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Devonshire Dome Ironworks, Buxton

The Devonshire Royal Hospital building is a GdII* listed 18th century former stable block in Buxton. It was built by John Carr of York, and was later extended by architect Robert Rippon Duke who added what was then the world’s largest unsupported dome with a diameter of 145 ft.

The hospital building is now the site of the Devonshire campus of the University of Derby.

A cast iron balustrade runs around the outside of the lantern light. The balustrade panels and posts were removed, repaired, painted and reinstalled. We also repainted the main access ladder. The small ladder to the lantern roof was too corroded to save so a replica has been made and installed.

Devonshire Dome Ironworks, Buxton - Balustrading stripped down

Balustrading stripped down

Devonshire Dome Ironworks, Buxton - Refurbished balustrade (overlooking The Crescent)

Refurbished balustrade (overlooking The Crescent)

Devonshire Dome Ironworks, Buxton - Ladders run from the dome base

Ladders run from the dome base

Devonshire Dome Ironworks, Buxton - Inside the dome

Inside the dome

Devonshire Dome Ironworks, Buxton - Ticket to the opening in 1881

Ticket to the opening in 1881

Devonshire Dome Ironworks, Buxton - Posts prior to workshop repair

Posts prior to workshop repair

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