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Description: 2 and 4, Reading Road
Date Listed: 30 January 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 246387
OS Grid Reference: SU7610682478
OS Grid Coordinates: 476106, 182478
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5361, -0.9041
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SU 7582 HENLEY-ON-THAMES READING ROAD
1/366 Nos 2 and 4
House, now shop and garage premises. C15 remodelled early C19; later
additions and alterations. Timber-framed with red-brick cladding and front
roughcast; plain tile roof. Probably originally an open-hall house. 2
storeys. Irregular front with 4 lst-floor windows, early C19 stair wing added
to rear left; C20 garage building added to rear centre and left not of special
interest. Continuous C20 shop front with glazed double doors to right and
half-glazed door to left. 1st-floor windows have C19 casements, 1st and 3rd
from left of 2 lights, 4th of 3 lights and 2nd blind; and mid-C19 hoodmoulds.
Rear: rectangular-panelled timber frame visible; old 6-panel door (some
panels now glazed) to centre; near-central external stack. Interior: timber
frame appears to be largely intact: left-hand (southern bay) has 2
closely-spaced large-scantling tie-beams on jowelled wall posts to rear (west)
wall which may indicated position of former smoke bay; right-hand (northern
bay) has curved wind braces up to purlins; upper roof structure not visible.
In stair wing, dog-leg stair with square section balusters, columnar newels,
and wood handrail; at head of stairs a 2-light arched window. There is a
Buckler drawing (1827) of the house in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Building unoccupied October 1989.
(Information from Henley on Thames Archaeological and Historical Group).
Listing NGR: SU7610682478
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Source: English Heritage
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