Monument to Vice- Admiral Robert Fitzroy, Beulah Hill, Croydon, Greater London

Monument to Vice- Admiral Robert Fitzroy, Beulah Hill, Croydon, Greater London
Photograph taken 03 September 1999 © Mr David Evans LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 436119

This monument to Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy (1805-1865) was built in c1865. He was captain of the 'Beagle' during Charles Darwin's first voyage (1831-36). He was responsible for many meteorological discoveries and was made the first head of the Meteorological Office in 1854. He was also Governor of New Zealand between 1843 and 1845.

Location

Greater London Croydon

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

monument memorial remembrance navy science darwin Victorian (1837 - 1901)