Description: The Reading Room
Date Listed: 9 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281239
OS Grid Reference: TL9601268247
OS Grid Coordinates: 596012, 268247
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2774, 0.8718
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TL 96 NE STOWLANGTOFT THE STREET
2/136 The Reading Room
House, built c.1830 as a Reading Room. Flushed flint rubble with quoins and
dressings of gault brick. Plaintiled roof to main section, flat roofs on
either side behind embattled parapets: a pair of prominent bargeboards with
ogee-curved pierced soffits bearing a Tudor flower at each cusp and a turned
drop finial at the apex. A chimney of gault brick with 3 octagonal flues. 2
storey gable-front centre section with large single-storey splayed bays on
either side. A large 3-light window with an arch within the head of each
light: deeply-chamfered reveals and a moulded square hoodmould. In the bays
are similar smaller windows, but with 4-centred heads and no hoodmould.
Leaded lights. In the right hand bay is an entrance door with 6 equal sunk
panels having arcading within the head.
Listing NGR: TL9601268247
Source: English Heritage
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