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Corn Exchange Arcade Entrance

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4557 / 51°27'20"N

Longitude: -0.9697 / 0°58'11"W

OS Eastings: 471680

OS Northings: 173470

OS Grid: SU716734

Mapcode National: GBR QMF.8M

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.4NPY

Entry Name: Corn Exchange Arcade Entrance

Listing Date: 26 July 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113539

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39078

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

MARKET PLACE
1.
5128
(West Side)
Corn Exchange Arcade
Entrance
SU 7173 SE 3/312 26.7.73.
II GV
2.
1854 by J B Clacy and F Hawker. Renaissance style single bay feature in Bath
stone ashlar. 3 stages capped by pepperpot turret with bell and weathervane.
Lower stage has rusticated piers with swagged fruit caps to lintel. 2nd stage
an arched recess with pierced balcony and flanking fluted Ionic columns; keystone
with Prince of Wales crest and motto. Tripartite window inside, blocked with
semi-circular panelling over; coffered vault. Top stage has "Corn Exchange"
in relief on base and brackets to elaborate fruit and flower carved border
to gilt and blue clock with Roman numerals. Now leads to modern shopping arcade.


Listing NGR: SU7167973470

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