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With a view of Knolwston Place from above the Holt Quarry



This vignette of Knowleston Place was engraved for the London publishers Rock & Co. Ltd.; it is number 4451 and dated 30 Jan 1862.

Knowleston Place is a cluster of early and mid nineteenth century three storey properties as well as a two storey building with a stone plaque on which is carved the date of 1621 and the initials "W G W'. The taller terrace, with the bay windows, dates from 1857. All are Grade II listed. Behind the railings opposite the front gardens is what used to be Knowleston Place Pleasure Grounds, which every household had access to[1]. Several of these houses belonged to Henry Knowles, who had moved to Burton on Trent[1]. This was the same Henry Knowles who had owned part of what is today the Hall Leys[2]. In July 1899, following his death, six of the villas were amongst a range of Matlock properties advertised for sale[3].


Engraving of "Matlock" in the collection of and provided by and © Susan Tomlinson.
Information researched, written by and © Ann Andrews
Intended for personal use only.

References (coloured links are to transcripts and information elsewhere on this web site):

[1] "Derby Daily Telegraph", 16 June 1892. Mr. Henry Knowles, of Woodville, Burton-on-Trent, was advertising "Glendon", Endcliffe and Brook House to let.

[2] See Matlock: Hall Leys, about 1912 for more information.

[3] "Derbyshire Times", 1 July 1899. Knowles' estate were also selling properties in Church Street, Stoney Way and Matlock Green.