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Sailors' Reading Room

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwold, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3255 / 52°19'31"N

Longitude: 1.6814 / 1°40'53"E

OS Eastings: 650952

OS Northings: 276094

OS Grid: TM509760

Mapcode National: GBR YX3.5XF

Mapcode Global: VHM76.3T74

Plus Code: 9F438MGJ+6H

Entry Name: Sailors' Reading Room

Listing Date: 22 November 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384341

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484775

Location: Southwold, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP18

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Southwold

Built-Up Area: Southwold

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Southwold St Edmund, King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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588-1/7/29 (West side)
22/11/71 Sailors' Reading Room


Sailor's reading room. 1864 with C20 windows. By Benjamin
Carter for Mrs Charles Rayley. Red brick with gault-brick
dressings; slate roof.
EXTERIOR: single-storey, gable end to street. Entrance within
gabled glazed porch protecting double-leaf half-glazed doors.
One uPVC window under gauged skewback arch to right and left.
Blind window in gable head with painted glazing bars. Four
tall uPVC windows to left return under gauged skewback arches.
INTERIOR: divided into 2 rooms by plank and muntin timber
partition. Large king-post roof trusses, the tie beams on
arched braces; boarded ceiling. Fireplace in north wall.
(Bottomley A & Hutchinson J: Discovering Southwold: Southwold:
1988-: 17).

Listing NGR: TM5095276094

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