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Latitude: 51.4517 / 51°27'6"N
Longitude: -0.9681 / 0°58'5"W
OS Eastings: 471800
OS Northings: 173027
OS Grid: SU718730
Mapcode National: GBR QMH.M1
Mapcode Global: VHDWT.5SK0
Entry Name: 80, London Street
Listing Date: 8 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113619
English Heritage Legacy ID: 39273
Location: Reading, RG1
Electoral Ward/Division: Katesgrove
Built-Up Area: Reading
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Reading St Giles
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
3/0 NO 80
HOUSE AND SHOP. Dated 'w j March 25 1753' on stone tablet set in rear wall:
street front remodelled mid C19. Timber-framed with brick infill; brick walls
to front and rear (the former stuccoed and lined out to resemble ashlar), brick
chimney stacks. Old tile roof and hanging to rear gable. Two-unit plan with
transverse central stair; original entry at foot of stair, from access passage
through left-hand side of building. Two storeys plus basement (to front) and
attic. Front elevation of 3 storeys (at attic level a screen for the original
gable). To ground floor, a 4-panel door (upper panels glazed) with overlight
to left, a C20 shop window in C19 opening to right, with basement light under.
Impost mouldings to piers between openings, carrying plain facia surmounted
by cornice. At first floor level, 3 windows, sashes with glazing bars to top
sash only, in projecting surrounds with brackets under cills. Similar window
(with C20 glazing) to centre of second floor, the cill set on a plain projecting
band. Above, window, similar band, heavy projecting cornice and parapet. Above,
½ hip of original roof, and stacks to right-hand flank wall visible. Rear elevation
has doorway to right at ground floor level, and single light original window
openings to ground and first floors, all under ½-brick segmental arches. Lower
opening partially blocked to accommodate mid C19 sash like those on front; upper
has C20 steel casement. Eaves line continued across gable by two projecting
brick courses, above which gable is tile hung on timber framing, with central
C20 casement in earlier opening; roof ½-hipped above. The interior has been
little altered, retaining the original dog-leg stair with closed strings, and
column-on-vase baluster from top to bottom. The ground floor front room has
a simple wooden cornice and chimney piece.
The building is archaic for its date both in its plan and constructional details;
the former closely resembles the usual form of terrace house in London c 1660-80
(for which see Post Medieval Archaeology, 8, (1974), pp 80-91).
Listing NGR: SU7180073027
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