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Assize Courts

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4562 / 51°27'22"N

Longitude: -0.967 / 0°58'1"W

OS Eastings: 471868

OS Northings: 173529

OS Grid: SU718735

Mapcode National: GBR QMF.WF

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.6N4K

Entry Name: Assize Courts

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38932

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

Assize Courts
SU 7173 NE 1/306
1861. Said to be by J B Clacy. Baroque revival style in channelled Bath stone
ashlar. 2 storeys with 2 1/2 storey corner pavilions which break forward. Cornices
on ground and 1st floors, panels with palmettes over caps. 5 bay centre with
flanking 1x1 bay wings. Ground floor Doric with engaged rusticated columns,
paired to pavilions. Ionic 1st floor. C19 glazed sash windows, round headed
on 1st floor, segmental headed on ground floor, with architrave surrounds and
keys. Ground floor of centre projects between flanking pavilions and has 3
bay arcaded portico with balustrade over. Attics have elaborate recessed scroll
terminals above entablature forming aedicules. Extensive buildings to rear.
Interior: large central top lit and galleried hall. Street wall with 2 pairs
of high cruciform piers with rusticated rebates to corners and ball-finials.
Heavy lozenge pattern panels of rails.

Listing NGR: SU7186873529

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

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