"MATLOCK is a village and parish, in the hundred of Wirksworth; 144 miles from London, 42 S.S.E. from Manchester, 34 N.W. from Nottingham, 18 N.W. by N. from Derby, 14 N.N.E. from Ashbourn, and rather more than 3 N. from Wirksworth. The village is most delightfully situate, partly in a valley, and partly on the side of a hill, on the eastern banks of the river Derwent, and at a short distance from the main road. It is chiefly built of stone, and at its entrance is a neat stone bridge; at some distance from which, on the verge of a most romantic rock, and upon a precipice almost perpendicular, stands the church, dedicated to St. Giles, shrouded amidst trees whose luxuriant foliage spreads over the face of the grey rock."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
The parish sits on the south-eastern edge of the Peak District, just off the A6 trunk road and includes the hamlet of Riber.
The Matlock Golf Club in Matlock Bank was established in 1907.
You can see pictures of Matlock which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Matlock has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK300597 (Lat/Lon: 53.13362, -1.553056), Matlock which are provided by: