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2 and 4, Reading Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5361 / 51°32'9"N

Longitude: -0.9041 / 0°54'14"W

OS Eastings: 476106

OS Northings: 182478

OS Grid: SU761824

Mapcode National: GBR C4S.L80

Mapcode Global: VHDWG.8NW9

Entry Name: 2 and 4, Reading Road

Listing Date: 30 January 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1369175

English Heritage Legacy ID: 246387

Location: Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG9

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Henley-on-Thames

Built-Up Area: Henley-on-Thames

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Rotherfield Greys Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


(west side)

1/366 Nos 2 and 4


House, now shop and garage premises. C15 remodelled early C19; later
additions and alterations. Timber-framed with red-brick cladding and front
roughcast; plain tile roof. Probably originally an open-hall house. 2
storeys. Irregular front with 4 lst-floor windows, early C19 stair wing added
to rear left; C20 garage building added to rear centre and left not of special
interest. Continuous C20 shop front with glazed double doors to right and
half-glazed door to left. 1st-floor windows have C19 casements, 1st and 3rd
from left of 2 lights, 4th of 3 lights and 2nd blind; and mid-C19 hoodmoulds.
Rear: rectangular-panelled timber frame visible; old 6-panel door (some
panels now glazed) to centre; near-central external stack. Interior: timber
frame appears to be largely intact: left-hand (southern bay) has 2
closely-spaced large-scantling tie-beams on jowelled wall posts to rear (west)
wall which may indicated position of former smoke bay; right-hand (northern
bay) has curved wind braces up to purlins; upper roof structure not visible.
In stair wing, dog-leg stair with square section balusters, columnar newels,
and wood handrail; at head of stairs a 2-light arched window. There is a
Buckler drawing (1827) of the house in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Building unoccupied October 1989.
(Information from Henley on Thames Archaeological and Historical Group).

Listing NGR: SU7610682478

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