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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: 1113456



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: 14-Dec-1978

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38884

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CHURCH STREET 1. 5128 Caversham Caversham Free Public Library SU 7174 11/455 II 2. Foundation stone laid 23.iij 1907. Site given by Andrew Carnegie. Architect possibly F W Albury. Irregular red brick and stone sub-Voysey style with tiled roof. Asymmetrically disposed gables - one with inscription, other with date - flanking off centre tower which has pylon corner piers, and which is capped by ball finials and a small copper domed stair turret. Entrance in tower with large columns. Above is an Atlas figure (signed B L) supporting a clock. 3 windows in all, 3, 1 and 2 lights with dividing pilasters of alternate stone and brick and floral caps. Memorial tablet in marbled lobby. 3 window return to Hemdean Road. Interior altered.

Listing NGR: SU7134974812

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National Grid Reference: SU 71349 74812


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