National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park


Type Sculpture , Relief

     Four statues of Buddha, each in a niche made up by shafts supporting an ogee arch. North side: Enthroned Buddha. Below the throne a relief representing a scene of worship with six figures; East side: Buddha seated on lotus flower; South side: Standing Buddha; West side: Death of Buddha.


Inscription in Japanese are on pink granite plaques below three of the niches.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Hancock, Tom Architect
Ohka, None Designer
O'Leary, William Carver
Tomiyama, None Sculptor
Heian-Bijutsu, None Other

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Carved niches on four separate faces None None
Reclining Buddha (west) Stone / Gilding / Enamels c. 3.70 x 2.75
Enthroned Buddha (north) Stone / Gilding c. 3.70 x 2.75
Buddha seated on Lotus flower (east) Stone / Gilding c. 3.70 x 2.75
Standing Buddha (south) Stone / Gilding / Black lettering c. 3.70 x 2.75

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
Structural condition
Road Battersea Park
Precise location On river side of the park, overlooking Chelsea Reach
A-Z ref 76 D7
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1984-85 Based on Japanese and Indian traditions constructed in 11 months
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details 14.5.1985
Commissioned by Most Venerable Nichidatsu Fujii, founder of the Nippozan Myohoti Order
Duty of care Wandsworth Borough Council
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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