MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1113402

Date first listed: 22-Mar-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Dec-1978

Statutory Address: MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, BLAGRAVE STREET

Statutory Address: MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, THE FORBURY

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, BLAGRAVE STREET

Statutory Address: MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, THE FORBURY

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

District: Reading (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SU 71716 73610

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

BLAGRAVE STREET 1. 5128 Municipal Buildings (Formerly listed as Old Abbey Buildings) SU 7173 NE 1/29 22.3.57. II GV 2. The Hospice on site of St John's Hospice and Grammar School was built in 1486 and may incorporate some of the earlier building (founded 1196). Turned into Grammar School. "Restored" by Slingsby Stallwood for the University. 2 1/2 storeys. Flint with ashlar quoins, dressings and random blocks. Old tiled roofs with large (1892) skylights and dormers. South front 2+2+1+2 bays - the single bay a projecting gabled break with 1892 single storey corridor wings flanking it in matching style. 2 original corbelled chimneys on eaves. Small square headed 2 light 4 centre arch headed lights mostly inserted during restoration. To north, chamfered string over ground floor. Polygonal and parapetted stair turret off centre left with external chimney to right. Small square headed windows, similar to south side, on 1st floor, 2 to the left and 1+4 to the right of the turret. Ground floor windows much larger with transoms. Single storey lobby extension to north-east. Interior: the Tudor arch fireplace, aumbry and panelled room mentioned in the VCH perhaps circa 1892.



Listing NGR: SU7171673610

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 38768

Legacy System: LBS

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