80, LONDON STREET

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1113619

Date first listed: 08-Nov-1985

Statutory Address: 80, LONDON STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: 80, LONDON STREET

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

District: Reading (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SU 71800 73027

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

LONDON STREET 1 5128 3/0 NO 80 II GV 2 HOUSE AND SHOP. Dated 'w j March 25 1753' on stone tablet set in rear wall: street front remodelled mid C19. Timber-framed with brick infill; brick walls to front and rear (the former stuccoed and lined out to resemble ashlar), brick chimney stacks. Old tile roof and hanging to rear gable. Two-unit plan with transverse central stair; original entry at foot of stair, from access passage through left-hand side of building. Two storeys plus basement (to front) and attic. Front elevation of 3 storeys (at attic level a screen for the original gable). To ground floor, a 4-panel door (upper panels glazed) with overlight to left, a C20 shop window in C19 opening to right, with basement light under. Impost mouldings to piers between openings, carrying plain facia surmounted by cornice. At first floor level, 3 windows, sashes with glazing bars to top sash only, in projecting surrounds with brackets under cills. Similar window (with C20 glazing) to centre of second floor, the cill set on a plain projecting band. Above, window, similar band, heavy projecting cornice and parapet. Above, ½ hip of original roof, and stacks to right-hand flank wall visible. Rear elevation has doorway to right at ground floor level, and single light original window openings to ground and first floors, all under ½-brick segmental arches. Lower opening partially blocked to accommodate mid C19 sash like those on front; upper has C20 steel casement. Eaves line continued across gable by two projecting brick courses, above which gable is tile hung on timber framing, with central C20 casement in earlier opening; roof ½-hipped above. The interior has been little altered, retaining the original dog-leg stair with closed strings, and column-on-vase baluster from top to bottom. The ground floor front room has a simple wooden cornice and chimney piece. The building is archaic for its date both in its plan and constructional details; the former closely resembles the usual form of terrace house in London c 1660-80 (for which see Post Medieval Archaeology, 8, (1974), pp 80-91).

Listing NGR: SU7180073027

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 39273

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Post Medieval Archaeology' in Post Medieval Archaeology, , Vol. 8, (1974), 80-91

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