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A Peep at Riber Castle, Matlock
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Riber Castle, Four Mid-Nineteenth Century Engravings

Lynholmes/Hurst Farm

Matlock multiviews from
1945 onwards

" A Peep at Riber Castle, Matlock" is included under Matlock because the subject is in Matlock. The view, however, was taken from Matlock Bath - judging by the angle it was possibly from somewhere along Temple Walk. Some of the Starkholmes houses can be seen through the trees, clustered on the hillside below the Castle. The building dominates the skyline and was created by the mill owner and hydropathist John Smedley, who also left another, and equally prominent, building legacy in Matlock. His Hydro on Matlock Bank, however, has fared somewhat better than his Castle.

Published by Greeting Card House Ltd., Sheffield 1. No date but possibly about 1920.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.
There is more on site information
About Riber
Map of Riber
Water Cures
Mr. Chippett's School at Riber Castle Richard Beaumont attended the school at Riber Castle from September 1917 until the end of the Lent Term in 1919. His estate's papers include a report to his parents of how he had settled in and other periodic reports from Mr. Chippett.
A Lesson in Matlock's History - Magazine article about the Castle
The Enduring Folly of Riber Castle another article about the Castle
Schools in Earlier Times
Riber School in the 1901 census