This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TM 24 NW PLAYFORD
4/9 Monument to Sir Thomas - Clarkson, 10 metres south- west of Church of St. Mary
Monument. Erected 1857 to Sir Thomas Clarkson of Playford Hall (died 1846).
A plain granite obelisk about 5 metres high on a square plinth. A brief inscription on each of 4 sides. In close partnership with William Wilberforce, Sir Thomas Clarkson initiated and organised the campaign for the abolition of slavery, from the late C18 until it was finally abolished by Act of Parliament in 1834.
Listing NGR: TM2175348074
© R H MacMillan. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Macmillan, R H
Rights Holder: Macmillan, R H
Granite, Victorian Obelisk, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Garden Ornament, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative
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