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The High

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4552 / 51°27'18"N

Longitude: -0.969 / 0°58'8"W

OS Eastings: 471730

OS Northings: 173422

OS Grid: SU717734

Mapcode National: GBR QMF.FS

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.5P28

Entry Name: The High

Listing Date: 19 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113493

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38974

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

HIGH STREET
1.
5128
(East Side)
No 8 (The High)
SU 7173 SE 3/339 19.3.75.
II GV
2.
1904. Architect W R Howell of Coopers and Howell. Builders were Lewis Bros
of Poole. Faience from Messrs A E Whitehead, Leeds. Art Nouvean style. Tiled
and terracotta front, possibly to an older building. 3 storeys, attic and
basement. 2 bays. 3 light casement attic window with shaped cornice. Heavy
modillion cornice with flanking pepperpots and carved terracotta ornament.
2 segmental headed tripartite windows on 2nd floor with half-hexagonal piers
between on carved glazed corbels. Green tiled ground and 1st floors - large
segmental window on 1st floor with large keystone and currilinear motif on
voussoirs. Modern shop front but original tiled side piers with stylized metal
number above on each side. Clients were E Jackson and Son.


Listing NGR: SU7173073422

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