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Latitude: 51.4452 / 51°26'42"N
Longitude: -1.0258 / 1°1'32"W
OS Eastings: 467801
OS Northings: 172254
OS Grid: SU678722
Mapcode National: GBR Q6K.QC
Mapcode Global: VHDWS.5XKZ
Entry Name: Horncastle Almshouses
Listing Date: 14 December 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113544
English Heritage Legacy ID: 39091
Location: Reading, RG30
Electoral Ward/Division: Southcote
Built-Up Area: Reading
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Tilehurst St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
NEW LANE HILL
Nos 1 to 6 (consec)
SU 67 SE 16/297 II
1852. Tudor style 1 1/2 storeys red brick with grey brick diapers and stone dressings. Old tile roof. 6 ridge chimneys with paired shafts and alternately spiral and diapered raised patterning. 6 gabled dormers with 3 light mullion casement windows (leaded panes). Six 4-light similar casement windows on ground floor. Slight central break with pediment, grey brick headers with red brick quoins, Tudor archway with beaded door and rubbed brick relieving arch. Throughpassage to individual rear access. Modernized and rear outshuts altered. Central stone tablet in front inscribed: "These Almshouses were erected and endowed by the late Mrs Elizabeth May and Miss Mary Lyne of Burghfield in this county for 6 poor women, 3 belonging to Tilehurst and 3 to Burghfield parishes. January 1st 1852". 4 foot high brick wall to street with stone capped gatepiers in centre.
Listing NGR: SU6780172254
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