The view to both the north and the east from just below the Heights
of Jacob, looking down on the River Derwent and North Parade.
Photographs taken from the Heights of Jacob have been a popular
subject for postcards over the years. The picture is unusual
in that it was taken from lower down the hillside than the more
common panoramas on the
next page. Whilst we cannot really see High Tor (the lighter
green hillside on the left) in this image, we can see Riber and its
castle, plus Starkholmes, on the opposite hillside. Judging by the
freshness of the greenery this picture shows Matlock Bath in the
The photographer was standing in the large field close to the
bottom of Orchard Road, just above the junction with West Bank.
There had been an Old Lime Kiln in the field, shown on Ordnance
Survey maps from the 1880s until the 1930s, but by the 1960s it
was described as just a disused shaft. Of note are the strongly
built stone walls on either side of Orchard Road, especially the
one behind the Temple Hotel which is the white building, bottom
right. Waterloo Road, with Belle Vue House and Wellington House,
winds up the hillside centre left until it meets the top of Holme
Road beside the Round House. Just peeping out from behind the trees,
top left, is part of the Lower Towers.