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Buxton

Steve Stamford | The Devonshire Hospital, Buxton

The Devonshire Hospital, Buxton

Or at least it was the Devonshire Hospital. For many years it was famed as a joint replacement and physiotherapy specialist hospital but as hospital stays for joint replacements went from many weeks to just a few days the powers that be decided it was no longer viable. Now part of the University of Derby much of it remains open, including the famous hydrotherapy pool - but now as a part of the university, not a hospital.
Steve Stamford | Buxton Opera House 2

Buxton Opera House 2

Buxton Opera House remains a very popular venue for a variety of acts including plays, concerts, comedy acts and of course pantomimes.
Steve Stamford | Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House remains a very popular venue for a variety of acts including plays, concerts, comedy acts and of course pantomimes.
Steve Stamford | Palace Hotel Buxton

Palace Hotel Buxton

Sitting high above the town centre the Palace Hotel is a popular place to stay in the market town of Buxton.
Steve Stamford | Victorian post box

Victorian post box

In Buxton, Derbyshire lives this rather splendid grade 2 listed post box. Created in 1866 in the Penfold design the VR marking is clearly visible on the front face. Still in daily use and its historical relevance is missed by the vast majority who walk past it.
Steve Stamford | Saint Marys church 1

Saint Marys church 1

Saint Mary's, Dale Road is a delightful church with very attractive windows - it almost looks like someone has draped the roof tiles on which gives a pleasing curve to what would otherwise be a normal roof.
Steve Stamford | Saint Marys church 2

Saint Marys church 2

Saint Mary's, Dale Road is a delightful church with very attractive windows - it almost looks like someone has draped the roof tiles on which gives a pleasing curve to what would otherwise be a normal roof.
Steve Stamford | Buxton war memorial

Buxton war memorial

This war memorial is on The Slopes in Buxton, Derbyshire. The lettering at the base reads 'Pro Patria' - which loosely translates to 'For my country'. The statue was created by L F Roslin, sculptor of London.
Steve Stamford | St Ann's Well, Buxton

St Ann's Well, Buxton

Famous of course for its spring water Buxton has been a spa town for hundreds of years with people coming to 'take the waters'. This little fountain works all year round, the water slightly warm after its passage through the earth and there is normally a queue of people filling up all manner of receptacles to take home.
Steve Stamford | Solomons temple, Buxton

Solomons temple, Buxton

On the outskirts of Buxton in Derbyshire on a hill know as Grin Low you'll find Solomon's Temple. Never actually a temple it was constructed as a folly by Solomon Mycock and later fell into disrepair, eventually becoming nothing more than a pile of stones. In 1986 it was rebuilt in a matter of months then restored in 1988 by public subscription. The tower is not truly vertical, leaning and bulging in several directions.