The Crescent, Buxton - High Peak

1780-1790. Lodging Houses and hotel designed by John Carr of York for the 5th Duke of Devonshire as part of the speculative development of Buxton as a spa resort. External repairs were completed 1993-96 after intervention by the Secretary of State. Permission has been given to convert to a luxury spa hotel. The scheme has attracted substantial funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England. Work on the repair and conversion has started and is estimated to finish in 2019.

The Crescent, Buxton - High Peak
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: THE CRESCENT
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1257876
  • Local Planning Authority: High Peak
  • Site Type: Commercial > Hotel


  • Building Name: The Crescent
  • Locality: Buxton
  • County: Derbyshire
  • District / Borough: High Peak
  • Parliamentary Constituency: High Peak
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Local authority, multiple owners
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II, CA