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Description: Bust of Sir Joseph Paxton at Crystal Palace Park
Date Listed: 8 November 2001
English Heritage Building ID: 488221
OS Grid Reference: TQ3424270878
OS Grid Coordinates: 534242, 170878
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4210, -0.0707
785/0/10080 THICKET ROAD
08-NOV-01 Bust of Sir Joseph Paxton at
Crystal Palace Park
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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Source: English Heritage
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