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A selection of photographs, prints and postcards. Some have personal or family connections
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Index of Images about Derbyshire -
on pages of their own, many with local history and biographical information

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} Alfreton, St. Martin's Church, 1830s - 1899
} Three nineteenth century images. The first is an engraving from about 1833, the second a photograph
} from around 1875 and the third a postcard from 1899.


} Ashbourne, St. Oswald's Parish Church - Exterior *New*
} Early English Church, known as "The Pride of the Peak"

Ashbourne, St. Oswald's Parish Church - Interior
The view of the chancel from the nave which is mostly Early English in style. Includes pictures of some of the old tombs in the church.

Ashbourne - Church Street Almshouses, early twentieth century *New*
Two images of the buildings, and details of the various bequests made and other details regarding Owfield's and Pegg's almshouses.

Ashbourne - Church Street, The Mansion *New*
A mostly eighteenth century house, with some earlier features. The home of Dr. Taylor in the reigns of George II and George II, both Samuel Johnson and James Boswell were guests. Later inhabitants are also identified and given their place in the history of the building.

Ashbourne : Queen Elizabeth's Grammar - the Old School, Church Street *New*
One of the oldest school buildings in the county. Its history and a list of headmasters 1611-1971.

Ashover, Ault Hucknall

Ashover: Ashover House Hydro (Ashover Hydro), Malthouse Lane *New*
Ashover's larger hydro, set in 6 acres, was said to be surrounded by lovely countryside.
Ashover Parish Church, All Saints', 1908
With a short description of what occurred during the Civil War.
Includes 19th century drawings of the lead font and an early doorway.
Ault Hucknall Parish Church, St. John the Baptist
A 1895 heliotype plate and two 19th century drawings.

Bakewell, Beauchief, Birchover

The Bridge, Bakewell, 1920s
Mediaeval sandstone bridge spanning the River Wye.

} Bakewell Parish Church - Monuments inside All Saints' *New*
} Ancient monuments within the church, especially in the Vernon Chapel.
} What happened when various tombs were opened in 1841.

Bakewell Parish Church - the Ancient Stone Cross
Three nineteenth century images of the Saxon Cross in Bakewell Church Yard. An engraving from 1830, a stereogram from the 1850s and a drawing from 1877.

Beauchief Prœmonstratensian Abbey, 1727 New*
Etching of the Abbey, founded in 1183, with details of its Abbots. At Dissolution it was bought by the Strelleys and remained in the family for generations, albeit through the female line on occasion. There is a short pedigree.
Birchover, Robin Hood's Stride New*
A well known Derbyshire landmark. The distance between the chimneys are said to indicate length of the outlaw/hero's stride.

Bonsall (with Slaley)

Bonsall Parish Church, St. James
Now includes an 1877 heliotype plate, a postcard from 1892 and a description of the restoration in 1863.
New image*

The Cross, Bonsall (1), four postcards (two shown)
The Cross from various angles, and includes a Hadfield Cubley painting

The Cross, Bonsall (2) New*
Two more images of the ancient Cross
Bonsall, the Water Fountain
Bonsall - Nether Green, about 1920
Slaley, Bonsall, 1933-35
Three family photographs of the hamlet.

} The Study, Bonsall
} A mansion house that became a boy's school, run by John Allen, in the 1820s.
} With example of pupil's work.


The Peak Hydro, Buxton: Canadian Hospital
In 1914 the hydro was taken over by the Army and in 1916 a Canadian Hospital was opened in the building.
The Crescent, Buxton, 1840
Lithograph, with accompanying text, from William Adam's "The Gem of the Peak".
Buxton, The Empire Hotel *New*
Headquarters of the Reserve Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters, Notts & Derby Regiment at the beginning of World War One and described as being like "a stately old mansion of the time of Charles II".
The Haddon Hall Hydro, Buxton
Richard Freckingham moved from Matlock to Buxton and set up Haddon House Hydropathic Establishment in 1882.


Castleton, Peak Cavern, 1811 - 1926 *New*
Extract from an 1811 history of Derbyshire, with some later comments and 4 images.

Castleton, The Winnats and Speedwell Cavern *New*
With an extract from an 1811 history of Derbyshire.


Chatsworth House, 1880
A woodblock print from a book by Rev. Morris, with accompanying text.
Chatsworth, the Grand Conservatory. *New*
Late nineteenth century albumen photo. Paxton's Grand Conservatory at Chatsworth was a wonder to behold.

Chatsworth, The Italian Garden - William Potter's CDVs *New*
Two Cartes de Visites and a postcard showing some of the statuary in the gardens of Chatsworth House in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century
Chatsworth, Qeeen Mary's Bower *New*
Mary Queen of Scots was frequently held as a prisoner at Chatsworth House. The house has been rebuilt but the Bower still survives.
Early twentieth century image
Chatsworth House, Tapestry Room
Early Twentieth Century Midland Railway postcard.

Chee Dale, Crich

} Chee Dale and Chee Tor *New*
} One of the beautiful dales in the Wye Valley, commented on by guide book writers for over 200 years.
} Three images

Crich Stand, Sherwood Foresters War Memorial *Additions*
A beacon war memorial honouring the dead of the Sherwood Foresters from two world wars.
Six images, including four of an earlier Crich Stand.


Cromford, 1773
"A View in Crumford near Matlock Bath in Derbyshire", copper plate engraving.
Cromford : Black Rocks (Stonnis), nineteenth century CDV. *New*
Carte de visite circa 1875, with various nineteenth century descriptions of the rocks.

Cromford, Black Rocks (or Stonnis)
Rock climbing in Derbyshire developed as an outdoor pursuit at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Now with 1894 image.*New*
Cromford: Bridge over the Derwent and Entrance to Willersley Castle. *New*
A Derbyshire curiosity. In 1697 a man named Frogatt, plus his horse had a lucky escape.
Cromford: The Village
View from the lower part of Cromford Hill looking towards the Market Place.

Cromford, St. Mary's Church and the Bridge
The church was commissioned by Sir Richard Arkwright and the building work completed by his son. The church was renovated in 1896/8.
*New image*
Cromford Church, Bridge, and Rocks, by Henry Hadfield Cubley *New*

Darley Dale

Darley Dale, early twentieth century. *New*
Unknown rural scene.

Darley Dale, Hurker Hall (Farley)
Hurker Hall is mentioned in every census between 1851 and 1891 as being a landmark on the boundary between Darley and Matlock.
Advertisement for Darley Dale Hydropathic Establishment, 1891 *New*
William Atkins' hydro at The Grove replaced the district's very first hydro of 1848-1851.

Darley Dale, Oaker Hill (One Tree Hill), 1900-10
With quotes from William Wordsworth, William Adam, Timothy Spencer Hall and James Croston.
*New image*
Darley Dale, Holly Tree Inn, Over Hackney, about 1914 *New*
Pre First World War photo of the Inn, with a party seated in a charabanc outside the front door
Darley Dale, Fundraising leaflet for Over Hackney Church & Sunday School, 1910 *New*
Darley Dale, The Rectory, Churchtown, about 1911.
The Rectory was opposite the churchyard in Church Road

Darley Dale, St. Helen's Church
Moved from another part of the site May 2012.
Darley Dale, St. Helen's Church, Interior
Early and mid twentieth century views of the chancel, with drawings from Cox's Churches of the Rollesley monuments.

Darley Dale, St. Helen's Church, Ancient Yew Tree
In 1863 a letter was published in the Times newspaper purporting to have been written by the tree and protesting about the vandalism that had occurred.
Darley Dale, Two Dales Looking East
A view of Chesterfield Road (the B5057) at the beginning of the twentieth century
Darley Dale War Memorial (with names)
Moved from another part of the site May 2012.
Darley Dale, The Warney Mill Estate (1)
One family had occupied the premises for a little over one hundred years when it was put up for auction in 1950.

Darley Dale, The Warney Mill Estate (2)
It became Cara Hols in the late 1950s and then DFS.
Darley Dale: Stancliffe Hall, early twentieth century *New*
A 17th century house with 19th century additions by Sir Joseph Whitworth. It was later a boys' school.
Darley Dale, The Whitworth Hospital
Built by Lady Louisa Whitworth.
Darley Dale, The Whitworth Institute
Built thanks to generous endowments from the estate of Sir Joseph Whitworth.

Darley Dale, Whitworth Institute Hospital. Staff & Soldiers June 1915 *New*
Part of Whitworth Institute was converted to deal with injured soldiers during the first World War.

Darley Dale, Whitworth Park *New*
The park, which had a boating lake and sports facilities, first opened in 1892.

Derwent, Dethick, Drakelow

} Derwent's Packhorse Bridge and Derwent Hall
} The Hall was to disappear under the waters of the Ladybower reservoir whereas the packhorse bridge
} was saved and reconstructed elsewhere.
Derwent, The Old Chapel, about 1867
Notes on the Chapelry of Derwent in Hathersage by Francis Jourdain, M.A., first published in "The Reliquary" (1869-70)

Dethick, St. John the Baptist Chapel
Early English church, dating from about 1220-25, connected with the Dethicks and then with the Babingtons. Manor Farm is nearby. Five images.

Dethick, Manor Farm *New*
The farm building contains remains of the old mansion of the Dethicks and Babingtons
Drakelow Hall, 1880
A woodblock print from a book by Rev. Morris, with accompanying text.
Drakelowe Hall was demolished in 1934. A power station now stands on the site.

Edensor, Ednaston, Elvaston, Eyam

Edensor, St. Peter's Church
The church, designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, replaced an older structure. A CDC from the 1890s is a new addition*New*
Ednaston Lodge, 1880
A woodblock print from a book by Rev. Morris, with accompanying text.
Elvaston Castle, 1880
A woodblock print from a book by Rev. Morris, with accompanying text.
Eyam Church Interior - Mompesson's Chair *New*
In 1887 a carved oak chair was found by the brother of the then rector. It had belonged to the Rev William Mompesson.

Eyam Hall *New*
Eyam Hall, built after the plague visitation using material from Bradshaw Hall, is at the heart of the village.
It is owned by the Wright family, who built the house.

The Plague Cottages, Eyam

Friden, Froggatt

Friden, The Derbyshire Silica Firebrick Co., 1946 *New*
Advertisement from Matlock and District Industrial Exhibition Catalogue, 1946
Froggatt Edge and Bridge, near Grindleford. *New*
Pretty bridge spanning the River Derwent below Froggatt Edge


Haddon Hall (1), 1840
Lithograph, with accompanying text, from William Adam's "The Gem of the Peak".
Sketch by Samuel Rayner from the same book.

} Haddon Hall (2) *New*
} A visit to Haddon Hall was amongst the excursions on offer to the Victorian tourist.
} Read what happened to earlier visitors who would not join in ...

} Haddon Hall (3), Exterior
} Many distinguished visitors have been to Haddon over the years.
} In the 1920s the charabanc visitors caused a problem for the Marquis of Granby.
} Nine images.

} Haddon Hall (4), Some of the Rooms & the Chapel
} Although the Manners family did not live in Haddon for over two hundred years, from the early
} seventeenth century (1703) until 1925, the building was still used and kept in good repair.
} Nine images.
Haddon Hall (5), The Love Steps of Dorothy Vernon
Woodcut by Jewitt, dating from about 1860, and a paper published in The Reliquary.

Hartington, Hathersage, Holloway

Hartington, Old Hall *New*
A seventeenth century manor house owned by the Bateman family for several hundred years.

} Hathersage, St. Michael's Church
} It is not only one of the most picturesquely situated churches in Derbyshire, but is also one of the best
} examples of ecclesiastical architecture that the county possesses.
} Little John's Grave is in the Churchyard. *New image*
Hathersage, Hillside Houses
Perhaps the village's most famous visitor was Charlotte Bronte who stayed at Hathersage with her friend Ellen Nussey in 1845.
Holloway, Church Street - with Lea Bridge *New*
Lea and Holloway War Memorial, 1920s
Lea and Holloway's graceful obelisk formed a landmark visible for miles around (also Dethick). Includes for photos of the memorial today and the names of those who died.

King's Newton

King's Newton Hall, 1859 & 1860
One of the oldest and most interesting halls in Derbyshire was destroyed by fire in 1859 and was not rebuilt for 50 years.

Melbourne, Midland Railway, Miller's Dale, Monsal Dale

Melbourne Parish Church, St. Michael and St. Mary
One of the finest Norman churches in the country. With three images from the 19th and 20th centuries, including a drawing of the font.

Midland Railway Scenes, six postcards
- of High Tor, Matlock | Eyam | Monsal Dale | Bakewell | Buxton | Castelton

Miller's Dale *New*
The hamlet and pretty valley were dramatically changed by the coming of the railway in the 1860s. A viaduct was built, and a second opened in 1904 because of the volume of traffic. Seven images.

Monsal Dale *New, with additions*
Monsal Dale is a beautiful valley on the banks of the Wye. A viaduct, part of the Midland Railway, was built here in the 1860s. Five images.

Derbyshire, Monsal Dale, the Bridges and River *New*
Three CDVs from around 1890 or so and other images of Upperdale and Netherdale bridges in the Wye Valley. Eight images.

North Wingfield

North Wingfield Parish Church, St. Lawrence
Includes 19th century drawings of the ancient font and an early window.


Rowsley Bridge *New*
The narrow seventeenth century Derwent Bridge was widened in the mid-1920s, retaining the original Gothic arches on one side

Shirland, Steetley

Shirland Parish Church, St. Leonard's.
Five photographs, including a heliotype plate from 1870-5, of the exterior of St. Leonard's, with information about a few churchyard memorials.
Shirland Parish Church, St. Leonard's interior. New*
Some memorials found inside the church, including a list of names of those who died in the First World War.

} Steetley Chapel
} Careful nineteenth century restoration saved this classic Norman church. It had been without a roof
} for well over a century and a half.

Thorpe and Thorpe Cloud

Thorpe and Thorpe Cloud *New*
From celebrating the recovery of George III to late nineteenth century visitors, plus a teatime treat

Weston-Upon-Trent, Wingfield Manor, Wirksworth

Weston-Upon-Trent Parish Church, nineteenth century stereoview (about 1890) *New*
Mostly 13th century, with a tower built about 1360.

} Wingfield Manor (1), The Early Years to Mary Stuart
} Begun about 1440 by Ralph, Lord Cromwell. It was later bought by the Earl of Shrewsbury and remained
} as one of the principal seats of his successors until not long before the English Civil War.
} Four views

} Wingfield Manor (2), during and after the Civil War
} The sieges of the English Civil War and what happened to the Manor afterwards.
} Five of the six images are shown left
Wirksworth, Adam Bede's Cottage
A thatched two storey cottage about a mile from the centre of Wirksworth linked to the book "Adam Bede"

Wirksworth Parish Church - St. Mary the Virgin, 1908
Includes a 19th century image of some mediaeval tile fragments, a photograph of a Saxon carving and others of some of the windows in the church.
*New images added*

Also see the following Derbyshire pictures. They are in different sections of this web site :

Two wonderful engravings of Derbyshire, dated 1811, by Henry Moore: Derby engraving | Belper engraving

Revolution House at Whittington, from "The Gentleman's Magazine" of 1810.

The Vernon Lamb Archive,
A Unique Photographic Record of Matlock and District, 1910-1915, and World War One Soldiers

The War images show soldiers in the 2/6th Sherwood Foresters, who may have come from other parts of Derbyshire. The Regiment was stationed at Chesterfield and then at Buxton for a short time before moving away.