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  Devonshire Royal
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I have been in this building when it was a hospital, it is such a lovely place. In the dome the bedrooms were all in this dome area with a balcony looking down to the ground floor.
It was however not originally built as a hospital but as a stables! It was built in 1789 for the then Duke of Devonshire as stables for his lordship and his guests. It was converted to a hospital almost a hundred years later in 1882 by Robert Rippon Duke. The dome has a span of 138 feet and is one of the laregest unsupported domes in the world. It closed as a hospital a few years ago and is now undergoing refurbishment and is now part of the University of Derbyshire. It will be reopening at the end of 2005 with a library, restaurant, coffee shop and spa.

Address: St John's Road

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  • Written Sep 25, 2005
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