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Maiwand Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.457 / 51°27'25"N

Longitude: -0.9675 / 0°58'2"W

OS Eastings: 471836

OS Northings: 173614

OS Grid: SU718736

Mapcode National: GBR QMF.S5

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.5MXY

Entry Name: Maiwand Memorial

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155769

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38938

Location: Reading, RG1

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

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

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/01/2012

SU 7173 NE 1/485

Maiwand Memorial


1886. Sculptor George Simmonds. (son of George Simmonds of Simmonds Brewery). Casters Young and Co, Pimlico; terracotta pedestal Wheeler Bros. Kilns, soley supervised by the sculptor. 3 times life size cast iron statue of an enraged lion courant weighing 16 tons. Rectangular pilastered plinth records the names of the dead. Tablet to south-west inscribed "This monument records the names and commemorates the valour and devotion of xi officers and cccxviii non-commissioned officers and men of the lxvi Berkshire Regiment who gave their lives for their country at Girisk, Maiwand and Kandahar during the Afghan campaign 1879-80 'History does not afford any grander or finer instance of gallantry and devotion to Queen and Country than that displayed by the lxvi Regiment at the battle of Maiwand on the 27 July 1880' - Dispatch of General Primrose". Erected by public subscription.

Listing NGR: SU7183673614

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 20 July 2017.

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

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