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Latitude: 51.4563 / 51°27'22"N
Longitude: -0.9674 / 0°58'2"W
OS Eastings: 471842
OS Northings: 173540
OS Grid: SU718735
Mapcode National: GBR QMF.SD
Mapcode Global: VHDWT.5NYG
Entry Name: Shire Hall
Listing Date: 26 July 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113475
English Heritage Legacy ID: 38931
Location: Reading, RG1
Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey
Built-Up Area: Reading
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Reading St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SU 7173 NE 1/305 26.7.73.
1904-11, by Warwick and Hall. Queen Anne style. Red brick with, Portland channelled
ground floor and occasional quoins. Painted modillion cornice. Slate roof
with balustraded top and panelled corner chimneys. 3 storeys, attic and basement.
5 bays, casements with glazing bars, eared architraves on 2nd floor, on 1st
floor centre 3 segmental headed windows with open segmental pediment and keys,
outer ones have bolection surrounds and keys. Modified Doric projecting portico
in antis to ground floor extending across side windows, a pair of columns in
centre and 2 more each side. Steps to entrance with round headed doorway with
flanking niches. Altar-type cast iron lamp standards on flanking walls of
steps. Wide dormer with cornice broken round it. Interior: groin vaulted hall.
Listing NGR: SU7184273540
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