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1 and 2, Market Place

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4554 / 51°27'19"N

Longitude: -0.9689 / 0°58'8"W

OS Eastings: 471735

OS Northings: 173439

OS Grid: SU717734

Mapcode National: GBR QMF.FQ

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.5P34

Entry Name: 1 and 2, Market Place

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39071

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
(East Side)
Nos 1 and 2
SU 7173 SE 3/531
II GV
2.
Probably 1870s. Rubbed brick classical. 5 bays. Dividing Doric pilasters
with reed-fluted pilasters over ground floor. 3 storeys with pedimented feature
to attic in 2nd bay from left. Moulded and carved modillion cornice, interrupted
by shaped pediment over 2nd floor windows of feature bay. Slate roof. Plate
glass sash windows, 3 tripartite, feature bay has paired windows. Moulded
architraves and enriched entablature on 1st floor. Cast iron parapet rails
with semi-circular capped dies. Lunette to feature bay with reed-fluted bracket
pilasters. Stone faced ground floor with rustic piers between bays. Large
entrance to left in pink and grey polished granite, Segmental pediment, carved
tympanum, bracket-pilasters with reed fluted tops. Arched fanlight over modern
door. Arched through passage to right with wrought iron guille to upper part
carrying "Lloyds Bank Chambers" in gilt letters. Interior has 4 bay classical
(circa 1930s) banking hall with 3 Rain beams on central row of piers.


Listing NGR: SU7173573439

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