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Chesapeake Monument

A Grade II Listed Building in Southsea, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.7846 / 50°47'4"N

Longitude: -1.0992 / 1°5'57"W

OS Eastings: 463599

OS Northings: 98723

OS Grid: SZ635987

Mapcode National: GBR VPR.KV

Mapcode Global: FRA 87L0.MLS

Entry Name: Chesapeake Monument

Listing Date: 25 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386939

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474355

Location: Portsmouth, PO5

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Jude

Parish: Southsea

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Southsea St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text


PORTSMOUTH

SZ6398NE CLARENCE ESPLANADE, Southsea
774-1/25/328 Chesapeake Monument
25/09/72

II

Monument. 1862. By TJ Willis and SJ Nichol. Granite, stone and
bronze. Polished granite column set on square sandstone base
and corniced pedestal, foliated stone capital surmounted by
bronze tripod and naval crown. Base of column has bronze
relief, scroll band and dolphin heads at corner. Monument
commemorates "Their comrades who fell in battle or died from
disease and accident during an eventful commission (of HMS
Chesapeake of 4 years [1857-61])". It bears several
inscriptions; a list of those killed and those who died of
wounds at the attack on the Taku Fort, China, June 25th 1859;
the members of the crew and marines who died during the
commission; a bronze relief showing seamen and marines landing
to assault the Taku forts, and place names Peiho, Peking,
Jeddah and Calcutta and India 1857-58, Arabia 1859-59, and
China 1859-60-61.
(Berridge DW: Monuments and Memorials in the City of
Portsmouth: 1984-: 5).


Listing NGR: SZ6425599150

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