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

Substantial standing remains of abbey established by Henry I in 1121. Reading Borough Council accepted a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for works to the ruins and gatehouse and these works were completed and the ruins opened to the public in June 2018. The Historic England grant to Reading Borough Council to repair the refectory wall is also complete. Other sections in separate ownerships still need consolidation. A Historic England grant has been accepted by St James's church to develop a repair project for the elements in their ownership.

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

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Reading Abbey: A Cluniac And Benedictine Monastery And Civil War Earthwork.
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1007932
    Local Planning Authority:
    Reading (UA)
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Religious house

Location

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

Assessment Information

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