Eleanor Coade | Master of Stone

Discover the story of Eleanor Coade, a trailblazing businesswoman in England’s Georgian period, whose life’s work changed the course of stonemasonry forever.

Eleanor Coade and Her Artificial Stone- Eleanor Coade was unusual for the times she lived in as she ran a business in a male dominated world. This is the inspiring story of this Georgian era businesswoman.
 
Danielle is a Derbyshire based historian, author and history blogger. She has a First in History and an MA in Public History and Heritage, both from the University of Derby. She currently works as a Visitor Centre Assistant at Masson Mills, but has worked and volunteered in the heritage sector since 2016.

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Buxton Crescent is accessible by wheelchair and fitted with accessible lift and toilet facilities. The Pump Room is one-level Assistance dogs are welcome in Buxton Crescent and the Pump Room. We are working hard on having hearing loops available before the end of 2024.

The Pump Room is fitted with an accessible toilet.

Buxton Crescent has male, female and accessible toilets.

The Pavilion Gardens have public toilet facilities, just 5 minutes walk away.

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tells the stories of Buxton, The Crescent, its famous water and the many people who came to seek its cure. Click here to read more.

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