Person    | Male  Born 3/8/1803  Died 8/6/1865

Sir Joseph Paxton

Architect responsible for the Great Exhibition, 1851. Born Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire. The Crystal Palace Company gave him, free of rent, Rockhills, a Regency house to the north of the Crystal Palace. He lived at Rockhills from 1853 until his death there.

IanVisits has a fascinating post about a scheme proposed by Paxton: the Great Victorian Way — a railway that would have run for 10 miles around central London.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Sir Joseph Paxton

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Great Exhibition and Prince Albert

Designed by Joseph Durham with modifications by Sydney Smirke. Inaugurated by...

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Great Exhibition - Hyde Park - entrance

Building designed by: Joseph Paxton First large scale prefabricated glass and...

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Paxton’s house ‘Rockhills'

On this site stood Rockhills, the home of Sir Joseph Paxton MP, 1852 - 1865, ...

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Sir Joseph Paxton - giant bust

The Carrera marble bust is 8ft high.

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Alec Clifton-Taylor

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C. W. Reeves

C. W. Reeves

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1 memorial
John & Ruth Howard Charitable Trust

John & Ruth Howard Charitable Trust

The Trust will consider giving grants for the preservation of buildings of historic or architectural interest anywhere in England (but not Wales), with a preference for the Greater London area (not...

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1 memorial
Trinity Church New York

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1 memorial
Nicholas Stone

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2 memorials