FAQs

Your Cart

Close
Paper Plane Your order qualifies for free standard delivery
Subtotal £0.00
Delivery £0.00
Order Total £0
Checkout Securely

The Devonshire Royal Hospital, Buxton (Devonshire Dome) Exterior

19th September 2013

 

The Devonshire Royal Hospital, Buxton was converted from John Carr of York’s glorious Georgian-era stable building, in two major stages.  William Spencer, the 6th Duke of Devonshire firstly allowed half of the building to be converted to create hospital accommodation in 1858.   In1859, architect Henry Currey, who had previously built the Natural Baths, and was later to build the Pump Room in Buxton, was responsible for the conversion of that part of the building.

Then in 1878, the Seventh Duke of Devonshire was persuaded to allow the whole building to be given over to the hospital.  Architect Robert Ripon Duke, was responsible for the design which included creating a single span dome to cover over the internal circular courtyard.  This steel ribbed dome, which has a span of 154 feet was, until recently, the largest unsupported dome in the world and is a fantastic feat of innovative Victorian engineering.

The clock tower was also added in 1880-81 by Robert Ripon Duke.  There is an urn on the pediment which is believed to have originally been sited on the Georgian Well House designed by John Carr of York, sadly, since demolished.

 

S

 

S

Related Articles

Post Title

Snowdrops

Snowdrops, usually the first sign that spring is on its way, are always such a welcome sight.  Amongst other things, snowdrops make me think of...

Post Title

A UK Staycation: William Morris Edition

In the year of the staycation, are you planning a trip away within the UK? Whether a day trip or a longer stay, there is...

Post Title

The Everlasting Vision of William Morris

The Tamsui Historical Museum, Taiwan has been holding a exhibition since last November, until the 31st October, named 'The Everlasting Vision of William Morris.' Since...

Lazy Sunday mornings 💤 our William Morris Strawberry Thief tablecloths are now back in stock in all sizes if you fancy adding some floral magic to your table ✨ Hope you all have a lovely Sunday! 🩷
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #strawberythief #victorianartist #victorian #preraphaelite #preraphaeliteart #morris
We’re going to have to look at this English summer through our rose coloured specs we think and set the table summery despite the rain!☔️🩷 We thought this made the perfect table setting; a bouquet with blooms out the garden wrapped in a Daisy napkin cone, doesn’t it look great! 🫶🏻 We’re going to put a small bunch at everyone’s seat and then they can take them home to enjoy at their houses 🌿
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #strawberrythief #napkins #floraldesign #florals #floraltabledecor #tablescape #daisy
✨ It’s the last day for 20% off our whole website! ✨ Use code: floralsummer at checkout on our website today only! 🫶🏻
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabricstack #fabricstash #floralfabric #florals #victorianart #preraphaelite
We’re thinking of selling our William Morris Daisy fabric by the half metre 🫶🏻 It’s a much narrower fabric than our usual fabrics, but we’ve had some customers interested in it in cotton and heavyweight for projects such as upholstery, curtain and dress making and quilting projects, what do you all think? ✨🌿
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabric #daisy #fabricstack #fabricstash #quiltingfabric #quiltingcotton
✨✨ Offer extended ✨✨ We forgot to give you warning that our 20% off code was expiring and we thought it would brighten up some rainy July days, so now until the 14th July, take 20% off our website using code: FLORALSUMMER ☂️ 
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #floralfabric #fabricstack #strawberrythief #yorkshirebusiness #independantbusiness #florals #floraldesigner #victoriandesign
Cut this wonderful fabric stack yesterday 🫶🏻 All these beautiful Morris florals together in our heavyweight fabrics 🪡🧵
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabrics #fabricdestashuk #fabricstack
Our biggest summer sale alert! ‼️ Fancy 20% off our entire website?✨ Including our timeless Morris Strawberry Thief licensed design and everything else in our collection, just use code; floralsummer at checkout, hurry, it ends on the 7th July 🫶🏻
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisdesigns #strawberrythief #preraphaelites #victoriandesign #madeinengland #printedintheuk #summersale
One of our favourite Morris quotes 🫶🏻
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #morris #willowbough #quotes #quotestagram #quotestoliveby #quotes #floral #floraldesign
Enjoying peony season with some fresh blooms 🫶🏻
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabric #willowbough #peonies #peony #florals #floraldesign #florallove
Breakfast featuring Strawberry Thief taking pictures whilst waiting for the toast to pop! 🍓
•
•
•
#williammorrisdesign #williammorris #williammorrisfabric #fabric #fabrics #strawberrythief #strawberrythiefprint #victoriandesign #victorian #tablescapes #tablesettings #floraltable #floraltablescape
Can’t go on holidays without our Strawberry Thief windbreak to huddle behind! ⛱️ We upcycled this using the posts from our old one, if you’ve got one hanging about the garden shed, the how-to is on our blog so you can craft your own using our William Morris fabrics that we sell by the half metre 🫶🏻
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabric #upcycle #upcycledfurniture #upcycleproject #windbreaker #beachcraft #crafting #fabricstash #strawberrythief
Bertie’s been loving Bridgerton and thought he’d pose with the wisteria wearing his Daisy cravat 😉
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisdesign #daisy #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabric #fabrics #williammorristextiles #preraphaelite #preraphaelitebrotherhood #fabricstore #bridgerton
When the audio accurately sums up how you feel about a design 🫶🏻 Beautiful Sweet Briar was first designed in 1912, we love the sweet little pink flowers in the climbing rose stems 🌹 This licensed Morris design is now back in stock, let us know if you’d like a sample! ✨
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabric #fabricstash #ukfabric #ukprinting #floralfabric #preraphaelite #floraldesign #floraldesigner
Our William Morris Willow Bough green placemats are now back in stock! ✨ They’re a beautiful addition to the table for every meal time 🫶🏻
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisfabrics #fabric #placemats #tablescape #floraltable #preraphaelite #floralhome
🌷 William Morris month day 30 🌷 As we come near the end of Morris month, we’re celebrating with a fabric stack, full of beautiful licensed designs, which is your fave? 🌿 “Remember that a pattern is either right or wrong. It cannot be forgiven for blundering, as a picture may be which has otherwise great qualities in it. It is with a pattern as with a fortress, it is no stronger than its weakest point.”- William Morris 🤍 
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabric #floralfabric #floralfabrics #fabricstack #fabricstash #fabricstore #onlinefabrics #ukfabricsonline #independantbusiness