The Buxton Memorial Fountain, Victoria Tower Gardens

The Buxton Memorial

Samuel Sanders Teulon and Charles Buxton

1863; erected 1865; restored 2007

Timber, granite, limestone, metalwork, tiles, etc.

Victoria Tower Gardens

London SW1

Other Views and Related Material

  • Side
  • Detail of canopy
  • Detail of exterior stone-carving
  • Interior, drinking fountain
  • Detail of interior stone-carving
  • Palace of Westminster in the background (1)
  • Palace of Westminster in the background (2)
  • Foxwarren Park, Buxton's family home
  • This spectacular, over-the-top drinking fountain was donated and may have been originally designed by the self-taught architect Charles Buxton. He intended it as a monument to his father's work on the anti-slavery campaign, which had helped to bring about the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. [continued below]

    Photograph, caption, and commentary below by Jacqueline Banerjee 2008

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