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Images of Matlock Dale,
part of a large collection of 'just' images of Matlock and Matlock Bath not on individual pages
High Tor views are described on postcards and in books as being in both Matlock Bath and Matlock.
Little wonder that this view was so favoured by artists!

Below are seventeen half size images, all of postcards or stereoviews of Matlock Dale.
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  1. High Tor, Matlock - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    High Tor, Matlock

    Valentine's Series Souvenir Post Card, No. 13204. Original was taken about 1893.
    Looking upwards to High Tor from the river level, showing Tor Cottage (later the High Tor Hotel) peeping between the trees, which are in full leaf. Lovely view.
    On the back: No message (PC)


  2. High Tor (vertical) - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    High Tor, Matlock

    Valentine's Series Souvenir Post Card, number 13205, about 1893.
    This is the same view from the riverbank as number 13204 (immediately above), but is close up.
    On the back: Postmarked Matlock Bath on Aug 13 1909 and sent to Mr Herberto Meadowcroft (Knight of the Soot and Water) of Reddish, Stockport. (PC)


  3. High Tor, Matlock - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    High Tor, Matlock

    Photograph includes Tor Cottage (The High Tor Guest House/Hotel)
    On the back: Boots Cash Chemist "Pelham" Series. Where the stamp is to go are the words: Affix half penny stamp inland. Penny stamp Foreign. Printed in Prussia. No message (PC)


  4. The High Tor, Matlock - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    The High Tor, Matlock

    On the back: Ralph Tuck Framed Aquagraph. A continuation of a note to 'Ella' about a sprained ankle! The sender was clearly staying nearby (first part of this message is on the back of 'On the Derwent, Matlock Bath' (see Images, Matlock Bath) (PC)


  5. High Tor, Matlock Bath - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    High Tor, Matlock Bath

    Looking northwards towards High Tor from Matlock Bath rather than the usual view. Lovely colour card of the Tor.
    On the back: Raphael Tuck and Sons. Chromette "Matlock Bath". Postcard (Regd.) 4916. Postmarked Matlock Bridge and Sent to Master Bert Spencer, Sergeants Mess, Towyn on Aug 4 1906 from Harry, who had cycled over to Matlock Bath (PC)


  6. Matlock Bath, High Tor - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Matlock Bath, High Tor

    Painted from a similar position to the image 13 in this section, it shows less of Artists Corner and the buildings on the hillside above Tor Cottage. No.309. No message (PC)


  7. Matlock - High Tor (No 3) - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Matlock, High Tor (No.3)

    On the back: Queen Series. Posted Aug 24[?] 1909 in Matlock and sent to Miss Adcock of Salisbury by George.
    No. 2 in the series is in the section on Images, Matlock Bath (PC)


  8. Matlock Bath, High Tor - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Matlock Dale, High Tor

    The Tor, with the High Tor Hotel. No.20805.
    On the back: Sep 11 1907 - to Miss Adcock at Barlboro Hall, Chesterfield (PC)


  9. Matlock Bath : High Tor from the River - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Matlock Bath, High Tor from the River

    Looking up to High Tor and showing the footbridge across the river. There is a lovely clear reflection of High Tor in the water.
    - You may enjoy this one! It says it is 'a little bit of Switzerland' - and is written in French. Please contact the web mistress if you have any information about Mistress Wedgewood of Slindon, near Arundel
    Celeque Series, Published by the Photochrom Co., London & Tunbridge Wells. No.B.33155. (PC)


  10. Matlock Dale - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Matlock Dale

    Looking north towards Artists' Corner and Matlock. Good view of River Derwent, the footbridge and the roadside buildings. It has been taken from opposite the present colour works bridge.
    On the back: shows postmark of Lincoln, dated 1904 and sent to Miss Adams of Nottingham (written on diagonal). The sender, Ethel, reports that her sister hasn't been well for a long time. (PC)

    Also see: Matlock Bath: Dale Road, Stereoview


  11. Matlock Dale, High Tor - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Matlock Dale, High Tor

    Photograph No.L4133, looking south
    Shows the very obvious signs of the workings at Flax Quarry, just south of the High Tor Hotel. Also the tippings into the river.
    On the back: No message. Published by the Photochrom Co., London & Tunbridge Wells (PC)


  12. Switzerland View, Matlock - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Switzerland View, Matlock

    Looking south and down into the Dale, showing the houses directly opposite High Tor and the bridge that led across to the colour works.
    On the back: Sent Aug 7 1910 to Mr. Meadowcroft from Reddish, who staying in Llandudno. Valentine's Series Famous Throughout the World. Another card was posted in 1908, though the card was first published before then, probably in 1892. (PC)


  13. The Derwent and High Tor, Matlock Bridge - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    The Derwent and High Tor, Matlock Bridge

    Looking south, this lovely view shows High Tor and Artist's Corner, with a clear view of Tor Cottage/House (later the High Tor Hotel). The blacksmith's, run by the Martin family, is on the corner opposite the Tor Cottage coach house. Similar view to image 6 in this section.
    On the back: H.M. & Co, London, "Typical View" Series 190 "Matlock". Printed in Hessen No message (PC)

    Colin Goodwyn has supplied the following additional information:
    This picture was also printed by other publishers. For example, a card published by Milton reads 'The Milton View Series No.426 Woolstone Bros, London E.C.' The Milton version was also 'Printed in Hessen'. A third example was printed by 'HM&Co' and marked 'F W Martindale, stationer, 67 Carr Lane, Hull' with a postmark of 27.11.1904.
    The buildings up behind Tor House are the greenhouse and tennis court and possibly, to the right, part of the gardener's cottage garden wall. The greenhouse has its back to us and the glass sloped down the other side. On some cards it is possible to see the poles supporting the tennis court netting. The bridge is definitely painted on.


  14. St. John's Church, Matlock - Full size image | Back | Preview half size back

    St. John's Church, Matlock

    Valentine's Series, No.61550 (last number indistinct). Dates from 1908-9.
    This church was designed by Sir Guy Dawber and the postcard shows the oriel window and bell turret.
    On the back: To Miss M Wiggett, Attleborough, Norfolk 20 Aug 1924 and posted at Matlock (PC)


  15. View of High Tor - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    View of High Tor

    Caption on Card reads Matlock Bath, The English Switzerland, Midland Route, Liverpool, Manchester and London. (A Midland Railway card)
    On the back: Photochrome, Co. Ltd. Where the stamp is to go it reads 'Midland Railway of England. The best route for comfortable travel and picturesque scenery. Undated and no message (PC)

    This card is part of a series on site of Railway Cards of Derbyshire Scenes - the others are elsewhere on this website


  16. Stereo view of High Tor - Full size image | Back

    High Tor stereo

    Taken from the garden of Tor Cottage (later the High Tor Guest House). It shows the property's original railings, most of which went when the wall fell down in 1939.
    On the back: High Tor Matlock E T Jackson No.22 (PC/2)


  17. Stereo view, footbridge over the River Derwent below High Tor - Full size image | Back

    Old bridge

    This shows the old colour works bridge. The base of one of the piers is still visible in the river bed.
    On the back: High Tor Matlock No.16 [E T J No 197 is handwritten] (PC/2)

    This bridge is also shown on Matlock Bath, High Tor and the Colour Works elsewhere on this website