Buxton in the 18th and 19th centuries: a changing spa town – Richard Tuffrey.

Walking Tour: Buxton in the 18th and 19th centuries: a changing spa town - Richard Tuffrey.

It was the Fifth Duke of Devonshire who, in the late 18th century, had the foresight to create a fashionable spa town at Buxton to take advantage of its naturally flowing warm waters. Together with his architect, John Carr, the Duke built some of the country’s finest Georgian architecture. With the arrival of the railways a century later opening the town up to new visitors, a second wave of building began under the patronage of the Seventh Duke and, later, by the Buxton Improvements Company.

 

Richard Tuffrey, former Conservation Officer for Buxton, will lead a tour around some of the key buildings that emerged from these two crucial periods of the town’s development, celebrating their architectural influences and looking at how the town remodelled itself to meet the needs of its changing visitors. 

The tour takes place in the town centre and therefore terrain will be mostly pavements and roads. However, there may be steps, gentle slopes and some uneven surfaces so please ensure suitable footwear is worn. 

 

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Where we are

Pump Room Crescent Buxton SK17 6BH Call: 01298214577 What three words: ///fountain.escorting.shout

Accessiblity

The tour takes place in the town centre and therefore terrain will be mostly pavements and roads. However, there may be steps, gentle slopes and some uneven surfaces so please ensure suitable footwear is worn.

Times

18th September 3pm– 4pm

Toilets

If you are visiting the Pump Room there is a toilet available for use - please ask a member of staff for assistance.

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