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W I Palmer Memorial Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4562 / 51°27'22"N

Longitude: -0.9763 / 0°58'34"W

OS Eastings: 471224

OS Northings: 173517

OS Grid: SU712735

Mapcode National: GBR QKF.TF

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.1N7K

Entry Name: W I Palmer Memorial Hall

Listing Date: 24 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113613

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39240

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 Greyfriars

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(West Side)
Nos 42 and 43
(W I Palmer
Memorial Hall)
SU 7173 12/355 24.10.74.
Dated 1887. Brick and terracotta. 3 storeys. 3 bays. Centre recessed with
large 4 light windows with terracotta fluted mullions and moulded transom.
Right hand bay projects with similar but 2-light windows with terracotta decorative
semi-circular panels above. Left hand bay canted; similar windows with similar
panels over and elaborate terracotta Ronunesque-type doorway of 2 orders and
flanking portico with decorative columns supporting arcaded pediment and lintel
inscribed "AD WEST STREET HALL 1887", Pediment breaks into 1st floor window.
Decorative panels over ground floor with "W I Palmer Memorial Hall" carved
on them. Continuous moulded cornices at all levels. Tiled roof in form of
short spire over left hand bay. Brick parapet. Chimney with cornice. Large
plate glass shop front to right.

Listing NGR: SU7122473517

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

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