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Timings : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : Free

Established : 1857

Designed by : Walter Granville

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Kanpur Memorial Church, Kanpur Overview

One of the oldest and beautiful churches of India, the Kanpur Memorial Church is located on Albert Lane. Also known as the All Souls Cathedral Church, it is popularly known for its architecture and historical importance. Established in 1857, the church is a memoir of the lost British troops of the Sepoy Mutiny.

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History of the Kanpur Memorial Church

All Souls Cathedral was built in 1875 in the memory of the British soldiers who died during the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny. The church speaks of the massive massacre of Kanpur Barracks and the betrayal of Nana Sahib who after the incident was nicknamed as 'The Butcher of Cawnpore'. 

Kanpur Memorial Church Architecture

Designed by Walter Granville an architect of the East Bengal Railway, this red-bricked church is an element of the Lombardic Gothic Style. The church also has a memorial garden on its east corner.

Separated from the main building, the garden also has an intricately carved gothic screen. The centre of the church has a structure of an angel sculpted by Baron Carlo Marchetti, one of Queen Victoria's favourite sculptors. This statue in crossed arms symbolises peace. The church's interiors also house many epitaphs and memorial tablets.  

How To Reach Kanpur Memorial Church

The Kanpur Memorial Church can be accessed via roadways and railways. Located close to the Cawnpore Club in Kanpur Cantonment, the church is about 5.2 km from the main Kanpur city.

The Kanpur Airport on Airforce Lane is approximately 7.3 km from the church and can be reached via a 90 to 110-minute drive. The Kanpur Memorial Church is about 2.4 km from the railway station and 4 km from the Kanpur Interstate Bus Depot. They can be accessed via a 10-minute drive each. 

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