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17, Castle Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4534 / 51°27'12"N

Longitude: -0.9747 / 0°58'28"W

OS Eastings: 471338

OS Northings: 173211

OS Grid: SU713732

Mapcode National: GBR QLG.4F

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.2Q2P

Entry Name: 17, Castle Street

Listing Date: 22 March 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113413

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38792

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 Giles

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 17
SU 7173 SW 2/51 22.3.57.
C16. 3 storeys. Timber framed with pebble dash stucco. Oversailing upper
floors with moulded jetties on carved brackets. 2 gables with cut bargeboards
and central pierced finials. Tiled roof. Ground and 1st floors have 2 casement
windows with transomed and mullioned frames formed as 10 light projecting rectangular
bays on small carved brackets. 2nd floor has small C18 Yorkshire sashes.
Off- centre modern door under restored C17 porch with moulded wood cornice
and pediment on square posts with segmental arched boards across openings,
panelled wood guards each side with ornamental dog-gate. C17 8-panel double
yard doors to left with 'porte batarde'. NB. windows have been restored and
have modern casements but the frames are mainly original. C16 chimney with
5 tall diamond shafts. Early C19 rails across front. 2 storey later extension
to rear and linking timber framed section; to south is a further 3 storey brick
building of the early Cl9, a former warehouse. Cobbled and paved carriage
path. Interior rearranged and at askew. Large hall with circa 1700 ramped
stair with fat turned balusters and ball newel, uneven screen-arcade at base
of stairs. Front room to west retains early C17 ceiling with pendants to moulded
joists at junctions and main beam with carved panels. Queen post roof, one
of which has C16 or C17 shoe incised on it.

Listing NGR: SU7133773209

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