About this image
Thomas Bateman, the pioneer archeologist, built Lomberdale Hall in 1844. It stands back alongside the road to Youlgreave and he enlarged it in 1856 to house his growing collection of archeological artefacts.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.