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

Chinese Guardian Lions

 
 
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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.

 
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. Touch for map. Located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England TW9 3JR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 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, 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
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By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2018
2. Chinese Guardian Lions
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Victoria R (approx. 7.8 kilometers away); Elfin Oak (approx. 7.9 kilometers away); Sir Jacob Epstein Sculpture (approx. 8.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2018
3. Chinese Guardian Lions
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By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2018
4. Chinese Guardian Lions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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