Earl of Romsey and the Kent Volunteers 1797-1801, Pavilion

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Reference WMO260019

Address:

Mote Park

South Park Road

Willington

Maidstone

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Shelter
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Pavilion with dome supported by nine Doric columns. Inscription on the Pavilion. In 1799, 5,000 men of the Volunteer Brigade assembled in Mote Park to show their loyalty to the King, George III, the then Prime Minister Lord William Pitt and Lord Romney. The militia was formed to defend the county against the possible invasion by Napoleon’s army. The King was so moved by the men of Maidstone’s loyalty he wrote: “…..a display of those virtues and manners which distinguish the genuine character of Englishmen….”
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THIS PAVILION WAS ERECTED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF KENT AS A TRIBUTE OF RESPECT TO THE EARL OF ROMNEY LORD LIEUTENANT OF THE COUNTY MDCCCI

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