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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: 1113497



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: 03-Mar-1977

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38980

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KING STREET 1. 5128 Nos 3 to 5 (consec) (Barclays Bank) SU 7173 SE 3/327 3.3.77. II 2. 1836. Architects Henry or Nathaniel Briant (local architects). Clients Joseph and Charles Simmonds and Co. Ornate Italian Palazzo style in Bath stone. 3 storeys, 5 bays, with set back 3 bays (later circa 1870) to left in matching style. Hipped slate roof with 3 chimney stacks with blind dreading. Moulded eaves with lions heads supported on carved brackets. Quotas, Victorian scroll string over 1st floor, moulded cornice over ground floor. Deeply channelled ground floor and plinth. Plate glass sash windows, pilasters and pediments to 1st floor with flush cast-iron balconies, eared architraves to 2nd floor. Richly ornamented Corinthian doorway to right of left hand wing with scrolled broken pediment flanked by cherubs and linked by carved swag; monogrammed key "J and C S and Co". Panelled door with wrought-iron fanlight and carved panels in concave reveals with carved head keystones.

Listing NGR: SU7169473412

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National Grid Reference: SU 71694 73412


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