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Latitude: 51.4549 / 51°27'17"N
Longitude: -0.968 / 0°58'4"W
OS Eastings: 471800
OS Northings: 173384
OS Grid: SU718733
Mapcode National: GBR QMF.NX
Mapcode Global: VHDWT.5PLK
Entry Name: The Simeon Monument
Listing Date: 22 March 1957
Last Amended: 30 March 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113534
English Heritage Legacy ID: 39070
Location: Reading, RG1
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
SU 7173 SE
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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