Dale : High Tor Guest House, 1936-52
|Matlock Dale: Twentieth Century Photographs,
Postcards, Engravings & Etchings
Described as being "ideal for holidays all the year round",
the High Tor Guest House was run and later owned by Mr. and Mrs. Grant
from 1933 to 1960. This
picture was taken in the Grant's time as there is
a quotation from King George VI (reigned 1936-52) on the reverse. When
advertised for sale at auction by one of the property's former owners,
Mr. Topham, it was stated that the house was a "charming freehold
residence, situate in its own Grounds, containing 2a. 2r. 7p., with
a frontage of 500 feet to the main road".
There is much more information about the High Tor Guest House on this
website. See the Previous Image
Card published by Photochrome Co Ltd., London & Tunbridge Wells.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by, written and researched
by © Ann
Intended for personal use only.
hyperlinks are to transcripts elsewhere on this website):
 "The Matlocks,
the Official Guide Book", no date but about 1951 for the
webmistress's copy, Geo. Hodgkinson, printer
 Goodwyn, Colin (1998) "The
History of Tor Cottage Matlock Dale", a privately published
 "The Derby Mercury",
Wednesday, May 9, 1894. The
Tophams made at least two unsuccessful attempts to sell their home
as there was another auction, this time in London during May 1895,
when the property did not reach its reserve.