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Abbey Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4564 / 51°27'23"N

Longitude: -0.9668 / 0°58'0"W

OS Eastings: 471882

OS Northings: 173556

OS Grid: SU718735

Mapcode National: GBR QMF.XB

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.6N7C

Entry Name: Abbey Gate

Location: Reading, RG1

County: Reading

Locality: Abbey

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Listing Date: 22 March 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38933

Source ID: 1155691

Listing Text

THE FORBURY
1.
5128
Abbey Gate
SU 7173 NE 1/112 22.5. 57.
GV I

2.

C12 to C14. Entirely remodelled by Sir George Gilbert Scott 1861. Flint and
Bath stone ashlar, quoins etc to ground floor. 2 storeys with shaped modillion
cornice, parapet with weathered coping, Central pointed archway with roll
mould and gabled drip over. Flanking buttresses. 4 lancets on 1st floor with
foiled heads, 2 on ground floor with impost and cill strings. Octagonal end
turrets with cornice, parapet and cope. Turrets and buttresses chamfered below
squinches of 1st floor; headstops in squinches. Inside the archway is a large
round headed arch with a double flat roll. Entrance passage intended to be
vaulted, 2 pointed doorways and stairs to left. Rear much the same except
for round headed entrance.

Listing NGR: SU7188273556

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