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Queen Victoria Statue

A Grade II Listed Building in Melcombe Regis, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6188 / 50°37'7"N

Longitude: -2.4507 / 2°27'2"W

OS Eastings: 368208

OS Northings: 79992

OS Grid: SY682799

Mapcode National: GBR PY.CXZ6

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RF.P19

Plus Code: 9C2VJG9X+GP

Entry Name: Queen Victoria Statue

Listing Date: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272145

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467466

Location: Dorset, DT4

County: Dorset

Electoral Ward/Division: Melcombe Regis

Built-Up Area: Weymouth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Radipole and Melcombe Regis

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


WEYMOUTH

SY6879NW DORCHESTER ROAD
873-1/18/68 (East side)
Queen Victoria Statue

GV II

Commemorative statue to Queen Victoria. 1902. Approx 5m high
overall, a life-size bronze figure of the Queen stands on a
Portland stone podium approx 2m square. The standing figure
faces S along the Esplanade, with back to Church of St John
(qv). The square plinth has a weathered and moulded capping
above 4 decorative panels, on a moulded base to 2 offset
square stages and a weathered 2-stage platform.
The S side is inscribed: VICTORIA. D.G. BRITANNIAR (sic)
REGINA. FID DEF INDIAE IMP. To the N the panel reads: 'This
memorial erected by public subscription was opened by HRH
Princess Beatrice (Princess Henry of Battenberg) October 20th
1902. John Bragg Mayor, Richard Nicholas Howard, Town Clerk.'
The E face has a carved Arms of the Borough of Melcombe Regis,
and the NW side the Royal Arms. No sculptor's name is
recorded.
The statue is in a good position at the N entry to the town,
but is less favourably placed than the corresponding King's
Statue (qv) at the S end of the Esplanade.


Listing NGR: SY6820879992

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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