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Hms Active Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.7996 / 50°47'58"N

Longitude: -1.0951 / 1°5'42"W

OS Eastings: 463868

OS Northings: 100398

OS Grid: SU638003

Mapcode National: GBR VQD.KC

Mapcode Global: FRA 86LZ.H5Q

Plus Code: 9C2WQWX3+VX

Entry Name: Hms Active Memorial

Listing Date: 18 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387246

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475178

Location: Portsmouth, PO1

County: Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Charles Dickens

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Portsea St George

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text


774-1/8/121 HMS Active Memorial


Monument. Late C19. Granite. 4 sided polished pink granite
obelisk and base set on grey unpolished granite stepped
sub-base. Inscriptions read: "Erected by the Officers and
Ship's Company of H.M.S. Active", late flagship on the west
coast of Africa and Cape of Good Hope station to perpetuate
the memory of those of their shipmates who perished while
gallantly doing their duty with the Naval Brigade of that ship
during the Kafir War of 1877-8 and the Zulu War of 1879".
Casualties are listed with the inscription "Agilis et parata".
(Berridge DW: Monuments and Memorials in the City of
Portsmouth: 1984-: 19).

Listing NGR: SU6610802158

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

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