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George Baxter - SE26 George Baxter - SE26

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: George Baxter - SE26

Erection date: 1980


{Between the Sydenham Society and Lewisham Borough Council logos:}
Baxter Field named after George Baxter 1804 - 1867. An engraver and printmaker who lived for many years in The Retreat, Peak Hill. He married Mary Harrild, daughter of Robert Harrild, the printer of Round Hill Cottage in 1827. Baxter developed a method of printing in oil colour, patented in 1835, which was more economical than earlier methods used. He was killed by a horse drawn vehicle in 1867 and buried at Christchurch, Forest Hill.

There is a house, still extant, called Round Hill Cottage but Harrild lived at the big house, Round Hill House, no longer standing.

Site: George Baxter - SE26 (1 memorial)

SE26, Charlecote Grove, Baxter Field

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Round Hill House

In living memory this was "very run down and some kind of Labour Party social...

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The Retreat, Peak Hill, Sydenham

George Baxter's wife was living here in 1865 when he joined her and stayed un...

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George Baxter

Artist and craftsman. Born Lewes. 1825 moved to London and married his cousin...

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Mary Harrild

Daughter of Robert Harrild, printer.  Married George Baxter.

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Robert Harrild

Printer and engineer. Born in Bermondsey, where in 1801 he set up the Bluecoa...

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Lewisham Borough Council

The Borough of Lewisham was formed as an amalgamation of the Metropolitan Bor...

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Sydenham Society

A civic society formed with the aim to be 'A voice for Sydenham and to make i...

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