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Latitude: 51.4564 / 51°27'23"N
Longitude: -0.9668 / 0°58'0"W
OS Eastings: 471882
OS Northings: 173556
OS Grid: SU718735
Mapcode National: GBR QMF.XB
Mapcode Global: VHDWT.6N7C
Entry Name: Abbey Gate
Listing Date: 22 March 1957
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1155691
English Heritage Legacy ID: 38933
Location: Reading, RG1
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
SU 7173 NE 1/112 22.5. 57.
C12 to C14. Entirely remodelled by Sir George Gilbert Scott 1861. Flint and
Bath stone ashlar, quoins etc to ground floor. 2 storeys with shaped modillion
cornice, parapet with weathered coping, Central pointed archway with roll
mould and gabled drip over. Flanking buttresses. 4 lancets on 1st floor with
foiled heads, 2 on ground floor with impost and cill strings. Octagonal end
turrets with cornice, parapet and cope. Turrets and buttresses chamfered below
squinches of 1st floor; headstops in squinches. Inside the archway is a large
round headed arch with a double flat roll. Entrance passage intended to be
vaulted, 2 pointed doorways and stairs to left. Rear much the same except
for round headed entrance.
Listing NGR: SU7188273556
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