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Patients Arriving by Ambulance, Devonshire Royal Hospital, Devonshire Road, Buxton, 1936

In 1785-90 John Carr built the Great Stables for The Crescent to house 100 horses. Later, in 1859, the Great Stables were converted into the Devonshire Royal Hospital, 'for the use of the sick poor'. The architect was the 6th Duke of Devonshire's architect, H. Currey. In 1881 Robert Rippon Duke designed one of the most notable architectural pieces of the town - a huge slate dome to cover the centr…