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Reading Castle

Hob Uid: 244923
Location :
Reading
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SU7090072900
Summary : The site of Reading Castle, said to have been demolished circa 1153 appears to be lost, but may have stood on the high ground called Castle Hill.
More information : The site of Reading Castle, said to have been demolished circa. 1153 appears to be lost, but may have stood on the high ground called Castle Hill [Name SU 709 729] west of the town (3) Lysons considered the site to have been the old county gaol in Castle Street, whereas Man mentions a ruin which stood on the site of the new county gaol near Blak's Bridge [SU 7215 7347]. (1-3)

Castle Hill, by name and situation, is the most likely site,
and Coates names a field at SU 70957286 ('A'). The Mount and
in another at SU 70947293 ('B') notes 'Old Fortifications' No
evidence was seen of the castle on the ground. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Magna. Britannia 1 pt 2 (1813) 329 and 339 (Lysons)
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist. & Ants. of Reading (1816) 176 (J Man) illus
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Source Number : 3
Source : The Victoria History of the county of Berkshire, volume three
Source details : (H Haynes)
Page(s) : 343
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Vol(s) : 1923
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 10-APR-63
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Source Number : 4a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Map of Reading 1802. (Coates) (Scale 18" to 1 mile)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Castle
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 77 SW 4
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 77 SW 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-04-10
End Date : 1963-04-10