Matlock, Derbyshire

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Matlock is a town in Derbyshire

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Matlock in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Matlock, town and par., Derbyshire, on river Derwent - par., 4539 ac., pop. 6093; town (ry. sta. Matlock Bridge), 17 miles NW. of Derby and 144 miles NW. of London by rail, pop. 4395; 1 Bank, and P.O., T.O., and 3 Banks at Matlock Bridge; the par. contains Matlock Bath, town with ry. sta., 1 mile S. of Matlock, pop. (including Scarthin Nick) 1698; P.O., T.O.; Market-day, Saturday; also Matlock Bank, 1 mile N. of Matlock; P.O., T.O. Matlock Bath is the celebrated place for medicinal waters, which were first used for curative purposes in 1698. The locality is likewise famed for its beautifully romantic scenery. There are several large stalactite caverns. Most of the inhabitants of the town of Matlock are engaged in the mfr. of cotton goods and spar ornaments; but there are also paper mills (at Matlock Bath), corn mills, and bleachworks, and in the vicinity are lead-mines. The rising district of Matlock Bank is well known for its hydropathic establishments.

Matlock in the Domesday Book

A village in Hamston hundred, in the county of Derbyshire.

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