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Statutory Address:

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

Reading (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 71524 73692


STATION ROAD 1. 5128 (East Side) Great Western House (Formerly listed as Former Great Western Hotel) SU 7173 NE 1/582 26.7.73. II 2. One of the 1st Railway Hotels in Britain. 1844 Italianate. 3 storeys and basement. Stucco with rusticated quoins. Ground floor channelled. 5x3 bays divided by pilasters supporting an entablature and boldly projecting modillion cornice. Glazing bar sash windows with architraves. Balustraded balcony, frieze and cornice to 1st floor windows, centre with pediment. 2nd floor windows with bracket cornice. Central projecting portico with full Doric order and paired columns. 2 bay canted extension to right in matching style. North front has central bowed 3 light bay with cornice over on ground floor. High panelled parapet over cornice. Later 4 storey extension to left with carriage entry. Moulded coping to parapet. 2+1 bays. Modern extension to south. Similarities with Royal Station Hotel at Slough suggest I K Brunel as architect or one of his assistants. Balustraded area to street with heavy balusters. Curved to station approach corner.

Listing NGR: SU7152473692


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 30 Mar 2004
Reference: IOE01/11838/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Swynford-Lain. Source Historic England Archive
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