History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Queen Victoria Statue

A Grade II Listed Building in Melcombe Regis, Dorset

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Find accommodation in
Melcombe Regis

Listing Text


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


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
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.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.