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Archway Connecting Forbury Gardens to Abbey Ruins. Including Retaining Walls Flanking Path to Abbey Ruins

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4567 / 51°27'24"N

Longitude: -0.9655 / 0°57'55"W

OS Eastings: 471970

OS Northings: 173585

OS Grid: SU719735

Mapcode National: GBR QNF.68

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.6NX5

Entry Name: Archway Connecting Forbury Gardens to Abbey Ruins. Including Retaining Walls Flanking Path to Abbey Ruins

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113478

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38935

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

Archway connecting
Forbury Gardens to
Abbey Ruins . Including
retaining walls flanking
path to Abbey ruins
SU 7173 NE 1/482
Mid C19 archway incorporating numerous fragments from the C12 Abbey. Flint
base and high parapet walls (see Wall between Forbury Road and Abbot's Walk,
Forbury Road). Soffit built of reused ashlar from abbey. Voussoirs are sculptured
fragments (roll-mould, chevron, catshead etc). Each corner has imposts formed
of double nook shaft capitals. The retaining walls on either side of alley
leading to Abbey Ruins contain many more fragments included the north-west
crossing pier capital.

Listing NGR: SU7197073585

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

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