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THE GABLES

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE GABLES

List entry Number: 1052183

Location

THE GABLES, READING ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cholsey

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1992

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 361499

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

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CHOLSEY READING ROAD SUSBNE 2/10001 The Gables GV II

Former station hotel/tavern. c1841, probably by I.K. Brunel for the Great Western Railway. Painted red brick with stone dressings. Slated roofs with 2 steeply pitched gables, having projecting eaves and bargeboards, to each facade; tall brick chimney stacks, 2 rising from ground floor through gables. Square plan with 2 bays to each facade. 2 storeys and attic. Main facade symmetrical with Tudor-arched entrance flanked by transom and mullion windows to ground and 1st floor; narrow vertically set window above entrance. Similar narrow windows to attic. Other facades in similar style with half glazed doors having intersecting tracery to glazing bars in Tudor arched doorways; platform elevation has remains of a canopy flanked by 2 canted bay windows. Interior retains staircase with turned newels and original panelled doors. This building is an early example of a station hotel; the platform, with only a simple shelter, was reached at the end of a sloping drive. It was originally named Wallingford Road, being-renamed Moulsford station in 1866 after the opening of the Wallingford Branch Line.

Listing NGR: SU5923185183

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National Grid Reference: SU 59231 85183

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