Buxton  Derbyshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Buxton like this:

Buxton.-- watering-place, market town, and township, Bakewell par., N. Derbyshire, 36 miles NW. of Derby and 163 miles NW. of London by rail -- township, 1823 ac., pop. 4110; town, pop. 6025; 2 Banks, 5 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. The town is finely situated in a valley, 1000 ft. above sea-level, and is remarkable for its dry, bracing climate. ...

It has long been famous for its mineral waters, which were known to the Romans. The springs supply hot and cold water, though only a short distance apart. The average temperature of the hot springs is 82 Fahr.; they discharge about 60 gals. per minute. There are excellent hotels and the various establishments that are to be found in a favourite watering -place. In the vicinity is Diamond Hill, so named from its abundance of quartz crystals; also, Poole's Hole, a remarkable stalactite caver.

Buxton through time

Buxton is now part of High Peak district. Click here for graphs and data of how High Peak has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Buxton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Buxton, in High Peak and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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