Smedley's Hydropathic Establishment:
Matlock Bank: exterior view

Outside Smedleys Hydro
< Photo: Smedley's Hydropathic Establishment (Matlock: Smedley's, c.1927)

Smedley's Hydropathic Establishment was founded in 1853, and continued in existence until the middle of the twentieth century. The building still stands, and is now Derbyshire's County Hall.

For more images and information about Smedley's, see their 1920s brochure on John Palmer's website.

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