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. Other sections in separate ownerships still need consolidation. A Historic England development grant to St James's church has been completed and the repair project for the elements of the abbey ruins in their ownership is on site in the summer of 2019.

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:
    London and 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