VACHEL ALMHOUSES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1154678
Date first listed:
14-Dec-1978
Statutory Address:
VACHEL ALMHOUSES, 1-32, CASTLE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
VACHEL ALMHOUSES, 1-32, CASTLE STREET

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

District:
Reading (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 71254 73091

Details

CASTLE STREET 1. 5128 (South Side) Vachel Almshouses Nos 1 to 32 (consec) SU 7173 SW 2/420 II GV 2. Founded by Sir Thomas Vachel in 1634 and then moved to this site. See plaques. Rebuilt 1864-67, architect William Henry Woodman. 2 storey cottages in 2 reflecting rows, stepped down to Holybrook in groups of 4. Vernacular style. Red brick with grey brick bands and decoration and with stone dressings. Tiled roofs with crested ridges; red brick ridge chimneys with grey decoration and cogged bands. Nos 5 to 16 and 21 to 32 : 5 windows, 2 being canted dormered bays flanking central entrance and 2 light windows with chamfered mullions. Pointed doorways with shouldered lintels and tumbled brick in arches, strap hinges. Nos 1 to 4 and 17 to 20: also 5 bays but in 3 staggered planes. 1st plane has corbelled 1st floor window to street and a bay to front. 2nd plane now has tower porch with encorbelled parapet, pointed entrance and trefoil headed side window. This part formerly (till 1957) had a turret over. 3rd plane has gabled bay. Low screen wall to street with cast and wrought iron rails and gates.

Listing NGR: SU7124373110

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
38804
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 09 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/10237/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Swynford-Lain. Source Historic England Archive
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