Arch, Paganhill, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Arch, Paganhill, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Photograph taken June 1961 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: HAW 9410/08

The arch standing forlornly on Farmhill Road (to the right of the T junction) was erected by Henry Wyatt in 1834 to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the British Colonies. It once marked the entrance to Farmhill Park, an 18th-century mansion built for local clothier Richard Cooke in 1784. The building was demolished 1933-4. A council estate now surrounds the arch.

Location

Gloucestershire Stroud

Period

1960s (1960 - 1969)

Tags

aerial view commemorate arch slavery 1960s (1960 - 1969) council housing