The ancient town of Buxton, which is situated upon the extreme western boundary of the county of Derby, at
an elevation of 1,000ft. above the sea level, lies in a deep basin, having a subsoil of limestone and millstone
grit, and is environed on every side by some of the most romantic and picturesque scenery in the High Peak,
hill rising above hill in wild confusion, some attaining an altitude of from 1,900ft. to 2,000ft.