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Wycliffe Baptist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Park, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4533 / 51°27'11"N

Longitude: -0.9498 / 0°56'59"W

OS Eastings: 473066

OS Northings: 173223

OS Grid: SU730732

Mapcode National: GBR QRG.QG

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.HQ6S

Entry Name: Wycliffe Baptist Church

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155966

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38990

Location: Reading, RG1

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Park

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)
Wycliffe Baptist Church
SU 7273 8/504
Built in 1887 as a daughter house to the King's Road Baptist Chapel (qv).
North Italian classicizing-Romanesque in style. Grey brick with red brick
corner piers, moulded plinth, strings at 1st floor level and 1st floor cill
dressings. Central pedimented break above a 5 light arcade which is over 3
arch loggia porch. 2 light windows in outer bays, to left a pedimented aedicule
facing west; to right a 4 stage tower, possibly intended to have steeple.
Round headed windows. Porch arcade on pink granite columns with scroll caps.
Moulded eaves band. Roman tile roof. Lower 2 storey extension to right (added
1885, foundation stone laid by Walter Palmer). It has a porch in gabled break
and is linked to the tower by curved ground floor wall. Single and paired
round headed lancets. 2 oculi on 1st floor to left. Moulded brick modillion
eaves cornice and gable verges. Ground floor projection with lean-to. A further
gable to centre of 1st floor. Large clerestory lit hall behind with wooden
brackets to hipped Roman tile roof.

Listing NGR: SU7306673223

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

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