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19, Castle Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4533 / 51°27'12"N

Longitude: -0.9748 / 0°58'29"W

OS Eastings: 471329

OS Northings: 173205

OS Grid: SU713732

Mapcode National: GBR QLG.4G

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.2Q0Q

Entry Name: 19, Castle Street

Listing Date: 22 March 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113414

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38793

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 19
SU 7173 SW 2/52 22.3.57.
Early C18. 3 storeys. Silver grey brick headers with red brick quoins and
window surrounds. Symmetrical front with contemporary rainwater heads between
outer pairs of windows. Moulded cornice and parapet with stone coping. Tiled
roof. Ground and 1st floors have deep segmental heads of gauged brick with
fluted keystones and brick hoodmould over. 2nd floor windows have flat arches
with fluted keystones. All keystones printed. Glazing bar sash windows 5
to upper floors, 4 to ground floor (plate glass). Central 6 panel door with
arched fan in rectangle, fluted Doric pilasters and Doric entablature and cornice
capped by segmental pediment. Early C19 spearhead rails to front. Sun Fire
Insurance Mark, number 467802 in pediment of doorcase. Refers to insurance
taken out in 1782 by the owner John Deane and tenant Frances Mitchell (widow).
Full height bow at rear. Interior: hall semi-panelled and has Doric doorcases.
Some rooms on 1st floor retain panelling, drawing room (bow window room) on
ground floor has later C18 patterned ceiling, with central pendant (obscured
by partition) and modillion cornice. Some contemporary fireplace surrounds.
Contemporary staircase with turned balusters (now boxed-in for fire-regulations).

Listing NGR: SU7124373110

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