Wellington Battery, Central [c.1844-c.1888] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Wellington Battery, Central [c.1844-c.1888]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1844-01-01 (Year is approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1888-01-01 (Year is approximate)

Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Demolished
Date of last visit: Jul-1998
Ref: ROB-00171


  • 1845: Un-named Bty of 6 guns at this site.  (WO 78/479).
  • 1851: Wellington Bty of 9 guns.  (WO 78/456).
  • 1854: 9 x 32 pdr guns.  (WO 1/481).
  • 1875: There are no guns mounted at Wellington Bty.  (WO 78/2362).
  • 1882: Bty marked on map, no guns noted.  (MPHH 1/465).
  • 1887: Bty area authorised to become the site of a Submarine Mining Barracks.  (WO 78/3276).

For a background to these notes, and a glossary of terms used, please see: http://gwulo.com/node/24630  

Photos that show this place


Detailed history of the site here - plus pics of the original sea wall and well they found during current MTR construction works


In 1844 I have found numerous references to the construction of 2 Barrack blocks near the Eastern Battery which I believe is this one