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Hms Orlando Monument

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.7994 / 50°47'57"N

Longitude: -1.0946 / 1°5'40"W

OS Eastings: 463902

OS Northings: 100376

OS Grid: SU639003

Mapcode National: GBR VQG.N3

Mapcode Global: FRA 86LZ.HC8

Plus Code: 9C2WQWX4+Q5

Entry Name: Hms Orlando Monument

Listing Date: 25 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387248

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475180

Location: Victoria Park, Portsmouth, PO1

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Charles Dickens

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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Monument. Early C20. Stone and marble. Solid stone tent roof
with ball finial supported by brown polished marble squat
columns on white marble base. Elaborate monument in form of
miniature Chinese temple. Commemorates the Far East Commission
of H.M.S. Orlando 1899-1902. Contains bronze Chinese bell
'taken at the capture of the North-West Fort Taku, June 1890,
and brought home by H.M.S. Orlando.' Chinese inscription on
bell, the translation of which 'Come pleasant weather and
gentle rain. The empire happy, at peace again' is inscribed on
tablet below. Inscriptions list those who died during the
Commission and refer to the capture of Fort Taku, Trensin and
the defence of the legation Peking.
(Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 86; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N &
Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth:
1967-: 456, 457; Berridge DW: Monuments and Memorials in the
City of Portsmouth: 1984-: 15).

Listing NGR: SU6610802158

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 20 July 2017.

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