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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
Entry Name: Hms Orlando Monument
Listing Date: 25 September 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387248
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475180
Location: Portsmouth, PO1
County: City of 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
SU6300 VICTORIA PARK
774-1/8/123 HMS Orlando Monument
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
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