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Brunswood Terrace

Photograph of Dale Road From High Tor
(compare the two images)

Although this photograph, which dates from the early part of the twentieth century, was taken from High Tor, the view is almost the same as that enjoyed today by people using the Heights of Abraham Cable Car. There has clearly been some infilling in the intervening years, of course, but not enough to dramatically change the landscape.

At the bottom of the shot is a row of houses on Dale Road - Brunswood Terrace. The old quarry, with Long Tor[1] above it, shows the strata of the rock at almost 45 degrees to the horizontal.

If you look at the lower edge of the picture, you will notice a sign-board and in the bottom of the quarry there are wooden huts. These possibly belonged to the small crushing plant that used to be in the quarry.

To the left of Brunswood Terrace the long drive leading to the old vicarage (later the Youth Hostel) goes up the hillside from Dale Road. A little further away Holme Road follows the line of the edge of the hillside with The Laurels at the fork where Brunswood Road branches off towards us. The house just below the centre of the photograph, but is sideways on to the camera, is Brunswood House. The other large building, in the middle but on Holme Road, is the Clarence. Other houses are harder to see because the trees are in full leaf.

Although the commercial centre of the village and the river cannot be seen, the Georgian houses on Temple Walk are in the middle distance and the Old Pavilion is just about visible.

"Matlock Bath, from High Tor" No 7. W&K, British Manufacture and printed by H. S. Flint, Wholesale Stationer, Matlock. A Real Photograph Postcard. Unused.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews.
Information written, researched by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.


[1] Ordnance Survey Map (1903), pub H.M.S.O.