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Bust of Sir Joseph Paxton at Crystal Palace Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Crystal Palace, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.421 / 51°25'15"N

Longitude: -0.0707 / 0°4'14"W

OS Eastings: 534242

OS Northings: 170879

OS Grid: TQ342708

Mapcode National: GBR HN.BTD

Mapcode Global: VHGRD.QJGZ

Entry Name: Bust of Sir Joseph Paxton at Crystal Palace Park

Location: Bromley, London, SE19

County: London

District: Bromley

Locality: Crystal Palace

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Listing Date: 8 November 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488221

Source ID: 1389535

Listing Text

785/0/10080 THICKET ROAD

08-NOV-01 Bust of Sir Joseph Paxton at
Crystal Palace Park

GV II


Bust. 1869, signed by W F Woodington. Massive bust of Joseph Paxton, the designer of the Crystal Palace executed in Carrera marble in a heroic style. This now stands on a later C20 brick plinth to a height of 8 feet. The bust was paid for by public subscription and unveiled on the Terraces on 10th June 1873 by Lady Frederick Cavendish of Chatsworth. It was moved to another site in the park after the destruction of Crystal Palace by fire in 1936.

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