SK0573 : The Devonshire Royal Hospital in 1990

taken 28 years ago, near to Buxton, Derbyshire, Great Britain

The Devonshire Royal Hospital in 1990
The Devonshire Royal Hospital in 1990
The Devonshire Royal Hospital building (now popularly known as the Devonshire Dome) is a Grade II* listed 18th-century former stable block. It was built in the 1780s by John Carr of York and extended by architect Robert Rippon Duke, who added what was then the world's largest unsupported dome, with a diameter of 44.2 metres (145 ft). It is now the site of the Devonshire campus of the University of Derby.
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This is a scan of an old print showing the building in its final years of use as a hydropathic hospital. It was the last of eight such hospitals in England and finally closed in 2000.
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Date Taken
March 1990   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0566 7367 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.6002N 1:54.9967W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0570 7362
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Domed Building  Former Hospital Building  18th Century Building 

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