and Sons Ltd., Ripley, Derbyshire." (1973)
|Bunting, Julie (2002) "Matlock
and Matlock Bath", Tempus Publishing Ltd.,
The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Gloucestershire,
GL5 2QG 128pp. 220 illus. ISBN 0-7524-2455-6. - RRP £10.99**
A collection of images offering "a
fresh perspective of this beautiful area of the Peak District." Covering
all aspects of Matlock and Matlock Bath life and developments
through the images, some of which have not been published
before, Julie Bunting's supporting text is well researched.
The authoress is a very well respected local journalist.
All the above information supplied by and reproduced
with the kind permission of Tempus Publishing Limited.
Bates' Review on the GUKUTILS site (opens in a new
tab or window)
|Buxton, David (1992) "Derbyshire of One Hundred Years
Ago", Alan Sutton Publishing Limited Stroud Gloucestershire
and Derbyshire County Council ISBN 0-7509-0216-7
Large, clear photographs of life in the county a hundred years
ago ranging from pictures of school children to coal miners
and workers at Chatsworth. The text includes extracts from the
High Peak News and extracts from Alison Uttley's work. This
well known writer was brought up in the nearby village of Cromford.
A really excellent book.
Buxton, Doreen and Charlton, Christopher
(November 2013) "Cromford Revisited", The
Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Educational Trust.
ISBN 978-0-9541940-6-2. Soft Cover, £18.**
This excellent, long awaited, book is the culmination of many
years of painstaking research and describes the development
of Cromford as an industrial village. Of particular interest
to Matlock and Matlock Bath readers are the sections on Sir
Richard Arkwright and his descendants, Willersley Castle and
the Willersley estate, the Lea Mills strike (1911-12) and Scarthin.
Peter Nightingale, George Evans of Bonsall and the Gells were
also key players. The Bonsall Brook, running through the Via
Gellia from Ivonbrook Grange to Cromford, played a major part
in Cromford's history. Beautifully illustrated.
It is available from Scarthin Books
|"Cable Tramway from Matlock Bridge to Matlock Bank,
The" (1972) pub. Arkwright Society ISBN 0-90314903-6.
Reprint of "Report of the Inaugural Ceremony"
(1893) with additions
|Cameron, Kenneth (1959) "The Place Names
Part II - English Place-Name Society Volume XXVIII Cambridge
University Press. Covers Scarsdale Hundred, Wirksworth Hundred,
& Litchurch Hundred. Matlock and Matlock Bath
Names and their derivations, including dates. Also lists field
|Clay, David : Transcribed by (1992) "The
Free and Voluntary Present 1661 Derbyshire", © Derbyshire
Family History Society - ISBN 0-947964-20-7
Transcript for the whole county of PRO document reference E179.
245/6 Free and Voluntary Present, Derbyshire. 45 Matlock names
are listed and also what sum they gave towards the gift to King
Charles II which enabled him to return to England and be crowned.
The list includes the Woolley surname (see Riber above). Excellent.
buy a copy from
DFHS web-site | See Matlock
Names in 17th Century Lists - Free and Voluntary Present)
|Craven, Maxwell and Stanley, Michael (1991) "Derbyshire
Has a section on Riber Castle (There is on site info
about Riber Castle)
|Daniel, C. (1978) "Derbyshire Portraits"
Has a short account of John Smedley (Read about
|"The Derbyshire Village Book" published by
the Derbyshire Federation of Women's Institutes & Countryside
Books, 1991. ISBN 1 85306 133 6 [now out of print, but quoted
|"Derbyshire Within Living Memory" published
by the Derbyshire Federation of Women's Institutes & Countryside
Books, 1996. ISBN 1 85306 399 1. Members of Starkholmes W.I. were amongst
|"The Derwent Valley Mills and
their Communities", published by The Derwent
Valley Mills Partnership, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire,
DE4 3AG, 2001. ISBN 0-9541940-0-4**
"An historical account of Masson, Cromford, Belper, Milford,
Darley Abbey and Lombe's Mills and the communities which grew
up around them. The story of the historical events during the
eighteenth century which took place between Matlock and Derby
in the Derwent Valley as the factory system was born."
Over 100 pages, beautifully illustrated and wonderfully
informative; this is a really well researched book. There
are descriptions of all types of listed buildings in the
area, from the mills and the workers' cottages to the outside
privies. Biographies of the leaders in the mill trade are
included. This was part of the successful bid for World
Heritage status. Produced by a Steering Panel that includes
English Heritage, The Arkwright Society and several councils.
Sponsored by the University of Derby and The Derbyshire.
- The Arkwright Society, Sir Richard Arkwright's Cromford Mill, Mill
Lane, Cromford, DE4 3RQ Price £14.90 + £2.50 p&p
(Cheques to the Arkwright Society)
- The County Library County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG Price £14.90
+ £2.50 p&p (UK)
(Cheques to Derbyshire County Council)
Contact details for County Hall LSL to
check availability and p&p
Ron Duggins worked for the Matlock Mercury for many years. His series
of books about Matlock and District are filled with pictures published
in the newspaper over four decades and include, in the earlier
books, photographs that were taken by the
late Harry Gill.
- (2006) "Echoes of the Dales", the 1950s,
pub. Landmark, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. ISBN 1-84306-306-9, £9.99.
*See Disclaimer (The
first print run ran out, so more were printed shortly before Christmas
- (2007) "Echoes of the Dales", the 1960s, pub. Landmark
ISBN 13: 978-1-84306-346-9 (on the back cover ISBN 1-84306-346-8),
- (2008) "Echoes of the Dales", the 1970s, pub. Landmark
ISBN-13: 978-1-84306-365-0, £9.99.
- (2009) "Echoes of the Dales", the 1980s, Part 1 pub.
Landmark ISBN-13: 978-1-84306-417-6, £9.99.
- (2009) "Echoes of the Dales", the 1980s, Part
2 pub. Landmark, £9.99.
Read a review
of the 1950s book on Derbyshire GUKUTILS (will open in
a new tab or window)
Read a review
of the 1970s book on Derbyshire GUKUTILS (will
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Read a review
of the 1980s book (Part 1) on Derbyshire GUKUTILS (will open
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Read a review
of the 1980s book (Part 2) on Derbyshire GUKUTILS (will
open in a new tab or window)
|Edwards, David G. (edited by) (1982) "Derbyshire
Hearth Tax Assessments 1662 - 70", pub. The Derbyshire
Record Society Volume VII. [now out of print, but being republished]
Hearth Tax assessments for Matlock in 1670 are to be found under
the entries for the Wirksworth Hundred (pp.188-190). 120 Matlock
names in that year had to pay the annual tax which was levied
on the number of fire hearths they had. This was also referred
to as 'chimney money'.
An alphabetic list of Matlock surnames can be found on the page Matlock
Names in 17th Century Lists - Hearth Tax
(See link to The Derbyshire Record
Society, under 'Derbyshire')
|Flindall, Roger and Hayes, Andrew (1976) "The
Caverns and Mines of Matlock Bath, 1 The Nestus Mines: Rutland
and Masson Caverns", Moorland Publishing Company
|Glover, Catherine and Riden, Philip (edited by)
(1981) "William Woolley's History of Derbyshire" Derbyshire
Record Society Volume VI. Although Woolley's "History" was
written in 1712 it has not been published before
|Hardy, Clive. (1999) "Around Matlock", Waterton
Press, Bridgend. ISBN 1-84125-107-0.
Reproductions from the Francis Frith Collections. Frith was a
Victorian photographer and the book includes clear photographs
from the 1880's. Photographs of Willersley Castle, Lea Hurst
and Cromford are included
|Henstock, Norman (?) "Matlock Congregational Church
1848 - 1972 - Its Origin and Its History"
(See the onsite list of
|Hornsey, Brian (1997) "Ninety Years of Cinema in Buxton,
Matlock, New Mills" pub. Fuchsiaprint ISBN 1873969422
|Innes-Smith, Robert (1978 and 1993) "Matlock
pub. Derbyshire Countryside Ltd., Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HE
Useful and inexpensive booklet.
|Johnson, Marion (1970) "Derbyshire Village Schools
in the Nineteenth Century", pub. David & Charles,
Newton Abbot ISBN 0-7153 4757 8
|"Matlock, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Wirksworth"
(1999) ISBN 1859826954
|Merrill, John N. (1994) "Matlock" pub. Trail
Crest Publications ISBN 1874754276
|Mitchell, Ian (2000) "A History of All
Saints' Church Matlock Bank (1876-2000)", pub. All Saints'
PCC. There is no ISBN number. The
book also has some information about All Saints' School
Saints' Church web site.
Also: "A Matlock Bank Miscellany, Essays by Members of the
All Saints' Local History Group" (2002).
(On this site: About
All Saints' Church |
About All Saints'
|Naylor, Peter J., "The Derbyshire connections
of the Stokely Family of Iowa".
A private publication for the descendants of the Allen family of
Riber. A copy was donated to Derbyshire County Library, Local
Studies Department, in 1987 (now part of Derbyshire Record Office).
|Naylor, Peter (November 2003) "History of Matlock",
Landmark Collector's Library ISBN: 1 84306 081 7 £15.95
a review of this book on Derbyshire GUKUTILS (will open
in a new window)
|Oakes, J. Margaret (2009) "A
Window on John Smedley's World", Country Books, Little
Longstone, Derbyshire, £11.50. ISBN 978-1-906789 13 8**.
This is currently available (2016) in local bookshops and newsagents.
|Porter, L & Fowkes, D. (1979 reprinted 1986) "Bygone
Days in the Peak District", Morland Publishing Co.
Ltd., Ashbourne Derbyshire. ISBN 0-86190016-2 (paperback)
Photographs and short descriptions. Includes Matlock Bath station
building and Matlock's Tram.
|Roberts, Alan (2012), "Matlock &
Matlock Bath Through Time", pub Amberley
The Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4EP. RRP £14.99
Some lovely historic images, many from Picture
the Past, with comparable photographs
of the view or building today.
|Robinson, Arnold (1995) "Cycling Around Matlock"
pub. Footprint ISBN 1874754365
|Rodgers, Frank (1992) "Curiosities of Derbyshire and
the Peak District", pub. Derbyshire Countryside ISBN
Matlock's Curiosities (Riber Castle and the Wishing Stone
at Lumsdale) are included.
|Rodgers, Frank (2000) "More Curiosities
of Derbyshire and the Peak District", pub. Derbyshire
Countryside ISBN 0-85100-132-7 (paperback).
|Scollins, Richard and Titford, John (2000) "Ey Up Mi
Duck! Dialect of Derbyshire and the East Midlands" pub.
Countryside Books, Newbury, Berkshire ISBN 1 85306 658 3
|Smith, Martin (1998) "Walks Around Matlock"
pub. Dalesman ISBN 185568148X
Paperback for hikers and walkers
|Smith, Roly "Matlock Photographic Memories"
from the Francis Frith Collection, Series of Photographic Memories
ISBN 1-85937-676-2 (paperback)
|Taylor, Keith (2010) "Matlock
and the Great War 1914 - 1919", Country Books/Ashridge
Press. ISBN 978 1 906789 38 1. Limited Edition**
"Matlock's families were not to be spared the suffering
and sacrifice that came with war."
The County Library County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire,
DE4 3AG, £12.99 + p&p (UK)
Cheques to Derbyshire County Council
See Contact details for County
Hall LSL to check availability and p&p
Published in mid November 2010, this is almost the last
book of Keith Taylor's about the names on the local war
memorials. He has previously published information about,
for example, memorials at Bonsall, Darley Dale, Winster,
Baslow, Rowsley, Edensor, Pilsley and Beeley.
Matlock Bath's War Memorials
Taylor, Keith (2012) "The Matlocks
and District in the Second World War - A Diary of Events
in Matlock, Matlock Bath and District 1935 - 1955",
Country Books/Ashridge Press. ISBN 978-1-906789-71-8.
Limited Edition **
The stories of the servicemen who lost
their lives during the Second World War and who are commemorated
on the Matlock, Matlock Bath or Ernest Bailey School
Memorials, together with tales of life on the Home Front.
The author has ensured that those who died will not be forgotten.
County Hall Local Studies Library, County Hall,
Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG, £14.99 + p&p
Cheques to Derbyshire County Council
See Contact details for
County Hall LSL to check availability and p&p
Matlock & Matlock
Bath's War Memorials
|Turbutt, Gladwyn (1999) "History of Derbyshire"
pub. Merton Priory Press, Four large volumes.
An extremely impressive history of the county that has been highly
acclaimed by the critics.
|Waite, Glynn (2012) "The Matlock
Cable Tramway", Pynot Publishing, 50 Main
Road, Holmesfield, Dronfield, Derbyshire. ISBN 978-0-9562706-5-8.
Soft cover, £19.99.**
from the publisher
The author's thorough research and the wonderful photographs
makes this book stand out amongst recent Matlock publications. It
makes fascinating reading.
Also see Bank Road & the
a review of Glynn's "Cromford
Station - A History" on
Derbyshire GUKUTILS (the page
will open in a new tab or window)
|Wigfull, Phil (2011) "The Romping Lion
- The story of the Dakeyne Disc Engine", Country Books,
ISBN 978 1 906789 50 3.
Not strictly Matlock but deals with the extraordinary machinery
built by two of the Dayekne family for their flax mills at Darley.
|Willis, Lynn and Parker, Harry (1999) "Images
Of England: Peak District Mining and Quarrying", pub.
Tempus Publishing Limited, Gloucester ISBN 0-7524-1710-X
Includes pictures of members of the Barmote Court, some of whom
were from Matlock and Matlock Bath, and a history of the Nestus
| Books: possible availability
|Books that are out of
Availability of the older titles or more recent out of print
- the independent bookshop at the old Hassop
Station in Derbyshire (used
to be Countrybookshop). It no longer lists titles on line, but will you can email
to see if they have the book you want;
- or Scarthin Books (again,
you will need to email them, but their service has always been quick and efficient).
GUKUTILS: Derbyshire Book Reviews & Summaries (opens
in a new window)
Read Julie Bunting's reviews of books about the county on Rosemary
| Other Publications: CDs,
Floppies, Microfiche and Videos
|Derbyshire Family History Society
have many publications for sale. Of relevance to Matlock and District
are various census indexes, trades directories, strays indexes
and the Matlock Bath Holy Trinity memorial inscriptions which are
published on microfiche.
These are available from:
Booksales Manager of Derbyshire Family History Society
(see web site for address and to confirm price).
|Registers available on CD
||1. Indexes of St. Giles' Church Registers
(Matlock Parish Church)**.
The CD includes:
Baptisms 1637 - 1837 (end of), Burials 1637 - 1910,
Marriages 1637 - 1860.
Price: £12.50 for UK purchasers | £13.50 for
The CDs are in database format with versions for Microsoft
Works and Access, plus set of .CSV files for loading onto
other databases. Includes photos of Matlock and these are
viewable with Internet Explorer, in jpg format.
2. Indexes of St. Mary's Church,
Cromford Registers and those of Matlock Bath Holy Trinity
are also available**.
The CD includes:
Cromford Baptisms 1797 - 1900 (end of), Burials 1803
- 1843, Marriages 1869 - 1900.
Matlock Bath Baptisms 1842 - 1900 (end of), Burials
1845 - 1900, Marriages 1844 - 1900.
Price: £10.00 for UK purchasers | £11.00
Order one or both of the CDs from:-
Val Neal, 50 Main Street,
DE4 4LU, England
Cheques should be made payable to Val Neal. I'd be grateful
if you told Val that you are enquiring about the CD as a result
of seeing the above information
(For CD transcripts of other local churches and chapels - see GENUKI)
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