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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: 1113562



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: 39131

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PROSPECT STREET 1. 5128 Caversham Caversham Baptist Free Church SU 7174 11/266a II 2. 1875-77. Alfred Waterhouse architect. Difficult corner site, Gothic style. 6 bay rain hall to Prospect Street, 2 stage tower to south-west (corner) angle and gable end front to south. Red brick with stone capped plinth and inner window reveals. Grey blue decoration (to south front). Banded tile roof. West front: paired lancets with separating buttresses (containing tumbled brickwork), the 2 right hand bays have lower windows with herring bone and decorative infill. Corbelled brick eaves cornice in 2 layers. Small 2 bay projection to north. Tower has chamfered corners, 2 tall stages and a decorative upper stage; capped by tall hipped roof with weathervane. South front: stepped triple lancet with over arch and decorative infill below; central gabled porch with flanking lean-to annexes. Punched lozenges in gable and in kneeler to right. The interior has been well maintained. Low brick wall angled to corner site fronts South Street, stone chamfered capping. This building is included as a good example of Waterhouse's use of materials with brick, stone and roof tiles of different colours.

Listing NGR: SU7145374790

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National Grid Reference: SU 71453 74790


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