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Derby Castle (Douglas)

Description: Derby Castle stood on the northern end of Douglas Bay on the east coast of the Isle of Man (NGR 23947 47743). Brown's Guide to the Isle of Man of 1900 says, "Further north still, nestling under the shadow of Banks' Howe, is the ornamental structure of the Electric Tramway Station; and adjoining it is Derby Castle, another of the great pleasure resorts for which Douglas is so famed, with its gardens and its fine dancing pavilion and varieties theatre." (p. 50) and "... the Castle itself - a castellated building of modern origin used as a residential hotel, and the extensive grounds belonging to it. Through the grounds a covered walk from the gates to the door of the pavilion and theatre has been made which, together with the grounds, is brilliantly lighted with electric lights. In the pavilion, and in an attached gallery, a large number of well-executed paintings of Insular scenery, chiefly by Franz Hoepfner, are exhibited, and form an unequalled collection of Manx paintings." (p. 75)


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