A wonderful panoramic view of Matlock Bath and Masson hillside taken
from Starkholmes, with the
Victoria Tower peeping above the trees on the skyline. Just
tucked into the hillside on the lower right of the picture and
hardly visible is the railway station. The road bridge spanning
the Derwent is left of centre.
Here is a view of the properties of Matlock Bath that spread up
the hillside via Holme Road from North Parade. For example, The
Laurels is the large house just left of centre and approximately
two thirds down that is only half showing on the bend of Holme
Road. The houses on Brunswood Road go straight on (horizontally
on the card and facing the photographer) whereas Holme Road continues
to climb the hill towards Masson and Upperwood Roads. Masson Road
is the highest of the roads to the right of centre and Upperwood
Road is the highest on the left.
The old Vicarage (later the YMCA) is the very large house standing
on its own above the railway buildings. The row immediately above
Brunswood road is made up of Hope Terrace and Clarence Villas.
At the left hand end of Hope Terrace is another large building
- Clarence House - which was initially used for hydropathy. At
the time this picture was taken Eliza Aspey was running it as apartments.