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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.


List entry Number: 1113420



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


District: Reading

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Mar-1957

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38807

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CASTLE STREET 1. 5128 (South Side) No 63 (Holybrook House) SU 7173 SW 2/65 22.3.57. II* GV 2. Circa 1750. 3 storeys and basement. Red brick. Moulded bracketed wooden cornice. Stone coped brick parapet. Hipped old tile roof now with top-lit attic. Glazing bar sashes, 5 ranges to upper floors. 6 panel central door on ground floor in arched opening with elaborate scroll fanlight. Moulded door surround with foliated enrichment in spandrels over; the whole framed in a large-scale Doric order of painted stone columns with block rustication, carrying moulded and ornamented entablature and pediment and standing on a wide stone step approached by modern path. Carved head on keystone. Lead fluted conical rainwater head to left of centre. Good interior now altered as offices. Staircase with -turned balusters and contemporary hall decoration (an Ionic column screen). Other rooms said to include a rococo ceiling to former music room with musical instruments in relief. Full basement storey to rear with central pedimented doorcase with scroll brackets. Cornice returned.

Listing NGR: SU7118773068

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National Grid Reference: SU 71187 73068


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