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Holybrook House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4521 / 51°27'7"N

Longitude: -0.9769 / 0°58'36"W

OS Eastings: 471187

OS Northings: 173068

OS Grid: SU711730

Mapcode National: GBR QKG.NW

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.0RXN

Entry Name: Holybrook House

Listing Date: 22 March 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113420

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38807

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 63
(Holybrook House)
SU 7173 SW 2/65 22.3.57.
Circa 1750. 3 storeys and basement. Red brick. Moulded bracketed wooden
cornice. Stone coped brick parapet. Hipped old tile roof now with top-lit
attic. Glazing bar sashes, 5 ranges to upper floors. 6 panel central door
on ground floor in arched opening with elaborate scroll fanlight. Moulded
door surround with foliated enrichment in spandrels over; the whole framed
in a large-scale Doric order of painted stone columns with block rustication,
carrying moulded and ornamented entablature and pediment and standing on a
wide stone step approached by modern path. Carved head on keystone. Lead
fluted conical rainwater head to left of centre. Good interior now altered
as offices. Staircase with -turned balusters and contemporary hall decoration
(an Ionic column screen). Other rooms said to include a rococo ceiling to
former music room with musical instruments in relief. Full basement storey
to rear with central pedimented doorcase with scroll brackets. Cornice returned.

Listing NGR: SU7118773068

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