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The George Baxter Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewisham, London

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Latitude: 51.438 / 51°26'16"N

Longitude: -0.0485 / 0°2'54"W

OS Eastings: 535736

OS Northings: 172805

OS Grid: TQ357728

Mapcode National: GBR JG.4G0

Mapcode Global: VHGRF.33QZ

Entry Name: The George Baxter Memorial

Listing Date: 24 July 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489638

Location: Lewisham, London, SE23

County: London

District: Lewisham

Electoral Ward/Division: Perry Vale

Built-Up Area: Lewisham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Forest Hill, St George With Lower Sydenham, St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

779/0/10128 SOUTH ROAD
24-JUL-02 Forest Hill
The George Baxter Memorial


Churchyard monument. Circa 1867. Commemorates George Baxter (1804 -1867), a printer who invented the first method of producing colour prints in quantity. Polished granite tapering obelisk about 15 feet high on deep tapering plinth with inscription on two granite steps , the western side with attached stone wreath, set on a stone step with square stone pavement, enclosed by cast iron railings with partly twisted horizontal railings with moulded mid and corner posts with acorn finials. Inscription to east reads "In fond remembrance of / my dear husband/ George Baxter who was gifted as an artist/ with the highest qualities of artistic taste/ and was the sole inventor and patentee/ of Oil Color Picture Printing." A religious poem and reference to Luke XI v 13 follows. Further inscriptions on other faces of the plinth commemorate his wife Mary (d. 1871), his daughter Charlotte Warner Baxter (d. 1907) and his son William Oliver (d. 1875).

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