The Paxton Memorial

Joseph Goddard (1840-1900)

c.1866

Described in the listing text as "Of stone, and not unlike an Eleanor Cross with pink granite colonnettes rising up the side."

Close to the former main entrance gates

Goddard was a well-known Leicester-based architect. Note that Paxton neither died nor was buried in Coventry. He died at Sydenham, at his home near the Crystal Palace, and was buried in the churchyard at Edensor — the village near Chatsworth House that he, with his assistant John Robertson, had planned and designed for the Duke of Devonshire.

  • The Late Sir Joseph Paxton (some details of his funeral)
  • Photograph by Laurence Cooke, commentary and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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