This detailed and coloured map of Buxton was created in 1898 by John Bartholomew of the long running map publishers, Bartholomew & Co., first established in 1832. The company is still running today as ‘Collins Bartholomew’ and is owned by the well-known Harper Collins publishers.
Although slightly difficult to see from this image alone, the map of Buxton shown is very detailed and shows notes of elevation in feet, and the train line. You can even see the walks and footpaths mapped out in Corbar Woods and through the park.
The map shows recognisable landmarks of Buxton that we still have today like the Devonshire Dome and the Crescent. However, can you spot things which aren’t here anymore or haven’t been built yet? The iconic Buxton Opera House is missing from the map as it wasn’t built until 1903. The map also depicts the two platforms on the station, one of which is no longer standing. Maps like these are a window into Buxton’s past.