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From the Heights of Abraham, 1866-78

From the Heights of Abraham, 1892

From the Heights of Abraham, about 1914

Ashfiedl/The Villa

An image from:

Smedley's Practical Hydropathy

John Smedley
An engraving by C. Bailey.

The image shows South Parade and some of the riverside buildings. In the centre is Holy Trinity Church with the Bath Terrace Hotel in the background. To the left are the limestone crags of Cat Tor. The Old Bath Hotel and other buildings on Temple Walk are also shown here. The Villa/Ashfield, described as being the oldest building in Matlock Bath in the nineteenth century, is on the extreme right, facing us over the trees in the bottom corner. Note the shepherd and his flock of sheep in the opposite corner.

From the same book:
View from Bank

Starting out

Drawing Room


Riber Hall
The Heights

High Tor


Riber Castle

The above mid 19th century engraving has been taken from:
Smedley, John "Smedley's Practical Hydropathy, 15th ed.", James Blackwood & Co., Paternoster Row, London, p.136. By the time this edition was published Mr. Smedley had died and the business had been taken over by Smedley's Hydropathic Company (Limited).
It was, however, also published in the first edition of this work, that advertisements indicate was published in July 1858.
Image scan and information © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.