KANPUR MEMORIAL CHURCH

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Location: Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)
Built In: 1875 A.D.
Built To Commemmorate: Britishers Who Lost Their Lives In The War Of 1857
Designed By: Walter Granville.

Built in 1875, the Kanpur Memorial Church was designed by the architect of East Bengal Railway, Walter Granville. The church was built in honour of the British who lost their lives in the war of 1857.
Kanpur Memorial Church - Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
The complete Church in Lombardic Gothic Style is handsomely executed in bright red brick, with polychrome dressings.

The interiors of the church are adorned with the monuments to the mutiny, including several memorial tablets. In the separate enclosure to the east of the church is the Memorial Garden, approached through two gateways. Here the handsome carved gothic screen, designed by Henry Yule, stands. Its centre is occupied by the beautiful carved figure of an angle by Baron Carlo Marochetti, with crossed arms, holding palons, symbol of peace.

Originally the statue and the screen stood in the Municipal Gardens in the centre of the city, over the site of the Bibighar well. The memorials were relocated here after independence in 1948. The Military Cemetery on the edge of the cantonment contains a number of interesting graves from the late 19th century. Within the city, King Edward VII Memorial Hall is noteworthy and Christ Church building, built in 1840 is worth seeing.


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