ARCHWAY CONNECTING FORBURY GARDENS TO ABBEY RUINS. INCLUDING RETAINING WALLS FLANKING PATH TO ABBEY RUINS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1113478

Date first listed: 14-Dec-1978

Statutory Address: ARCHWAY CONNECTING FORBURY GARDENS TO ABBEY RUINS. INCLUDING RETAINING WALLS FLANKING PATH TO ABBEY RUINS, FORBURY GARDENS

Statutory Address: ARCHWAY CONNECTING FORBURY GARDENS TO ABBEY RUINS. INCLUDING RETAINING WALLS FLANKING PATH TO ABBEY RUINS, FORBURY ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: ARCHWAY CONNECTING FORBURY GARDENS TO ABBEY RUINS. INCLUDING RETAINING WALLS FLANKING PATH TO ABBEY RUINS, FORBURY GARDENS

Statutory Address: ARCHWAY CONNECTING FORBURY GARDENS TO ABBEY RUINS. INCLUDING RETAINING WALLS FLANKING PATH TO ABBEY RUINS, FORBURY ROAD

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

District: Reading (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SU 71970 73585

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

FORBURY GARDENS 1. 5128 Archway connecting Forbury Gardens to Abbey Ruins . Including retaining walls flanking path to Abbey ruins SU 7173 NE 1/482 II* 2. Mid C19 archway incorporating numerous fragments from the C12 Abbey. Flint base and high parapet walls (see Wall between Forbury Road and Abbot's Walk, Forbury Road). Soffit built of reused ashlar from abbey. Voussoirs are sculptured fragments (roll-mould, chevron, catshead etc). Each corner has imposts formed of double nook shaft capitals. The retaining walls on either side of alley leading to Abbey Ruins contain many more fragments included the north-west crossing pier capital.

Listing NGR: SU7197073585

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 38935

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 3 Berkshire,

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