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Barclays Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113497

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38980

Location: Reading, RG1

County: Reading

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

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Listing Text

KING STREET
1.
5128
Nos 3 to 5 (consec)
(Barclays Bank)
SU 7173 SE 3/327 3.3.77.
II
2.
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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