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Matlock Dale is part of Matlock Bath and the Matlock boundary crosses the A6 at the bottom of St. John's Road. All the page titles begin with either Matlock Bath or Matlock Dale.

Each page in this section is linked back to here. It is also linked to the previous page and the next one, so all you need to do is to click on any one of the links below and you can navigate easily.


Entering the Dale from Matlock

Matlock Dale: Entering the Dale
Almost the first few the early travellers would have had of High Tor. Early twentieth century postcard
Matlock Bath: The Dale, 1907
Boys playing with a hoop in a snowy Matlock Dale

Artists' Corner

Matlock Dale: Artists' Corner from Pic Tor
In 1890 Mr Peters of Guilderoy secured the land at Artist's corner and prevented development
Matlock Dale: Artists' Corner
The houses in the shadow of High Tor, early twentieth century
Matlock Dale: Artists' Corner from High Tor, 1920s *New*
Looking down into the Dale from the top of High Tor
Matlock Dale: General View of Artists' Corner from High Tor, 1950s *New*

[General Views] From High Tor


Matlock Dale: Looking towards Matlock from High Tor, 1920s *New*
Two 1920s images and three modern photos of the Matlock and Matlock Bath boundary where there are some blocked up entrances
Matlock Dale: High Tor and Abram's Heights, 1925 *New*
Taken near the High Tor Tunnel

Matlock Bath end of the Dale

Matlock Bath: Brunswood Terrace
Photographed around 1910, this picture was taken to Canada by a local man who emigrated there

The Dale, Long Tor, the Cavern and Bottling Plant (pop works)

Matlock Bath: Photograph of Dale Road From High Tor
Early twentieth century photograph, showing Brunswood Terrace and Derwent House
Matlock Bath: Mrs. Whittaker's Long Tor Cavern, Dale Road
Mrs. Mary Whittaker first opened the Long Tor Cavern to the public in 1892. It almost didn't get off the ground as a business


Matlock Bath: Whittaker's Bottling Plant, Dale Road *Additional images*
From the top of High Tor, looking down at the bottling plant in the Dale. The series of buildings where the Whittaker family carried out their soft drinks business.
Whittaker's Tordale Bottling Plant, Dale Road, Matlock Bath - Labels
Bottle labels for Whittaker's and Tordale brands
Matlock Dale from Long Tor
The view has changed very little

Individual properties

Matlock Dale: Heath Bank, around 1900 *New*
Heath Bank is one of a pair of mid-Victorian detached red brick villas which face High Tor.

High Tor, with additional Artists' Corner images

Matlock Bath: High Tor
Beautiful photograph and a quote from Rhodes. The page is new, but the photograph and some of the text was originally in a different section of this web site

Matlock Dale: Views of High Tor, by Local Photographers. *New*
Two pictures taken by locals (Potter and Henshall), with a 1783 description of High Tor by Bray.
Matlock Bath: High Tor & Artists' Corner (1)
Matlock Bath: High Tor & Artists' Corner (2)
Matlock Dale: High Tor & Artists' Corner (3) *New*
The River Derwent has cut a deep and comparatively narrow gorge through the carboniferous limestone.

Matlock Dale: High Tor & Artists' Corner (4)
The sepia version is new *New*
Matlock Dale: High Tor & Artists' Corner (5) *New*
High Tor in 1909
Matlock Dale: High Tor & Artists' Corner (6) *New*
The Dale had changed by the 1920s and a quarry had appeared
Matlock Bath: High Tor and the Colour Works
How and why a Colour Works became established below High Tor in Matlock Dale
Matlock Bath: The High Tor, 1887
Painting by Henry Hadfield Cubley
Matlock Bath: High Tor, the Rock Face (1)
With a quote from Llewellynn Jewitt.
Now includes a brief description of the first succesful climb *New*
Matlock Bath: High Tor, the Rock Face (2)
The Giddy Edge.
Now includes an 1861 advertisement about paths and walkways being created *New*


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High Tor Grounds & Suspension Bridge

Matlock Dale: High Tor Grounds Entrance, about 1903 *New*
Opening ceremony of the suspension bridge over the River Derwent that connected the High Tor Grounds with the main road
Matlock Dale: High Tor Guest House, From High Tor Bridge
Romantic view of the Guest House, beautifully framed by the ironwork of the suspension bridge
Matlock Dale: High Tor & the Suspension Bridge over the Derwent *New*
About 1904, with a description from Abel Heywood's Guide

High Tor Hotel/Guest House/Tor Cottage

Matlock Dale: High Tor Guest House, 1945-50
Tor Cottage was built in Matlock Dale by Colonel Edward Payne in the early nineteenth century
Matlock Dale: High Tor Guest House, 1936-52
A second postcard
Matlock Dale: High Tor Guest House & Suspension Bridge *New*
Matlock Dale: High Tor and High Tor Hotel, 1950s
With a tale about pyrotechnics in the Dale in the 1830s

Weir and Tunnel



Matlock Dale: The Weir and the High Tor Tunnel *New*
The weir was built and goit were built for the colour works and the tunnel was blasted through in the mid to late 1840s.

St. John's Church


Matlock Dale: St. John's Church, Cliff Road (1) *New*
Matlock Dale: St. John's Church, Cliff Road (2)
The church peeps out from amongst the trees on the hillside above the row of cottages and houses in Matlock Dale.
Matlock Dale: St. John's Church, Cliff Road (3)
Matlock Dale: St. John's the Baptist Church, Interior
The best craftsmen were employed to carry out the work