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The Reading Room

A Grade II Listed Building in Peak Forest, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.3101 / 53°18'36"N

Longitude: -1.8314 / 1°49'53"W

OS Eastings: 411328

OS Northings: 379256

OS Grid: SK113792

Mapcode National: GBR HZN5.94

Mapcode Global: WHCCR.V226

Entry Name: The Reading Room

Listing Date: 26 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087920

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82303

Location: Peak Forest, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Civil Parish: Peak Forest

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Peak Forest and Dove Holes

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


The Reading Room

Public building. Dated 1880. Ashlar gritstone front with rusticated quoins,
elsewhere rubble limestone with gritstone dressings. North gable with moulded
copings, intermediate stone ridge stack, Welsh slates with crested ridges. Gable
to street with tall Venetian window, formerly part of a C17 chapel which stood on
the adjacent site of the Church of King Charles the Martyr, and now forming the
centrepiece of the elevation. Moulded stringcourse links with keyblock to window
arch. Inscription within gable apex reads: '1880 READING ROOM'. Single storey
addition of 1983 to south east side.

Listing NGR: SK1132879256

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