Built in 1875, Kanpur Memorial Church was designed by the architect of East Bengal Railway, Walter Granville. Also famous as All Souls Cathedral, the church has been constructed in the Gothic style of architecture. Its beautifully painted glass windows with interesting inscriptions are unmissable. Located in Kanpur Cantonment on Albert Lane, the red brick Lombardic structure is flanked by a cemetery, which has graves of British soldiers and people who were killed during the historic siege of Cawnpore (as British called Kanpur back then). On its eastern side is a memorial garden that has a beautifully carved Gothic screen designed by Henry Yule, a Scottish Orientalist. The church can be reached through two gates and has a central angel’s statue, built by noted sculptor Baron Carlo Marochetti, with crossed arms and holding pylons that symbolise peace.

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