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Statutory Address:

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

Reading (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SU 71434 73381


ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD 1. 5128 Church House SU 7173 SW 2/237 22.3.57. II GV 2. Early-mid C18. 2 storeys and attic. Altered. South front red brick, moulded painted string over 1st floor windows. plain parapet with stone coping. Old tile hipped roof, chimneys stunted. 3 dormers with moulded cornices, casements. 5 windows on 1st floor, 3 on ground floor, glazing bar sashes. Modern double (4 panel) door with rectangular fanlight of radiating and curved glazing pattern. Wooden doorcase, panelled reveals, panelled pilasters and elaborately carved scroll brackets with supports of cupids and inverted accanthus, crowned by modern segmental open pedimented hood with panelled soffit. Narrow window each side of doorcase. A good modern adaptation. The entrance originally was from the west (altered 1931). Original glazing bars and internal cornice retained in 1st floor north-west room to back. Original modillion cornice survives on pebbledash west front. Interior: staircase with wide oak moulded rail, circa 1740s with ramps and dado and wide turned balusters; continued to basement; 2 pedimented doors to stairs, one segmental, the other triangular. Ground floor front room has fine eared chimneypiece with pulvinated frieze. The room above has marble fireplace with Adam-style surround with swagged frieze having cupids and a lion. In the attic, partition wall retains part of a re-used moulded jetty.

Listing NGR: SU7143473381


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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: 11 Apr 2004
Reference: IOE01/12125/12
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