Fort Victoria [????-c.1861]

Submitted by Herostratus on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 14:53
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Demolished / No longer exists
Date closed / demolished
(Day, Month, & Year are approximate.)

Old Chinese Fort taken over and named Fort Victoria by  British Soldiers

When Pottinger returned to Hong Kong on 15th October 1841 he was displeased with Alexander Robert Johnson, the first administrator of Hong Kong for, amongst other things:

he failed to carry out instructions to demolish a small British fort, Victoria fort, on the Kowloon peninsula, whose evacuation had been agreed on. 

From: A Biographical Sketch-book of Early Hong Kong by B.G. Endacott p56

It appears on the 1845 map of HK as 'old Fort' roughly where the marine Police Headquarters was later built. 

Appears on the 1860 map of the proposed Kowloon annexation so it seems the Chinese reoccupied it after 1842






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