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Name: Tile Cloister walks - Reading Abbey
HER Number: 01022.07.000
Record Type: Monument

Grid Reference: SU 719 735
Administrative Area/Parish:Reading, Reading, Berkshire
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Summary

Cloister walks constructed of tiles were uncovered, but much of the area was heavily disturbed by 19th-20th century activity.

Monument Types

  • CLOISTER (Medieval - 1121 AD to 1539 AD)

Description

Area examined by slit trenches in advance of proposed redevelopment. Cloister walks of tiles were uncovered, but much of the area was heavily disturbed by 19th-20th century activity. Work in November – December 1985 revealed an extensive area of tile cloister walk (west and south walks).


<1> Berkshire Archaeological Society, 1969, Berkshire Archaeological Journal 64, Pages 9-19 (Journal). SRD6878.


<2> Berkshire Archaeological Society, 1971-2, Berkshire Archaeological Journal, Pages 65-116 (Journal). SRD6863.


<3> Berkshire Archaeological Society, 1986-90, Berkshire Archaeological Journal, Pages 89-103 (Journal). SRM13006.

Sources

<1>Berkshire Archaeological Society. 1969. Berkshire Archaeological Journal 64. 64. Pages 9-19. [Journal / SRD6878]
<2>Berkshire Archaeological Society. 1971-2. Berkshire Archaeological Journal. 66. Pages 65-116. [Journal / SRD6863]
<3>Berkshire Archaeological Society. 1986-90. Berkshire Archaeological Journal. 73. Pages 89-103. [Journal / SRM13006]

Designations

  • Scheduled Monument 1007932: Reading Abbey: a Cluniac and Benedictine monastery and Civil War earthwork.

Associated Events:

  • None
  • Associated Monuments

    MRD1382Passageway? - Reading Abbey (Monument)
    MRD1374Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire (Monument)

    Associated Finds:

  • None