2 And 4 Reading Road
- 23 Sep 2000
- 2 And 4 Reading Road, Henley On Thames, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AG
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SU 7582 HENLEY-ON-THAMES READING ROAD (west side)
1/366 Nos 2 and 4
House, now shop and garage premises. C15 remodelled early C19; later additions and alterations. Timber-framed with red-brick cladding and front roughcast; plain tile roof. Probably originally an open-hall house. 2 storeys. Irregular front with 4 lst-floor windows, early C19 stair wing added to rear left; C20 garage building added to rear centre and left not of special interest. Continuous C20 shop front with glazed double doors to right and half-glazed door to left. 1st-floor windows have C19 casements, 1st and 3rd from left of 2 lights, 4th of 3 lights and 2nd blind; and mid-C19 hoodmoulds.
Rear: rectangular-panelled timber frame visible; old 6-panel door (some panels now glazed) to centre; near-central external stack. Interior: timber frame appears to be largely intact: left-hand (southern bay) has 2 closely-spaced large-scantling tie-beams on jowelled wall posts to rear (west) wall which may indicated position of former smoke bay; right-hand (northern bay) has curved wind braces up to purlins; upper roof structure not visible.
In stair wing, dog-leg stair with square section balusters, columnar newels, and wood handrail; at head of stairs a 2-light arched window. There is a Buckler drawing (1827) of the house in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Building unoccupied October 1989.
(Information from Henley on Thames Archaeological and Historical Group).
Listing NGR: SU7610682478
© Mr AS Heywood - Jones. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Heywood - Jones, As
Rights Holder: Heywood - Jones, As
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