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 Heywood, Abel (1903) "Abel
Heywood's Guide Books, With Cycling, Walking and Driving Routes.
 "John Smedley of Matlock" (1888),
John Heywood, Manchester & London. Republished by the Arkwright
Society, c/o Tawney House, Matlock.
 "Derbyshire Times", 7 May 1870. "To be sold by private contract.
A small Hydropathic establishment pleasantly situated at Matlock
Bank, Derbyshire, known as "Stevenson's Hydropathic Establishment." The
Premises have been used as a Hydropathic Establishment for upwards
of Ten Years ... "
 Matthew Stevenson can be found living
on Matlock Bank in the
1861 census. Matlock's Enumerators did not provide many addresses,
so it is difficult to work out who was running Belle Vue in that
 In 1872 Charles Brooksbank paid for
several advertisements in "The Derbyshire Times", giving his residence as Belle
Vue. He later lived at Wellfield Cottage and in 1878 moved from
there to Summer Villa ("Derbyshire Times", 28 December 1878). In the
1881 census he was shown living next door to the Hydro, though
no address was given. Also see Post
1858 Wills, surnames B.
 Matthew Stevenson had married Mary
Ann (daughter Anthony) Wildgoose on 14 June 1859 ("The
Derby Mercury", 22 June, 1859). The couple were at Belle
Vue in the 1871 census and the
1881 census. They advertised in Kelly's
1876 Directory (Matlock section) | Kelly's Directory 1881 |
Kelly's Directory 1887. Matthew's will was proved in 1888. See Wills
 Adam Allsopp is shown living at the
Hydro in the 1891
census and the
1901 census. He and his wife advertised in Kelly's
1891 Directory | Kelly's
1895 Directory | Kelly's
1899 Directory. Also see Post 1858
Wills, surnames A (Mary Allsopp).
 See Kelly's
1908 Directory (two entries, under Belle View and Warner).
They were living at Belle View at the time of the 1911 census,
but the Hydro was not listed in either Kelly's 1912 Directory or
Kelly's 1916 Directory.
 "Derbyshire Courier",
19 December 1911.