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Matlock and Matlock Bath : Kelly's Directory, 1916
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Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire pub. London (1916)


Post, M. O., T. & Telephonic Express Delivery Office, Matlock.-Henry George Buckman, postmaster. Letters arrive at 4 a.m. & are delivered at 7 a.m. & 2.30 p.m.; dispatched at
10.15 a.m. (all parts) & 1.15 (Derby & South) 8.20 p.m. (all parts); sundays, delivered at 8 a.m.; dispatched 8.20 p.m. Postal hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ; telegraph office open on week days from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. & on sundays from 8.30 to 10 a.m
Public Telephone Call Office, Post office

Town Sub-Post, M. O. & T. Offices :-
Smedley street, Matlock Bank.-Harold P. Keetley, sub-postmaster. Letters dispatched 10 a.m. & 1.15, 7.30 & 8 p.m.; sundays at 7.45 p.m. Telegraph office open week days 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. & on sundays from 8.30 to 10 a.m
Matlock Green.-Miss Grace Fletcher, sub-postmistress. Letters dispatched at 9.45 a.m. &: 1.30 & 7.45 p.m. ; sundays, 7.15 p.m
Post Office, Starkholmes.-Mrs. Elizabeth Watts, sub-postmistress. Letters through Matlock Bath delivered about 7 a.m. & 5.30 p.m. & dispatched at 9.30 a.m. & 6.15 p.m. ; Sundays, arrive 8 a.m. ; dispatched 8.30 a.m. Matlock Bath, 1 mile distant, is the nearest money order & telegraph office
Wall Letter Boxes, in various parts of the town, cleared three times daily & once on Sundays

Council chambers, Town hall, Matlock.
Meetings are held on the 1st mon. in every month at 6.30 p.m.

Chairman, John Berry Richards.

Retire in April, 1917.
Ernest Drabble
John Berry Richards


James Shaw
Richard Shenton
Retire in April, 1918.
James Dixon Baxter
Daniel Hurd


Henry Ludlam
Davis Mark Wildgoose
Retire in April, 1919.
Samuel Dakin
John Nuttall


Arthur Saxton
Lubin George Wildgoose

Clerk, Richard Taylor, Town hall
Treasurer, Horace Loveday, Parr's Bank Limited
Medical Officer of Health, Edward Crarer M.B. C.M.Edin. West view, Lime Tree hill
Surveyor & Water Engineer, Joseph Turner, Town hall
Inspector of Nuisances, John Dorsett Evans, Town hall
Collector, George Nuttall Else, Town hall


The sub-District comprises the following places:- Aldwarke, Birchover, Bonsall, Cromford, Dethick, North Darley, South Darley, Elton, Gratton, Ible, Ironbrook Grange, Lea & Holloway, Matlock, Matlock Bath, Tansley, Winster.
Chairman, C. F. White esq.
Clerk, F.G. Wright esq.
Pension Officer, B. Avery, Matlock Bath


Usually acting for the Matlock District of the Wirksworth Petty Sessional Division:-

Arkwright Frederic Charles D.L. Willersley, Matlock
Barrow Bridgman Langdale, Sydnope hall, near Matlock
Challand Henry, Rockwood, Matlock
Clay Alfred, Darley hall, Matlock Bath
Dawbarn Robt. Yelverton, Wood End, Cromford Matlock
Marsden-Smedley Arthur Stanley M.A. Normanhurst, Darley Dale, Matlock
Marsden-Smedley John Bertram, Lea Green, Matlock Bath
Wright Tom, Warney Lea, Darley Dale, Matlock

The chairmen, for the time being, of the Matlock, Matlock Bath. Bonsall, North Darley & South Darley Urban District Councils, are ex-officio magistrates
Clerk to the Magistrates, James Potter, Bridge chambers, Matlock

Petty Sessions are held at the Town hall, Matlock. every alternate wednesday at II am. The following places are included in the district :-Bonsall, Cromford, Dethick, Lea & Holloway, Matlock, Matlock Bath, Tansley, North Darley, Wensley & Snitterton (South Darley)


County Court in connection with Wirksworth is held alternate months, at the Town hall ; His Honor Alan Macpherson. judge; William Sealy Fisher, registrar ; Samuel Pearson, Wirksworth, chief clerk; attends mondays, wednesdays & fridays; offices, Town ha1l. For places within its jurisdiction see Wirksworth

Fire Brigade, Councillor John Nuttall, hon. captain; I foreman engineer & 9 men, Town hall
Institute, The Green, Charles Housley, hon. sec
Matlock & High Tor Recreation Grounds, Dale road, Robert Hall, sec
Police Station, John Clarke, supt. 1 sergt. & 6 constables
Victoria Hall, Smedley street, C. M. Mitchell, lessee


The Hydropathic Hospital (Smedley Memorial), Bank road, supported mainly by voluntary contributions (each patient paying only 12s. 6d. per week for board &c.), erected in 1882, & has 28 beds; Miss H. Hodgkinson, sec. & treasurer; Miss Anne Jackson, matron


Assessor & Collector of Income Tax for Matlock, Matlock Bath, Cromford, Darley, South Darley, & Tansley, Robert Hall, Dale road
Assistant Overseer for Matlock, George Nuttall Else, Town hall
Medical Officer & Public Vaccinator, Matlock District, Bakewell Union, Edward Crarer M.B., C.M.Edin. West view, Lime Tree hill
Registrar of Births & Deaths & Vaccination Officer for the Matlock Sub-district & Registrar of Marriages for Bakewell Sub-district, Bakewell Union, Fredk. Nixon, Crown square
Steward of the Manor of Matlock, James Potter, Bridge chambers

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of Services.

St. Giles' Parish Church, Matlock Town, Rev. Canon James William Kewley, rector, & surrogate; Rev. Horace Pattison, B.A. & Rev. H.E. B. Nye B.A. curates; 8 & 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. , wed. 7.15 p.m
All Saints', Matlock Bank, Rev. James Bartlett Hyde B.A. vicar; 8 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. ; holy days (holy communion) 8 a.m. & 10.30 a.m. & thurs. at 7.30 p.m. ; the church is open all day
St. John the Baptist, Cliff road, Matlock Dale; 8 & II a.m. & 6.30 p.m. ; thurs. 6 p.m
Church of England Mission Room, Starkholmes
Catholic Church of Our Lady & St. Joseph, Bank road, Rev. George Le Roy, priest; mass & instruction, 10.30 a.m.; benediction, 6.30 p.m
Society of Friends' Meeting House, Matlock Bank, 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 10.30 a.m
Congregational, Matlock Bank, Rev. Thomas Lister; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m
Primitive Methodist, Bank road; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.}
Primitive Methodist, Starkholmes; 2.30 & 6.30 p.m. ; tues. 7.30 p.m}
Primitive Methodist, Hackney; 2.30 & 6.30 p.m.; wed. p.m } [all three] Rev. John Bradbury
United Methodist Church, Imperial road, Rev. W. J. Bleathman; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m
Wesleyan Methodist, Bank road, Rev. George Dobson Mason (supt.); 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m
Christadelphian Meeting Room, Smedley street; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m


School attendance officer, William Vallance, Smedley street
Council School, Chesterfield road (mixed & infants), erected in 1897 & enlarged 1901, for 326 boys & girls & 220 infants; James A. Mills, master; Mrs. K. Parish, infants mistress.
Parish Church, Matlock Town (mixed), founded by Mr. George Spateman in 1647; new buildings were erected in 1870 & enlarged in 1889 at a cost of £500, for 227 children; average attendance, 191 boys & girls & 72 infants ; Thomas Henry Williams, master; Miss Sarah Jane Sladen, mistress
All Saints', Matlock Bank (mixed), erected in 1874, for 261 children; Robert H. Baker, master
All Saints', Matlock Bank (infants), erected in 1898, for 119 children; Miss Gertude Roberts, mistress
Church of England, Starkholmes (mixed), erected in 1878, for 80 children; Mrs. Elizabeth Harding, mistress


'Buses, every 20 minutes, run between Matlock, Matlock & Cromford
Railway Station, Harry l'Anson, station master

Matlock Bath

POST, M. O. & T. & Telephonic Express Delivery Office (branch office).
- Henry George Buckman, postmaster. The Post Office is open from weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; telegraph 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; sundays, 8.30 to 10 a.m.; telegraph, 8.30 to 10 a.m.

Arrivals & Dispatches of Letters.
Letters arrive at 8 a.m. & 2.45 p.m. ; dispatched at 10.15 & 1.15, 2.15 & 8.20 p.m.


Council chamber, Pavilion.

Meetings held at the offices, 3rd wednesday in the month at 7 p.m.

Chairman, George H. Key
Vice Chairman, Albert Wright Witham.

Retire in April, 1917.
Joseph T. Donegani
John Holden


George H. Key
Retire in April, 1918.
Silvester Britland
Harold Buxton


John C Keith
G. Le Blanc Smith
Retire in April, 1919.
John W. Boden
Benjamin O'Dowda


Frederic C Lymn
Albert Wright Witham

Officers of the Urban District Council.
Clerk, Fred W. Gill, Hunter's Chambers, Matlock
Treasurer, Francis C. Balguy, Parr's Bank Ltd. (branch)
Medical Officer of Health, George Harvey L.R.C.P. Edin., L.R.C.S.Irel.,Wirksworth
Accountant, Ernest Randle, Council offices
Surveyor & Inspector of Nuisances, Samuel Webster, Council chambers
Collector, Evelyn Newbold, Council offices
Gas & water Engineer, Walter Frost, Council chambers

Police Station, Arthur Aves, sergeant

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of services.

Holy Trinity Church, Rev. William Askwith M.A. vicar ; 10.45 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. ; thurs. 7.30 p.m.
Scarthin Mission Church ; 6.30 p.m. ; wed 7.30 p.m.
Congregational, Rev. John Charles Easterbrooke ; 10.45 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.
Primitive Methodist, Scarthin Row, Rev. J. Harryman Taylor M.A. (supt.) ; 2.30 & 6 p.m. ; week days, 7.30 p.m.

Wesleyan Methodist, Derwent Parade ;
11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. ; thurs. 7 p.m.
Wesleyan Methodist, Scarthin
Rev. George D. Mason (supt.) ;
Rev. Mark Davenport, supernumerary


Public Elementary School, erected 1853, for 160 children ; William Henry Lees A.Mus.T.C.L. master
Railway Station, John Allen, station master

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Note: spelling, case and punctuation are as they appear in the Directory

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