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Name: Building - Abbey Stables at Reading Library, Reading
HER Number: 01022.11.000
Record Type: Monument

Grid Reference: SU 718 734
Administrative Area/Parish:Reading, Reading, Berkshire
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Summary

In the mid-late 12th century a building of unknown function was built which continued, with repairs, etc. until it was gutted in the mid 16th/17th century.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1150 AD to 1600 AD)
  • STABLE? (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1150 AD to 1600 AD)

Description

Excavations in advance of Reading Library construction works revealed a pre-abbey? plough soil. In the mid-late 12th century a building of unknown function was built which continued, with repairs, etc. until it was gutted in the mid 16th/17th century<1>.


Berkshire Archaeological Society, 1986-90, Berkshire Archaeological Journal, "Excavations on the site of Reading Abbey stables, 1983" John Hawkes pp67-87 (Journal). SRM14205.


<1> Trust for Wessex Archaeology, 1985, Reading Library, An illustrated History of the site (Bibliographic reference). SRD6881.

Sources

---Berkshire Archaeological Society. 1986-90. Berkshire Archaeological Journal. 73. "Excavations on the site of Reading Abbey stables, 1983" John Hawkes pp67-87. [Journal / SRM14205]
<1>Trust for Wessex Archaeology. 1985. Reading Library, An illustrated History of the site. [Bibliographic reference / SRD6881]

Designations

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

Associated Events:

ERM1241Site of Reading Abbey Stables

Associated Monuments

MRD1393Abbey Stables - Reading Abbey, Reading (Monument)
MRD1397Abbey Stables - Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire (Monument)
MRD1395Clay dump - Abbey Stables, Reading Abbey, Berkshire (Monument)
MRD1392Saxon-medieval plough soil - Abbey stables/Reading Library, Reading, Berkshire (Monument)
MRD1394Stable floor - Abbey Stables, Reading Abbey, Berkshire (Monument)
MRD1396Stone post pads - Abbey Stables, Reading Abbey, Berkshire (Monument)
MRD1374Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire (Monument)

Associated Finds:

  • None