Sir Thomas Foxtonl Buxton was an MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis between 1818 and 1837 and led the campaign to abolish slavery as an economic system. Sir Thomas was a Christian social reformer, chosen as a champion by William Wilberforce to carry on the work towards the eventual abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire.
Sir Thomas, who had an interest in education of the poor and prison reform, lived at Belfield House in Weymouth and Buxton Road is named after him.
In 2017 a memorial was erected to this esteemed local dignitary on Bincleaves Green
this was organised by the Thomas Fowell Buxton Society.
The monument was designed by Peter Loizou, then a student at Weymouth College. The 144 stones of the monument were carved by Weymouth College students under the tutelage of Master Craftsman Richard Mortimer and assembled and erected by Mitchell Construction and Albion Stone. It cost around £40,000 and was paid for entirely by public donations and fundraising events by the society.