Looking north towards Matlock Bath, shown on
the left near the top, and Matlock. The Victoria Tower can be seen
on the skyline above Matlock Bath. High Tor is in the centre and
behind it is the long hillside of Matlock Bank. From this angle
it is dwarfed by the surrounding hills. In the valley below the
photographer is Cromford village and Willersley Castle. Rock House,
where Sir Richard Arkwright lived and died, is peeping
out from amongst the trees on the right. The Cromford-Lea road
is just above the house.
The nineteenth century writer of Railway Guides, George Bradshaw,
believed that this view from Stonnis (Black Rocks) was the most
beautiful of all the views in the district.
of Cromford and Matlock Bath from Black Rocks - compare this postcard
with a 19th century engraving