City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
The Buxton Memorial
The memorial was donated by Charles Buxton MP in memory of his father, Sir Thomas Foxwell Buxton, and those associated with him in the struggle for the abolition of slavery in the British colonies.
It was originally sited in Parliament Square, but later removed and erected in Victoria Tower Gardens in 1957 to mark the 150th anniversary of the 1807 Act abolishing the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Designed by S.S. Teulon in the Gothic style, the spire is timber framed, and clad with enamelled sheet metal. Many different materials and decorative techniques are used, including grey and pink granite, limestone, grey and red sandstone, rosso marble enammelled metalwork, wrought iron, mosaic and terracotta.
Following extensive restoration by The Royal Parks, the Memorial was unveiled on 27th March 2007 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the passing of the 1807 Act.
Erected by The Royal Parks.
Location. 51° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1P 3JU, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Thomas Peirson Frank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burghers of Calais (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); W.T. Stead (about 180 meters away); Emmeline Pankhurst (about 210 meters away); Sir John Gielgud (about 240 meters away); Lord Reith (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); T.E. Lawrence (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Jewel Tower (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
More about this marker. The memorial and marker are found within Victoria Tower Gardens, easily visible throughout the park.
Also see . . . Buxton Memorial Fountain (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 20, 2017.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR •
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