Description: The Old Reading Room
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235035
OS Grid Reference: SP6492146568
OS Grid Coordinates: 464921, 246568
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1136, -1.0533
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ABTHORPE THE GREEN
SP6446 (North side)
14/17 The Old Reading Room
01/12/51 (Formerly listed as House, now
used as Church Rooms)
House. Dated 1682, renovated C20. Coursed squared limestone, old plain-tile
roof, stone end stacks. 2-unit plan. 2 storeys and attic; 2-window range.
Entrance front has C20 door to left with stone lintel, keyblock and hood mould.
Small window to left of door with chamfered stone surround. 3-light chamfered
stone mullion windows to ground and first floors with hood moulds. C20
extensions to left end. Stone-coped gable with kneelers to right. Right gable
end faces street and has 4-light chamfered stone mullion window with hood mould
to ground floor, a similar 3-light window to first floor, similar 2-light window
to attic and datestone above inscribed IKH/1682. C20 additions to left gable
end. Interior has stone bolection-moulded corner fireplace. Until recently used
as parish rooms.
Listing NGR: SP6492146568
Source: English Heritage
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