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Matlock from the Memorial



St Giles Church 1904



St. Giles Church,
before 1908



St. Giles Church & Old Matlock, early 20thc



This postcard of Matlock Town, designated Old Matlock by the artist, is from a painting by Henry Hadfield Cubley. It is difficult to provide an exact date; whilst it is likely to have been painted in the first decade of the 20th century it is possible that Cubley painted this scene in the last part of the nineteenth century. The webmistress believes that he included his wife and two little girls to add something extra to the picture.

Here is the area near St. Giles' parish church, which is off picture on the right, at the bend in Church Street. Behind the lamp is the entrance to the late eighteenth century Rectory. The Wheatsheaf (Wheatsheaf Farm) is the very old building behind the ancient tree. According to Pevsner's architectural guide, it dates from 1681 and has "a symmetrical front with windows of mullion-and-transome-crosses"[1]. Pevsner also commented that "no one can feel the nearness of modern Matlock here[1]". This is still true today, despite the increased use of the motor car.

Church Street was part of the old road connecting Matlock and Cromford and there were several inns along the route. The sign belongs to the old King's Head.

There used to be a biography of the artist on this page.
This has moved to the Biographies page


A selection of Cubley's paintings of Matlock & Matlock Bath that are on this web site:



The Old Bridge,
Matlock


Matlock Bank
from the
Derwent, 1903


Matlock Church
from Hawe Leys,
1906


Lea Hurst


Pic Tor


Riber Hall


High Tor 1887
 

 


Ralph Tuck & Sons "Oilette" [Regd.] Postcard 1705. Not used, so no date.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews Intended for personal use only

References (coloured hyperlinks are to transcripts elsewhere on this website):

[1] Pevsner, Nikolaus (1953) "The Buildings of England, Derbyshire" Penguin Books London, Melbourne, Baltimore, p. 179.