Sir William Paxton

Knight Bachelor (from 1803)

Died aged c. 80

Sir William Paxton (1744−1824) was a Scottish-born sailor, a businessman and the Welsh Member of Parliament for Carmarthen. He was instrumental in developing Tenby into a seaside resort.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Brian Cooper on Flickr
Brian Cooper on Flickr

The site of the Sea Water Baths and Assembly Rooms built by Sir William Paxton in 1811. "The sea washes away all the ills of men" (Euripides)

Laston House, Harbour Square, Tenby, United Kingdom where they built (1811)

Tenby House built in 1821 by Sir William Paxton on the site of the Globe Inn. John Wesley preached from the Old Market Cross nearby in 1763 and 1784

Tenby House Hotel, Tudor Square, Tenby, United Kingdom where they built (1821)