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Shire Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4563 / 51°27'22"N

Longitude: -0.9674 / 0°58'2"W

OS Eastings: 471842

OS Northings: 173540

OS Grid: SU718735

Mapcode National: GBR QMF.SD

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.5NYG

Entry Name: Shire Hall

Listing Date: 26 July 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113475

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38931

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 Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Shire Hall
SU 7173 NE 1/305 26.7.73.
1904-11, by Warwick and Hall. Queen Anne style. Red brick with, Portland channelled
ground floor and occasional quoins. Painted modillion cornice. Slate roof
with balustraded top and panelled corner chimneys. 3 storeys, attic and basement.
5 bays, casements with glazing bars, eared architraves on 2nd floor, on 1st
floor centre 3 segmental headed windows with open segmental pediment and keys,
outer ones have bolection surrounds and keys. Modified Doric projecting portico
in antis to ground floor extending across side windows, a pair of columns in
centre and 2 more each side. Steps to entrance with round headed doorway with
flanking niches. Altar-type cast iron lamp standards on flanking walls of
steps. Wide dormer with cornice broken round it. Interior: groin vaulted hall.

Listing NGR: SU7184273540

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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