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The Crescent, Buxton Derbyshire

The Crescent, Buxton Derbyshire

Engraver: Cartwright, T.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 11

Item number: 25

Length: 13.9

Width: 20

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the Georgian Crescent at Buxton in Derbyshire. This was built by James Carr, a well respected and experienced architect from York. It was part of efforts made by the principal landowner of Buxton the Duke of Devonshire to develop Buxton into a Spa town to rival Bath. The spa was located down the hillside from the old market town of Buxton. As can be seen in this picture the Crescent was built in a rather isolated, windswept hillside. (the land around it was later developed). It was much smaller than Bath's Royal Crescent, being elliptical rather than semi-circular in shape. It was nevertheless still a hugely impressive structure and contained not only houses, but shops, hotel, a ballroom and assembly hall as well as St Ann's Well.

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