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Caversham Baptist Free Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Caversham, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4676 / 51°28'3"N

Longitude: -0.9727 / 0°58'21"W

OS Eastings: 471453

OS Northings: 174790

OS Grid: SU714747

Mapcode National: GBR QL9.LC

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.3C3S

Entry Name: Caversham Baptist Free Church

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113562

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39131

Location: Reading, RG4

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Caversham

Built-Up Area: Reading

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Caversham Thameside and Mapledurham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Caversham Baptist
Free Church
SU 7174 11/266a
1875-77. Alfred Waterhouse architect. Difficult corner site, Gothic style.
6 bay rain hall to Prospect Street, 2 stage tower to south-west (corner) angle
and gable end front to south. Red brick with stone capped plinth and inner
window reveals. Grey blue decoration (to south front). Banded tile roof.
West front: paired lancets with separating buttresses (containing tumbled brickwork),
the 2 right hand bays have lower windows with herring bone and decorative infill.
Corbelled brick eaves cornice in 2 layers. Small 2 bay projection to north.
Tower has chamfered corners, 2 tall stages and a decorative upper stage; capped
by tall hipped roof with weathervane. South front: stepped triple lancet with
over arch and decorative infill below; central gabled porch with flanking lean-to
annexes. Punched lozenges in gable and in kneeler to right. The interior
has been well maintained. Low brick wall angled to corner site fronts South
Street, stone chamfered capping. This building is included as a good example
of Waterhouse's use of materials with brick, stone and roof tiles of different

Listing NGR: SU7145374790

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