Plaque

Sir Buxton and slaves fountain - moved

Inscription

From 1865 to 1950 there stood on this site the memorial fountain in memory of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton Bart. MP and others and in commemoration of the emancipation of slaves under the British flag in the year 1834. The memorial now stands in the Victoria Tower Gardens.

We have another page showing the memorial in its new location.

Site: Sir Buxton and slaves fountain - moved (1 memorial)

SW1, Parliament Square

This memorial is on the low stone wall around the inside of Parliament Square, on the north side.

'London a Pilgrimage', 1872, by Gustave Doré and Blanchard Jerrold has, amongst all the other wonderful drawings, an image of this edifice here, in its original, location. The drawing shows people using the 'florid drinking fountain' as shelter from the rain. Similarly, Hitchcock's 1950 film 'Stage Fright' has a scene which shows the fountain still here.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Sir Buxton and slaves fountain - moved

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Abolition of slavery

The British abolition of slavery came in two parts: first the Abolition of th...

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Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1st Baronet)

MP, brewer, slave abolitionist and social reformer. Born Essex. Entered the B...

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