TQ3079 : Buxton Memorial (Fountain), Victoria Tower Gardens

taken 9 years ago, near to Westminster, Great Britain

Buxton Memorial (Fountain), Victoria Tower Gardens
Buxton Memorial (Fountain), Victoria Tower Gardens
The Gothic Fountain commemorates Sir T.F. Buxton, a slave-trade abolitionist and prison reformer. It was designed by the architect Samuel Sanders Teulon and Buxton's son, Charles, an MP, in 1865-66. The brightly-patterned roof is clad in enamelled metalwork. Grade II listed.
It originally stood in Parliament Square, but was moved to its present location in 1957 to mark the 150th anniversary of the 1807 Act abolishing the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 March, 2009
Category
Architectural feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 302 791 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7514N 0:7.5484W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 301 791
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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