Group    From 1790  To 1830

Clapham Sect

A group of evangelical Christians, who worshipped at Holy Trinity Church in Clapham and centred on William Wilberforce, who campaigned for the abolition of slavery and other religious, philanthropic and moral causes.  The name, the Clapham Sect, was not used until 1844. See the Holy Trinity memorial for a list of the 10 important members.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Clapham Sect

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Clapham Sect - SW11

The Clapham Sect. Members of the British anti-slavery movement met at Batters...

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Holy Trinity Clapham - Clapham Sect

The damage on this plaque is the result of WW2 bombs.

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Holy Trinity Clapham - Wilberforce

William Wilberforce and 'the Clapham Sect' worshipped in this church. Their ...

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Rev and Dr Venn

Venn Street, SW4 The Reverend John Venn (1759 - 1813), after whom this street...

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Other Subjects

Sir John Cass

Sir John Cass

Tory politician, slave trader and philanthropist. Date of birth unknown so we use his date of baptism, which took place at St Botolph, Aldgate. 1705 became a director of the Royal African Company w...

Person, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, Race Issues

2 memorials
Felix Slade

Felix Slade

Collector of glass, books and engravings funded from the wealth he inherited from his father. Member of the Society of Antiquaries, he endowed 3 Slade Professorships of Fine Art at universities, an...

Person, Art, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Miss Ellen Heaton

Miss Ellen Heaton

Born 7 Briggate, Leeds. Art collector and philanthropist, initiating several charitable projects in Leeds. She cultivated relationships with some of the leading literary and artistic talents of he...

Person, Philanthropy

1 memorial
William Wilberforce (abolitionist)

William Wilberforce (abolitionist)

Politician, philanthropist and slavery abolitionist. Born in High Street, Hull. Entered parliament in 1780 and became a close ally of William Pitt the Younger. He converted to evangelical Christian...

Person, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Seriously Famous

7 memorials
Richard Carr-Gomm

Richard Carr-Gomm

Army officer and charity founder. Richard Culling Carr-Gomm was born on 2 February 1922 at Mancetter Lodge, Mancetter, near Atherstone, Warwickshire. He was the son of Mark Culling Carr-Gomm (1883...

Person, Armed Forces, Philanthropy, Germany

1 memorial