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THE GEORGE BAXTER MEMORIAL

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE GEORGE BAXTER MEMORIAL

List entry Number: 1061399

Location

THE GEORGE BAXTER MEMORIAL, SOUTH ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Lewisham

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Jul-2002

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 489638

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

II

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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National Grid Reference: TQ 35736 72805

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