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Latitude: 51.4546 / 51°27'16"N
Longitude: -0.9716 / 0°58'17"W
OS Eastings: 471551
OS Northings: 173343
OS Grid: SU715733
Mapcode National: GBR QLG.V0
Mapcode Global: VHDWT.3PPS
Plus Code: 9C3XF23H+R9
Entry Name: Telephone Exchange
Listing Date: 26 July 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1302939
English Heritage Legacy ID: 39082
Location: Abbey, 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
No 41 to 45 (consec)
SU 7173 SE 3/13lA 26.7.73.
Circa 1900. Architect Leonard Aloysius Stokes (a Voysey/Lethaby follower who
had married Miss Gane daughter of the General Manager of the National Telephone
Company). His aim was to develop a British style of architecture, free from
revivals of past styles. The building consequently appears somewhat plain.
3 storeys of red brick with stone dressings in an attenuated Georgian style.
Concealed roof. 5 bays wide, the end bays project slightly. To right is door
with cornice and lunette window above. To left a window treated in a similar
runner. Centre 3 bays divided by chamfered piers supporting cornice at 2nd
floor level. Large windows between on each floor, 6 windows on 2nd floor.
Single sash windows in breaks.
Listing NGR: SU7155173343
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