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Chamberlain Square, Birmingham: 11 reviews and 20 photos

  Joseph Priestley Statue 18.6.05
by Galahad

In one cormer of Chamberlain Square there are two statues to two of Birmingham's famous men. Under the main library building alongside the statue of James Watt is a similar statue to Joseph Priestley, scientist and political radical. On one occasion the mobs burnt his house down and he had to flee to USA for a time.
He attended the Lunar Society meetings at James Watt's house in Handsworth.

Address: Chamberlain Square
Phone: 44-121-693-6300

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 22, 2005
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