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Name: Reading Abbey - Refectory
HER Number: RD15572
Record Type: Monument

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

The refectory was located to the south of the cloisters.The south wall still survives as a standing structure.

Monument Types

Description

The refectory was located to the south of the cloisters. The south wall still survives as a standing structure to a height of in excess of 2.5m <6>. Fragments of the the refectory foundations have been recorded during a number of excavations and watching briefs.


<1> Wessex Archaeology, 2005, Forbury Gardens Restoration Project, Reading, Berkshire - Archaeological Investigations (Unpublished document). SRM13028.


<2> Wessex Archaeology, 2005, Forbury Gardens Restoration Project, Reading, Berkshire - Archaeological Building Recording (Unpublished document). SRM13027.


<3> Hurry, J B, 1901, Reading Abbey (Bibliographic reference). SRD6886.


<4> Kemp B R, 1968, Reading Abbey: An Introduction to the History of the Abbey (Bibliographic reference). SRD6872.


<6> English Heritage, 1993, Schedule entry copy for Reading Abbey: a Cluniac and Benedictine monastery and Civil War earthwork (Scheduling record). SRM13007.


<56> Cram, Leslie, 1988, Reading Abbey (Bibliographic reference). SRD12631.

Sources

<1>Wessex Archaeology. 2005. Forbury Gardens Restoration Project, Reading, Berkshire - Archaeological Investigations. [Unpublished document / SRM13028]
<2>Wessex Archaeology. 2005. Forbury Gardens Restoration Project, Reading, Berkshire - Archaeological Building Recording. [Unpublished document / SRM13027]
<3>Hurry, J B. 1901. Reading Abbey. [Bibliographic reference / SRD6886]
<4>Kemp B R. 1968. Reading Abbey: An Introduction to the History of the Abbey. [Bibliographic reference / SRD6872]
<6>English Heritage. 1993. Schedule entry copy for Reading Abbey: a Cluniac and Benedictine monastery and Civil War earthwork. AA 60919/1. [Scheduling record / SRM13007]
<56>Cram, Leslie. 1988. Reading Abbey. [Bibliographic reference / SRD12631]

Designations

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

Associated Events:

ERM1239Excavation at Reading Abbey - Refectory Wall
ERM410Forbury Gardens Restoration Project, Reading, Berkshire (Ref: 56410.02)
ERM412Forbury Gardens Restoration Project, Reading, Berkshire

Associated Monuments

MRD1380Refectory wall - Reading Abbey (Monument)
MRD1389Refectory wall - Reading Abbey (Monument)
MRD1374Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire (Monument)
MRD1374Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire (Monument)
MRD1374Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire (Monument)
MRD1374Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire (Monument)

Associated Finds:

  • None