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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Buxton Memorial

 
 
The Buxton Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. The Buxton Memorial Marker
Inscription. The Buxton Memorial was erected to commemorate the emancipation of slaves following the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act.

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° 29.768′ N, 0° 7.48′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from Milbank just east of Dean Stanley
The Buxton Memorial and Marker - Wide View, Looking West image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. The Buxton Memorial and Marker - Wide View, Looking West
Street. 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); W.T. Stead (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir John Gielgud (about 240 meters away); Lord Reith (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); T.E. Lawrence (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Trial of William Wallace (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Battle of Britain Memorial (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Duck Island Cottage (approx. 0.8 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
 
The Buxton Memorial Commemorative Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
3. The Buxton Memorial Commemorative Plaque
Found on the west side of the memorial.
The Buxton Memorial - Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
4. The Buxton Memorial - Looking North
With the Houses of Parliament in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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