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Matlock Bath from Lovers' Walk, 1799
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A Perspective View of
MATLOCK BATH in DERBYSHIRE
as it appears from the Grove called Lovers Walk
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The Cascade near Matlock Bath, late 18th century



Here is a truly lovely late eighteenth century engraving of Matlock Bath, which was engraved for and published in "The Modern Universal British Traveller". The buildings shown centre right are clearly the Old Bath Hotel. As Moore wrote in 1818 - "This is an extensive range of building ... where every accommodation will be found. Here are also assembly and billiard rooms for the amusement of the company. This is the primitive bath, and may be regarded as the nucleus, around which grew the present extended erections of Matlock Bath."
"Picturesque Excursions From Derby to Matlock Bath"


D. Jenkins was the engraver
The engraver was D. Jenkins.


The French Revolution and then Napoleonic Wars meant that people could not travel to the Continent, so tourism flourished at home. Illustrated guide books were produced to entice people to the various attractions within Great Britain.
Matlock & Matlock Bath Tourist Guides, transcripts & illustrations.
Matlock Public Notices & Announcements includes some notices about the Old Bath at this time.


Deborah Bensted has very generously provided the image.
It is taken from: "The Modern Universal British Traveller; or, A new, complete, and accurate tour through England, Wales, Scotland, and the neighbouring islands ..." The articles respecting England, by Charles Burlington, Esq. Such as relate to Wales, by David Llewellyn Rees, Gent. And those descriptive of Scotland, by Alexander Murray, M.A., etc.
Published London: J. Cooke, 1779.
Intended for personal use only.
Written, researched by an © Ann Andrews.