Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Chinese Guardian Lions

 
 
Chinese Guardian Lions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2018
1. Chinese Guardian Lions Marker
Inscription.  
Chinese Guardian Lions
This pair of Chinese guardian lions were presented by Sir John Ramsden in 1958. They are superb examples of Chinese sculpture and are similar to those made of bronze, which stand in the grounds of the Imperial Palace at Peking.

These stone lions weigh about ten tons each and were probably made in the 18th century, though they may possibly date from the Ming period (1368-1644).

Please do not climb on the lions.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 51° 28.736′ N, 0° 17.462′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kew Road and Lichfield Road, on the left when traveling north. Located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England TW9 3JR, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kew Guild War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Temple of Bellona (about 180 meters away,
Chinese Guardian Lions image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2018
2. Chinese Guardian Lions
measured in a direct line); Barbara Everest (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); King William’s Temple (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Queen’s Garden (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Orangery Project (approx. 7.8 kilometers away); Victoria R (approx. 7.8 kilometers away); Elfin Oak (approx. 7.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
 
Chinese Guardian Lions image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2018
3. Chinese Guardian Lions
Chinese Guardian Lions image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2018
4. Chinese Guardian Lions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
Paid Advertisement
Aug. 10, 2020