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High Peak (District Authority)
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SK 05527 73442



SK0573SE ST JOHN'S ROAD, Pavilion Gardens 616-1/4/104 (South side) 21/12/70 The Octagonal (Formerly Listed as: THE PAVILION Octagonal Hall)


Concert hall. 1875, extended C20 and restored 1994. Designed by Robert Ripon Duke. Stone foundations to cast-iron, timber and glass structure under banded slate roof. PLAN: octagonal. EXTERIOR: single tall storey. 8 sides with gabled entrance fronts to north and south. South side has 7 windows divided by tall square cast-iron columns, with moulded capitals and bases, these window lights are arranged 1:2:3:2:1, all with stone bases and three horizontal divisions, 12 panes, 3 panes and 12 panes with curved iron brackets at eaves. Central section has glazed double doors and margin lights to windows, topped with broad glazed pediment with tripartite fanlight and side lights. Attached to the corners on the upper floor are 2 ornate iron scrolled brackets supporting single lamps. North entrance front similar though obscured by later alterations and additions. Other fronts have 4 windows, with window lights arranged 2:3:3:2 with similar glazing and dividing columns. Some fronts obscured by earlier and later buildings. All other fronts topped with ornate iron railings. Slate roof has 8 sided shallow hipped roof and then central octagonal dome with a single dormer window to each face. These dormers have tripartite windows with round headed central lights, with margin light glazing, pilaster surrounds supporting entablature with urns and central iron finial. Dome is topped with cast-iron crown. The exterior rain water goods bear the inscription: R & J Rankin /Union Foundry /Liverpool. INTERIOR: paired cast-iron columns part fluted with ornate capitals support the central dome section, with the roof line sloping on cast-iron ribs to the outer edges. Decoration includes ornate spandrels and trellises. There are lunettes to north and south. An inserted stage and ceiling obscure some of the original structure. HISTORY: this Concert Hall was built as part of the entertainment buildings constructed on the north side of the Pavilion Gardens, which were donated to the town by the 7th

Duke of Devonshire. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire: Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 117).

Listing NGR: SK0552773442


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, (1953), 117


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 17 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/11418/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ken Bourne. Source Historic England Archive
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