Kearsley's Traveller's Entertaining Guide Through Great Britain (1803):
Matlock Bath is a village seated on the river Derwent. It has two baths, whose waters are warm, and the place is much frequented in the bathing season. It is an extensive straggling village, built in the romantic style, on the steep side of a mountain, the houses rising regularly one above another, form the bottom nearly to the summit. There are good accommodations of the company who resort to the baths; and the poorer inhabitants are supported by the sale of petrifications, crystals and other curiosities of nature. Notwithstanding the rockiness of the soil, the cliffs of the rocks produce an immense number of trees, whose foliage adds greatly to the beauty of the place.
Inns: Old and New Baths.
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