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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: 1113435



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


District: Reading

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Dec-1978

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38837

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1. 5128 SU 7073 12/429

CHATHAM STREET Nos 85 to 91 (odd) (Butler's Wine Vaults)


2. Established as a public house in 1830 and the present 2 storey 'pub front' may just date from then. 2 storeys, brick with slate roof. 5 bays, 4 rendered. 3 central bays articulated as 'pub front' with quoined bay to left and parapet with 2 pedimented panels. Left hand bay has on 1st floor a round headed sash window with marginal glazing, eared architrave and panel over. On the ground floor a good shop front of the period with heavy side piers and side brackets, central entrance and arcaded windows. The main 2 bays on 1st floor have 2 outer acanthus capped pilasters and 2 late glazing bar sash windows with segmental pediments, containing high relief fruit and flower carving, supported on acanthus cap pilasters. With the 'pub front', of considerable importance is the 6 sided central moulded panel with the traditional Old Reading Abbey sign (restored). Ground floor front below this has the usual 2 entrances, 6 panelled pilasters with acanthus caps, and 2 central windows. Dray entrance to left, 1 window dwelling and bar extension to right.

Listing NGR: SU7089873506

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National Grid Reference: SU7089873506


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