Description: Abbey Gate
Date Listed: 22 March 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 38933
OS Grid Reference: SU7188273556
OS Grid Coordinates: -691026, -15286931
Latitude/Longitude: 1,000.0000, 1,000.0000
There is also a scheduled monument, Reading Abbey: a Cluniac and Benedictine Monastery and Civil War Earthwork., at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
SU 7173 NE 1/112 22.5. 57.
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
Source: English Heritage
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