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Wall Between Forbury Road and Abbott's Walk to West of St James' Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.457 / 51°27'25"N

Longitude: -0.9656 / 0°57'56"W

OS Eastings: 471964

OS Northings: 173617

OS Grid: SU719736

Mapcode National: GBR QNF.55

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.6MWY

Entry Name: Wall Between Forbury Road and Abbott's Walk to West of St James' Church

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303165

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38941

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 Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

5128 (South Side)
Wall between Forbury
Road and Abbott's Walk
to west of St James'
SU 7173 NE 1/486
Bounds Forbury Gardens to east. Probably circa 1840 or 1855. Flint with ashlar
piers of varying height, Panels opposite the west front of St James's Church
have C12 fragments of carving and architectural decoration. Ends in small
gate to Abbot's Walk with arch of re-used voussoirs and chevron capitals (C12),
stepped parapet over. Fragments of Norman Abbey to be found also in wall to
west of St James's School playground.

Listing NGR: SU7196573617

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

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