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Matlock, Derbyshire

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Matlock, Derbyshire

Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England. It is situated at the south eastern edge of the Peak District. The town is twinned with the French town Eaubonne. The former spa resort Matlock Bath lies immediately south of the town on the A6. Matlock, as a town, has a population of 10,689. The wider population of the Matlock urban area is approximately 20,000 . Often, the Matlock area is considered to include Wirksworth, owing to the close proximity of the two towns.
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Post townMATLOCK
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK2959
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01629
Population10,689 (Parish)

Other names by which Matlock, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Matlock Bath ~ Maslach

Matlock, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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