a timeless journey
around the peak district’s
Art from nature
Antiques enthusiasts have a fascinating
wonderful chance to insights into
discover something for community
every taste in the Peak histories, like
District. Eyam Museum
and the Old
Museum in Bakewell.
Of course there are major
antiques buying centres in Leek
Leek, Buxton and
Leek was once famous antiques and
for silks and dyes.William reproduction furniture
“jewelled with stately Travelling between the Peak Morris, founder of the stores. Here you’ll
homes” District’s many antiques Arts and Crafts discover everything from
centres and special furniture, kitchens and
You’ll find prestigious collections is a treat in itself. lighting to mirrors and
collections in some of The undulating green hills glassware.
Britain’s finest stately and valleys are dotted with
The legacy of William
homes, such as Chatsworth market towns and artists’
Morris lives on in the
and Tissington Hall. studios, and jewelled with
town’s art and
Local museums give you stately homes.
architecture. Find out
“...an antique lovers’ more with the self-guided
town trail available from
the Tourist Information
Centre.There are guided
walks too in summer.
frequently in 1875–1878
Leek guides can be
to experiment with using
booked for groups at any
organic dyes on silk.
time by contacting the
These days Leek is an TIC.
antiques lovers’ paradise
with indoor and outdoor
Written by Alexandra Sinclair and Georgia Litherland
Photographs by Alexandra Sinclair,Tissington Hall, Eyam Hall, Haddon Estate and Mary Rudd PR, markets, dating back to
Chatsworth Estate, Old House Museum, PDNPA,William Morris Society, Buxton Museum, 1208. A converted silk
N.Tryner, David Slade, National Trust.
Design by www.hammerdesign.co.uk mill houses specialist
Many thanks to Trevor Brighton for his knowledgable help.
Opening times can vary. Contact halls and museums for their current opening times using
the contact details provided.
Antiques shopping in Leek
Antiques Within Leeks Antique Centre
Ground Floor, Compton Mill, Leek, 4-6 Brook Street, Leek, Staffordshire
Staffordshire ST13 5NJ ST13 5JE
Contact: Robert Hickes Contact: Mr Lumley
Tel: 01538 387848 Tel: 01538 398475
Email: email@example.com Specializing in dining tables and chairs,
Web: www.antiqueswithin.com furniture, upholstered furniture, chests of
Original antiques, pottery, bric-a-brac and drawers, paintings, glassware, decorative
reproduction furniture, shipping service. items.
Buxton Road, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6EJ
78 St Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire
Contact: Mr Spooner ST13 5DL
Tel: 01538 384522
Contact: Steve Ford
Selling antique and reproduction furniture Tel: 01538 387188
and decorative items.
Christopher Mudd Designs Rustic pine, painted furniture, original
Compton Mill, Compton, Leek, restored lighting, country-style furniture.
Staffordshire ST13 5NJ
Contact: Christopher Mudd
Tel: 01538 371284 Simpsons
Selling country furniture. 39 St Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire
Compton Mill Antiques Contact: Mark & Justine Simpson
Emporium Tel: 01538 371515
Compton Mill, Compton, Leek, Original and hand-painted furniture, antique
Staffordshire ST13 5NJ French mirrors, decorative items, interior
decoration, lighting and beautiful things.
Contact: KJ Butler
Tel: 01538 373396
Many dealers under one roof. Antique and The Antique Store
reproduction furniture, bespoke kitchens,
4b Broad Street, Leek, Staffordshire
fabrics and more.
Contact: Julian Beynan
Jonathan Charles Antiques
Tel: 07973 502092
6 Broad Street, Leek Staffordshire ST13
Decorative items including mirrors,
chandeliers, all the things for the home.
Contact: Mr Heath
Tel: 01538 381883
Lighting, mirrors and accessories.
crafted at Ashford for the Buxton Museum and Art
new wing. Gallery has over 300
pieces, including the
The craft developed as masterpiece ‘Grapes’
Henry Watson of table-top, urns and
Bakewell began turning jewellery.
the stone in 1748.
Geometric inlay designs “a spectacular inlaid
were popular.Then in table-top”
1835 William Adam began
working floral inlay
At the 1851 Great
marble put even
workmanship in the
shade. Pieces were on
sale from Derbyshire to
Black Marble London.
Ashford Black Marble
Bakewell Old House
Geologically, Black Marble the-Water produce the Museum has a spectacular
is not marble but a grey right limestone. inlaid table-top.
limestone that includes
bitumen, a type of coal. At Chatsworth, Bess of
“decorative building a Black Marble
work and ornaments” chimneypiece in 1580.The
chapel features Black
The grey stone turns Marble columns. In the
deep glossy black when 1830s the 6th Duke had
skilfully polished, making massive marble doorways
it popular for decorative
building work and
ornaments. Only two
quarries near Ashford-in-
Buxton and the High Peak Antiques shopping in Buxton
Check the Buxton Antiques Warehouse
Antiques Fair web site to 25 Lightwood Road, Buxton, Derbyshire
find out where and when
Contact: Nigel Thompson
the antiques fairs are Tel: 01298 72967
held. Specialising in furniture pre-1920, mainly
mahogany and pottery – Wedgwood and
www.buxtonantiquesfair.com Staffordshire – paintings and watercolours.
Buxton Museum and Art Back to Front
Gallery hosts special 9-11 Market Street, Buxton, Derbyshire
Buxton’s high-quality collections of Peak
Contact: S J Lomas
antiques and arts fairs District arts, including Tel: 01298 23969
attract enthusiasts from outstanding examples of Textiles from before 1980.
all over the world to the Black Marble and Blue
delightful Pavilion John, locally mined in Maggie Mays
Gardens. So it’s no Castleton. 11-12 Grove Parade, Buxton, Derbyshire
surprise to find plenty of SK17 6AJ
specialist shops in the Contact: Julia Wild
Tel: 07831 606003
town and surrounding Buys and sells an eclectic mix of Edwardian and
area.Whether your Victorian furniture and effects and specialises in
interest is in Staffordshire
pottery, clocks, textiles, Peter Greenfield Antiques
paintings,Victorian 9 Hardwick Mount, Buxton, Derbyshire
furniture or collectables,
Contact: Peter Greenfield
you’ll find something to Tel: 01298 23738
excite you. Clock restorers.
What Now Antiques
Unit 8, Cavendish Arcade,The Crescent, Buxton,
Derbyshire SK17 6BQ
Contact: Mrs Carruthers
Tel: 01298 27178
Specialising in affordable antiques for all.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Terrace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6DA
Contact: Roz Westwood
Tel: 01298 24658
Open All Year (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New
Year’s Day).Times:Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm,
Saturday 9am to 5pm (and Sundays 10.30am to 5.00pm
from Easter until the end of September).
Unique collections of Ashford Black Marble and Blue John in The Wonders of the Peak exhibition
on the second floor. Many events and festivals throughout the year.
Antiques shopping in the High Peak Ashbourne
Dauphin one of the last remaining
Market Place, Hartington, Derbyshire SK17 0AU cross-street gallows signs
Contact: Mrs J Robinson
Tel: 01298 687149 in Britain. It’s been
Furniture, pottery, glassware, paintings, described as
grandfather clocks. ‘architecturally the best
street in Derbyshire’.
Derbyshire Clocks Antiques enthusiasts can
104 High Street West, Glossop, Derbyshire
Ashbourne is noted for enjoy browsing inside
SK13 8BB its ancient cobbled
Contact: T P Lees market, its fine
Tel: 01457 862677
Complete restorations of period clocks and
antique barometers. Retail of fully restored abundance of antiques
clocks and barometers.
shops.You’ll find it hard
Furness Vale Antiques to believe how many
95 Buxton Road, Furness Vale, High Peak, there are in one town.
Derbyshire SK23 7PL
Contact: Kay Thomas Specialisms range through
Tel: 01663 747183 metalware, paintings and many attractive shop
Furniture, pottery and brassware. porcelains to furniture, buildings on this historic
fabrics, chandeliers, street.
George House jewellery and clocks.
Bridge Street,Whaley Bridge, High Peak,
Derbyshire SK23 7NA St John Street runs into “the best street in
Contact: Val Fallon Church Street and has Derbyshire...”
Tel: 01633 734323
Furniture, ornaments and kitchenware.
14 Chapel Road,Whaley Bridge, High Peak,
Derbyshire SK23 7JZ
Contact: HC & LM Brobbin
Tel: 01663 734248
Georgian and Victorian furniture.
Paul Pickford Antiques
Top o’the Town and Phoside Farm, Hayfield,
High Peak, Derbyshire SK22 2JE
Contact: Paul Pickford
Tel: 01663 743356
General antiques, French and traditional-style wrought iron garden furniture,
stripped pine furniture, and wide selection of antique lighting.
Jacobean Tissington Hall
is open to the public just
a few days each year -
and well worth the visit!
guides full of anecdotes
about the FitzHerberts,
the Hall and its wide-
ranging collection reveal
the very human face of a
lived-in family home full
of priceless antiques.
“...family home full of
Sudbury Hall priceless antiques...”
Late 17th century ‘Below Stairs’ tours and a The Chippendale
Sudbury Hall has treasure chest of objects furniture and magnificent
Jacobean and classical to touch and feel bring library are particular Contact
architectural influences. Sudbury’s past to life. thrills for antiques lovers. The Estate Office,Tissington
Perhaps you recognize it New for the 2007 season Meissen pieces are a Hall,Tissington, Ashbourne,
from the BBC Pride and is a Regency Costume highlight among the 17th Derbyshire DE6 1RA
Prejudice? Trail. and 18th century Tel: 01335 352200, Email:
porcelains.You’ll find Web: www.tissington-hall.com
“...magnificent decorative Contact
radiant Blue John pieces Check web site or phone for
plasterwork...” Sudbury Hall, Sudbury,
Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 5HT too and many fine open days or to arrange a
Tel: 01283 585337 paintings. group tour.
The lavish interiors boast
Open: 10 March - end October
magnificent decorative 1pm - 5pm (4.30pm last entry).
by Grinling Gibbons,
including a splendid
overmantel and painted
ceilings by Louis Laguerre.
The long gallery and
staircase are among the
grandest in any English
Antiques shopping in Ashbourne Spurrier-Smith Antiques
39 Church Street,Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Ashbourne Antiques Centre
Contact: Ivan Spurrier-Smith
28A Church Street,Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Tel: 01335 342198
16th to 20th century fine art, furniture, pottery,
Contact: Barbara Acres
porcelain, bronzes, clocks, instruments and
Tel: 01335 300820
decorative items. Pictures, portraits, unusual and
Antiques and collectables. Denby, Beswick, large pieces, fire-surrounds, etc.
chandeliers, jewellery, furniture, silverware,
flowers and more. Top Drawer Living
JHS Antiques Ltd (LAPADA) 28 Church Street,Ashbourne, Derbyshire
45 and 47 Church Street,Ashbourne, Derbyshire
DE6 1AJ Tel: 01335 343669
Contact: Julian Shousdin Wide variety of antiques, especially mahogany,
Tel: 01335 347733 oak and decorative items.
Specialising in 17th to early 18th century English
oak furniture, carvings, metalware and pewter.
MF Morris Antiques
45 Church Street,Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Antiques of the Future
Contact: MF Morris Peak District
Tel: 01335 348491 Products
Oil and watercolour paintings, specialising in showcases
Derbyshire and the surrounding area.
the work of
Poole and Sons artists living
33-35 Church Street,Ashbourne, Derbyshire and working
DE6 1AE across the Peak District.
Contact: B Poole
Tel: 01335 347150
Over 50 artists are
17th to 20th century: oil paintings, watercolours, involved, including
prints, period furniture, bronzes, clocks and furniture makers, potters,
Rose Antiques photographers, painters,
37 Church Street,Ashbourne, Derbyshire local food producers,
jewellers and a sculptor.
Contact: Colin Rose
Tel: 01335 343822 Snap up an Antique of the
Oak, mahogany, silver, porcelain, copper and Future at a Peak District
brass. Products exhibition
30B Church Street,Ashbourne, Derbyshire,
For more information visit
Contact: James Sinclair
Tel: 01773 744730 www.peakdistrictproducts.co.uk
Period brass, copper, iron and pewter,
White House and the
“Blue John ornaments Vatican all boast Blue
can be found in many John items.
great collections around Luckily, you can find it
the world” closer to home too.
Buxton Museum and
Semiprecious Blue John
is a real treasure of the
Peak District’s heritage.
It is a unique form of
the common fluorspar
mineral – found only
in Castleton! The
unusual name derives
from the French ‘Bleu
et Jaune’, meaning ‘Blue
The Hope Valley and Yellow’. Art
The Hope Valley has Tour the area to visit Gallery
Blue John ornaments and
plenty in store for adults local museums in Eyam has a beautiful
jewellery can be found in
and children alike. and Castleton and the collection on display,
many great collections
antiques collection on including a locally crafted
Visit one of Castleton’s around the world.
show in Eyam Hall. window! alongside urns,
show caves to see the Windsor Castle, the
Soak up the dramatic bowls and jewellery.
region’s unique, world-
limestone scenery on
famous Blue John stone -
still mined and crafted
into jewellery and fine “...dramatic limestone
chalices to this day! scenery...”
Browse the antiques
shops in Bradwell,
Bamford and Tideswell.
Castleton Visitor Centre
has fascinating displays
and a great little shop.
Local artists and
craftspeople show their
work here too.
The world-famous This charming small
Chatsworth tazza is the manor house in the
largest vase ever crafted famous plague village of
from a single piece of Eyam has been the home
Blue John. of the Wright family since
Tissington Hall holds Blue it was built in 1671.
John works too. The unusual Tapestry
Room is wallpapered with The delightfully restored
tapestries from the 15th walled garden includes a
and 16th centuries. knot garden and a rose
Visit Castleton’s Treak
Each room is furnished walk.
Cliff Cavern or Blue John
with furniture, portraits,
Cavern to see beautifully Craft workshops in the
costumes, china and
lit natural veins of Blue converted farmyard form
textiles collected over the
John stone. Afterwards, a pleasant courtyard with
last three centuries,
why not treat yourself to a restaurant, tearoom and
including a magnificent
a Blue John souvenir from giftshop.
one of the many gift
Eyam Hall, Eyam, Hope Valley,
shops? Derbyshire S32 5QW
Tel: 01433 631976
“...see beautifully lit House Opening times: Easter
week, Bank Holiday weekends
natural veins of Blue and Wed,Thurs and Sun through
John stone.” July and August: 12.00 to
Party bookings: Easter - October
Courtyard: March - Christmas
daily except Mondays.
Antiques shopping in the Hope Valley Bakewell
Bradwell Antiques Centre
Newburgh Hall, Netherside, Bradwell, The attractive market town
Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 9NT of Bakewell is a pleasure to
Contact: Nicholas Cotton
Tel: 01433 621000 explore. Browse around the
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org numerous antiques shops
Selling a wide range of furniture and collectables
from books to furniture, antiques from 50 and visit the fascinating local
dealers for sale. museums. There’s plenty to
Darbrook Pianos see – from Bakewell’s oldest
Buxton Road,Tideswell, Derbyshire SK17 8PQ
Contact: R Mellors
toilet to historic
Tel: 01298 872155 motorcycles!
Web: www.darkbrookpianos.co.uk Nearby Chatsworth House
A showroom selling a wide range of new and
restored pianos and stools. and Haddon Hall cannot be
missed. See Chatsworth’s
High Peak Antiques
High Peaks Garden Centre, Sickleholme,
glittering collections and
Marble souvenirs and the
Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0AH enjoy getting to know these
Tel: 01433 659029 museum has an outstanding
film-star locations for real.
Furniture, jewellery, paintings, linen, silver, silver inlaid table-top.
plate, collectables such as upholstered chairs, Local Ashford Black Marble
throws and mirrors.
is prized by collectors past
Visitor Attractions and present. Bakewell was “...Bakewell is a pleasure
once a centre for Black to explore...”
Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton
Contact: Vicky Turner
Tel: 01433 620571
Open daily 10.00am to 4.15pm (closed 24 & 25
Guided tours reveal Blue John in its natural state
adorning cave walls. Dramatic colourful rock
formations. Photography permitted.
Blue John Cavern, Castleton
Tel: 01433 620638
Open every day except 25 December
Summer: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Winter: 10.00am to dusk
Take a guided tour through fantastic water-hewn
caverns with dramatic stalactites and stalagmites.
Blue John mining equipment on display.
Eyam Museum, Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Derbyshire
Contact: Dr John Beck
Tel: 01433 631371
Opening Times: End March - End October
Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
10.00am to 4.30pm.
Displays on local lead mining and Eyam’s plague
story, including a grisly model plague victim!
The Old House Museum, Bakewell
The museum building has a
fascinating history and now
houses splendid collections
of costumes, furniture,
ceramics, lace, lighting and
tools. Discover Bakewell’s
oldest toilet and a prettier
Ashford Black Marble
Cunningham Place, Bakewell,
Tel: 01629 813642 Chatsworth House
Open: 1 April - end October Chatsworth House, home Famous
11.00am to 4.00pm of the Dukes of Devonshire, curiosities
houses magniﬁcent displays include four royal
of paintings, furniture, silver, thrones, the
The M&C Motorcycle Collection tapestries and porcelain. unique Blue John
tazza, a lace
The M&C Collection traces collection of period “...home of the Dukes cravat carved
motorcycle development memorabilia.
of Devonshire...” from wood and
from the early 20th century, Contact the popular ‘trompe l’oeil’ of
through the vintage period Matlock Street, Bakewell, a violin hanging on a door.
to the classic post WWII Derbyshire DE451EE
Tel: 01629 815011 Outside, the vast complex
period. The exhibits are Please phone for opening dates gardens, water features,
surrounded by a fascinating and times. follies and deer park cannot
fail to impress you.
Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire
There’s a lavishly painted DE45 1PP
hall and a neo-classical Tel: 01246 565300
sculpture gallery. You’ll find Web: www.chatsworth.org
Ashford Black Marble inlaid Opening Times:
11.00am - 5.30pm, last
table-tops in the Oak Room admission 4.30pm
and Black Marble columns open mid March until 23
in the chapel. December.
Haddon Hall Antiques shopping around Bakewell
Haddon Hall boasts nearly King Henry VIII to Lord Chappells Antique Centre
1,000 years of architectural Vernon, the then owner. 1-4 King Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire
heritage. It has been in the There’s a medieval painted DE45 1DZ
Manners family since 1563. chapel and one of the finest Tel: 01629 812496
surviving examples of a
The medieval banqueting Web: www.chappellsantiquescentre.com
Tudor kitchen. Haddon’s
hall houses a tapestry Quality antique furniture, furnishings,
collection of ‘dole’ decorative and collectors’ items, 17th to
reputed to be a gift from
cupboards is among the 20th centuries.
“1,000 years of best in the world.
GW Ford and Son
architectural heritage” Film crews love Haddon – Chappells Antiques Centre, 1-4 King Street,
spot the ‘locations’ as you Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1DZ
take in the Hall. Contact: Ian Thompson
Tel: 01246 410512
Old established antiques dealers offering a
The Estate Office, Haddon Hall, range of 18th and 19th century mahogany
Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LA and country furniture, collectors’ items,
Tel: 01629 812855 sculpture, silver and Sheffield plate.
Web: www.haddonhall.co.uk Martin & Dorothy Harper
Opening Times: King Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire
May - Sept: Daily (closed 30 DE45 1DZ
June and 1 July)
April and October: Saturday - Tel: 01629 814757
Monday 12noon - 5pm (last 18th, 19th and early 20th century furniture
admission 4pm) and accessories.
Michael Pembery Antiques
Peppercorn House, South Church Street,
Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1FD
Contact: Michael Pembrey
Tel: 01629 814161
17th and 18th century oak furniture.
Antiques in Baslow
Barbrook House, Nether End, Baslow, nr
Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1SR
Tel: 01246 583659
Wide range of antiques, concentrating on
clocks and nostalgia, including toys and
This leaflet is one of a series of
new Peak Experience guides
to the heritage of the Peak
District. Explore the wild and the
historic starting from here. Inside,
you’ll find places to visit in the
Peak’s beautiful countryside and
historic villages, well-served by
holiday accommodation, cafés,
restaurants and shops. Look out
for other guides in the series or
visit the web site for further
details and even more places to visit.
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Ashbourne 13 Market Place, DE6 1EU Tel: 01335 343666
Bakewell Old Market Hall, Bridge Street, DE45 1DS Tel: 01629 813227
Buxton The Crescent, SK17 6BQ Tel: 01298 25106
Castleton Buxton Road, S33 8WN Tel: 01433 620679
Edale Main Street, S33 7HA Tel: 01433 670207
Glossop Heritage & Information Centre Henry Street, Glossop,
Derbyshire, SK13 8BW Tel: 01457 855920
Leek 1 Market Place, ST13 5HH Tel: 01538 483741
Matlock Crown Square, DE4 3AT Tel: 01629 583388
Matlock Bath The Pavilion, DE4 3NR Tel: 01629 55082
Upper Derwent Valley Derwent Bamford, S33 0AQ Tel: 01433 650953
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