Treasured jewel of our spa town

It may be one of Buxton's most treasured pieces of architectural heritage, but what is the history surrounding the beautiful Grade I Listed Crescent building and why has it stood empty for over a decade?

Located in the centre of the spa town, the Crescent was built by the Fifth Duke of Devonshire between 1779 and 1789 to the design of John Carr, a York-based mason and architect.

Carr also designed the Great Stables, which serviced the Crescent and later became the Devonshire Royal Hospital.

 

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