Municipal Buildings School Of Art

9 Oct 2003
Municipal Buildings School Of Art, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1PJ
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Municipal Buildings School Of Art, Valpy Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1PJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5128 Municipal Buildfngs school of Art SU 7173 NE 1/623 24.7.74.

II GV 2.

1875, 3 storeys. Dark blue brick with red brick dressings and terracotta enriched band over 1st floor. Balustraded parapet. Tiled roof. Stepped sandstone plinth. 4 bays. To left a taller end turret with saddleback roof and large 2nd floor 2 light window with 2 transoms and enriched pointed tympanum with Arms of Reading. To right a 3 bay gable with built-up attic, date roundel and flanking chimneys on parapet returns. Windows divided by transoms and subsiduary mullions. Paired in centre bays. Ground and second floor windows segmental headed, pointed on 1st floor and attic storey. Pointed entrance on ground floor with corbelled mouldings to left. Segmental carriageway arch to right of this Segmental headed glazed entrance to right.

Listing NGR: SU7168973637


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1984 IOE Records taken by Richard Swynford-Lain; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Richard Swynford-Lain. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Swynford-Lain, Richard

Rights Holder: Swynford-Lain, Richard


Brick, Sandstone, Tile, Victorian School, Education, Training School