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High Tor, Derbyshire

Historical Description

High Tor, a rocky eminence in Matlock Dale, Derbyshire, at the river Derwent, near Matlock. It rises to a height of nearly 400 feet above the river, is thickly clothed in its lower part with shrubs and trees, is bare and rugged in its upper part, and presents on all sides a picturesque aspect. It was pierced in 1849 by a tunnel for a railway to Buxton.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.


Online maps of High Tor are available from a number of sites: