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Watlington House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4529 / 51°27'10"N

Longitude: -0.9616 / 0°57'41"W

OS Eastings: 472247

OS Northings: 173167

OS Grid: SU722731

Mapcode National: GBR QPG.2M

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.8RZ2

Entry Name: Watlington House

Listing Date: 22 March 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321898

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39227

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

(West Side)
No 44 (Watlington House)
SU 7273 7/257 22.3.57.
In 2 parts The western part built 1688 for Samuel and Anne Watlington, see
rainwaterheads: 1688
The eastern part said to have been added 1763 (Probably earlier). The whole
is a rectangle of red and silver grey brick with a raised brick string at 1st
floor level. Moulded and bracketed wood eaves cornice. Hipped old tile roof,
brick end chimneys, dormered to west; valley roof with dormers facing valley.
East front: 2 storeys and attic with modillion eaves cornice. 2 large flanking
3-light windows, glazing bar sashes and 2 dormers. Central, possibly circa
1688, double doors each of 5 heavily moulded panels with moulded architrave
surround, frieze and cornice supported by flanking curved consoles and with
carved keystone. Cornice breaks forward over consoles. Single central 1st
floor window over. The west front: 2 storeys, attic and basement. 4 dormers
with moulded pediments and C18 casements. 4 ranges of C18 glazing bar sash
windows over 4 basement windows and central garden door with moulded architrave
surround in trellis porch and central half-landing stair window above it under
a moulded brick pediment. A single storey service wing to right. Original
mullion and transom windows on ground floor of north front. Interior: panelled
hall with 2 arch screen on fluted piers. Turned balusters to stairs (straight
string), double ramped nmhogazy dado rail and baluster rail, panelled. dado
(circa 1740 probably). Samuel Watlington was Mayor of Reading in 1695 and
in 1711.

Listing NGR: SU7224773167

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