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55, Baker Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.453 / 51°27'10"N

Longitude: -0.9821 / 0°58'55"W

OS Eastings: 470823

OS Northings: 173156

OS Grid: SU708731

Mapcode National: GBR QJG.HL

Mapcode Global: VHDWS.XRN0

Entry Name: 55, Baker Street

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154492

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38746

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 Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

No 55
SU 7073 12/14
Circa 1840 and altered. 3 storeys, Stucco, band over ground floor, small
cornice and parapet with shallow central pediment. Slate roof. Glazing bar
sash windows, 1st floor with marginal glazing; 2 windows including flat segmental
bay window on 1st floor which has casements. Moulded architrave 1st floor
left with cornice, ground floor windows with raised surrounds, architraves
and cornices. Small arched door and a panel with 2 arched openings with radiating and wreathed fanlights on ground floor. A tablet on the wall says that this house was "Fox Talbot's Reading Establishment 1844-45". A pioneer photographer and associate of Fox Talbot's, Nicholas Henneman, lived here.

Listing NGR: SU7082373155

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

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