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Monument to Prince Lee Boo Approximately 10 Metres West of West Tower Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Rotherhithe, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5013 / 51°30'4"N

Longitude: -0.0543 / 0°3'15"W

OS Eastings: 535144

OS Northings: 179837

OS Grid: TQ351798

Mapcode National: GBR JB.2Z9

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.0JMF

Entry Name: Monument to Prince Lee Boo Approximately 10 Metres West of West Tower Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385868

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471287

Location: Southwark, London, SE16

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Rotherhithe

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Rotherhithe St Mary with All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3579 ST MARYCHURCH STREET
636-1/6/890 (North side)
Monument to Prince Lee Boo approx
10m W of W tower, Church of St Mary

GV II

Chest tomb with related headstone to Prince Lee Boo. Dated
1784. Yellow brick, rectangular tomb with Portland stone,
scalloped headstone at one end and inscribed Portland stone
ledger.
HISTORY: erected by the Hon. East India Company in memory of
Prince Lee Boo of the Pelew Islands, whose father had treated
the shipwrecked crew of the East Indiaman Antelope' with
kindness in 1738. Lee Boo returned to London with Captain
Wilson of the Antelope' who is commemorated on the headstone,
and died of smallpox. The inscription ends, "Stop, reader,
stop, let Nature shed a tear / A prince of mine, Lee Boo, lies
buried here".

Listing NGR: TQ3514479837

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

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