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Latitude: 51.4552 / 51°27'18"N
Longitude: -0.9695 / 0°58'10"W
OS Eastings: 471694
OS Northings: 173412
OS Grid: SU716734
Mapcode National: GBR QMF.9T
Mapcode Global: VHDWT.4PSB
Entry Name: Barclays Bank
Listing Date: 3 March 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113497
English Heritage Legacy ID: 38980
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
Nos 3 to 5 (consec)
SU 7173 SE 3/327 3.3.77.
1836. Architects Henry or Nathaniel Briant (local architects). Clients Joseph
and Charles Simmonds and Co. Ornate Italian Palazzo style in Bath stone.
3 storeys, 5 bays, with set back 3 bays (later circa 1870) to left in matching
style. Hipped slate roof with 3 chimney stacks with blind dreading. Moulded
eaves with lions heads supported on carved brackets. Quotas, Victorian scroll
string over 1st floor, moulded cornice over ground floor. Deeply channelled
ground floor and plinth. Plate glass sash windows, pilasters and pediments
to 1st floor with flush cast-iron balconies, eared architraves to 2nd floor.
Richly ornamented Corinthian doorway to right of left hand wing with scrolled
broken pediment flanked by cherubs and linked by carved swag; monogrammed key
"J and C S and Co". Panelled door with wrought-iron fanlight and carved panels
in concave reveals with carved head keystones.
Listing NGR: SU7169473412
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