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173-183, Kings Road

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4541 / 51°27'14"N

Longitude: -0.9579 / 0°57'28"W

OS Eastings: 472504

OS Northings: 173303

OS Grid: SU725733

Mapcode National: GBR QPG.X6

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.BQY5

Entry Name: 173-183, Kings Road

Listing Date: 22 March 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155954

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38987

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 John the Evangelist and St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(North Side )
Nos 173 to 183 (odd)
SU 7273 7/141 22.3.57.
After 1832. The principal houses in the former Waterloo Place. Three separate
blocks of 2 houses each joined together by single storey links of varying design
Similar design apart from applied order. Modified Doric for Nos 173/175 and
181/183, composite Nos 177/179. Each block 3 storeys and basement, Nos 173-179
with attics. Bath stone. Slate roof with central chimney stack with many
pots. Channelled ground floor with moulded string, entablature and blocking
course with corner and central pilasters framing two 3 storey bows, each with
1 windows. 4 bays, glazing bar sashes (cornices on 1st floor), centre break
with bows. Ground floor has 2 windows (French casements) with balconies and
contemporary cast-iron rails and decoration. Doors in outer bays have segmental
heads and 2 panels. No 169 linked to No 171 and No 183 linked to No 185 by
recessed Ionic porticoes in antis with parapets. To rear: Nos 177/179 have
full height bows; Nos 181/183 have ground floor bows. Interiors: No 173 contemporary
staircase with moulded rail and stone steps, delicate undercut cornices (similar
to contemporary ones in Cheltenham). No 183 contemporary staircase.

Listing NGR: SU7250473303

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

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