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The Simeon Monument

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4556 / 51°27'20"N

Longitude: -0.9695 / 0°58'10"W

OS Eastings: 471697

OS Northings: 173464

OS Grid: SU716734

Mapcode National: GBR QMF.BM

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.4NTZ

Entry Name: The Simeon Monument

Listing Date: 22 March 1957

Last Amended: 30 March 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113534

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39070

Location: Reading, RG1

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Reading

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Reading St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 7173 SE

The Obelisk


1804. Designed by Sir John Soane. Portland stone fluted obelisk with chamfered
sides (key pattern) which have palmette tympana cut into capping. Striated
cylinder over capped by pineapple. Rusticated triangular base with lobed corners,
each with fasces in relief and with bracketed cast and wrought iron lamp overthrows.
Moulded panels on each face - bronze tablet to south inscribed: "Erected and
lighted forever at the expense of Edward Simeon Esqre, as a mark of affection
to his native town AD 1804. Lancelot Austwick Esq Mayor". Contemporary railings,
cast iron with fleur de lys heads and heavy standards.

Listing NGR: SU7169773464

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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