Remains of Reading Abbey: a Cluniac and Benedictine monastery - Reading (UA)

Substantial standing remains of abbey established by Henry I in 1121. The National Lottery Heritage Fund grant-aided works to the ruins and gatehouse and these were completed and the ruins opened to the public in June 2018. A Historic England grant to Reading Borough Council to repair the refectory wall was also completed. A Historic England development grant to St James's church for the elements of the abbey ruins in their ownership was completed in 2019. The mill arch, in private ownership, is still in need of consolidation.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Reading Abbey: A Cluniac And Benedictine Monastery And Civil War Earthwork.
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    Local Planning Authority:
    Reading (UA)
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Religious house


    Building Name:
    Remains of Reading Abbey: a Cluniac and Benedictine monastery
    Unitary Authority:
    Reading (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Reading East
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    Local authority, multiple owners
    Scheduled Monument, 14 LBs, part in RPG grade II, part in CA

Contact Details

Rachel James 0207 973 3153