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3 and 5, Sidmouth Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4529 / 51°27'10"N

Longitude: -0.9638 / 0°57'49"W

OS Eastings: 472097

OS Northings: 173168

OS Grid: SU720731

Mapcode National: GBR QNG.LM

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.7RV2

Entry Name: 3 and 5, Sidmouth Street

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156984

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39166

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


Nos 3 and 5
SU 7273 7/568
1880s. 2½ or 3 storey pair in Butterfield Vicarage style. Sufficiently asymetrical
to require a second glance. 1 bay each with 2 windows per floor (3, stepped,
on ground floor; 1 on 2nd floor of no 5). Sash windows with marginned glazing.
Stop moulded reveals with splayed cills. Red brick with subtle polychromy.
Plinth. Band over ground floor string over 1st floor. String with over arch
above arched 2nd floor windows of No 3 and above 1st floor windows of No 5.
2nd floor window of latter interrupts both the over arch string (which is dropped
below it) and the string above. Stepped and moulded eaves courses, returned
up verges of ½ hip of No 3. Tiled roofs, No 5 hipped with 2nd floor windows.
½ dormer (itself with half hipped gable). Large brick chimneys in valley between
roofs. Entrances in extruded apsidal 2 storey extension on each side with
arch windows and short turrets. Further bulbous extensions on garden side

Listing NGR: SU7209773168

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