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Statue of George Palmer

A Grade II Listed Building in Park, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4519 / 51°27'7"N

Longitude: -0.9386 / 0°56'19"W

OS Eastings: 473848

OS Northings: 173085

OS Grid: SU738730

Mapcode National: GBR QVG.7Y

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.PR4T

Entry Name: Statue of George Palmer

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113555

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39118

Location: Reading, RG6

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Park

Built-Up Area: Reading

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Reading St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Statue of George Palmer
SU 7373 8/545
1891. Sculptor George Blackall Simmonds. Bronze. The founder of Huntley
and Palmer's biscuit empire carries his silk hat and his umbrella in his right
hand and grasps his lapel with his left. Tall pink granite plinth with moulded
base and cornice. Erected by public subscription. Stood in Broad Street.
Unveiled 4.xi.1891. Moved to present position (Palmer also gave this Park
to Reading) in 1930. A very unusual statue.

Listing NGR: SU7384873085

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

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