Updated 16 Oct 2005

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 193


Published 1868 in Smedley's "Practical Hydropathy".

Dated 1875, from a sketch of plans of Smedley's Hydro.

Smedley's Hydro, Matlock

From "Practical Hydropathy", by John Smedley, published 1868

In the 1875 sketch, the size of the original Rockside buildings seem to have been reduced, perhaps for political reasons.

In the plans below, some neighbours can be traced in the Census:
Jacob Gregory and Job Knowles
Broome Head Lane has been renamed Smedley Street, a worthy honour.
The chapel has been replaced by the Winter Gardens.

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1875 plans for Smedley's Hydro.

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