Bath from Lovers' Walk, 1799
|Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century : Photographs,
Postcards, Engravings & Etchings
A Perspective View of
MATLOCK BATH in DERBYSHIRE
as it appears from the Grove called Lovers Walk
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."
Excursions From Derby to Matlock Bath"
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 Bath Tourist Guides, transcripts & illustrations.
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.