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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113555
English Heritage Legacy ID: 39118
Location: Reading, RG6
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
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
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