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Name: Stone post pads - Abbey Stables, Reading Abbey, Berkshire
HER Number: 01022.11.302
Record Type: Monument

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

A central row of stone post pads were found 3m intervals during excavations at the Abbey Stables.

Monument Type(s):

Description

A central row of stone post pads were found 3m intervals. This is the only evidence of the internal layout of the stable block. A fragment of an ivory figurine of the virgin and child, dated to the late 14th century was also recovered and fragments of what appear to be a 14th century tomb canopy. Some are carved and/or painted and/or gilded. All possible evidence that the stable area was used as a dump for post dissolution abbey material <1>.


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

<2> Berkshire Archaeological Society, 1986-90, Berkshire Archaeological Journal, "Excavations on the site of Reading Abbey stables, 1983" John Hawkes pp67-87 (Journal). SRM14205.

Sources

<1>Trust for Wessex Archaeology. 1985. Reading Library, An illustrated History of the site. [Bibliographic reference / SRD6881]
<2>Berkshire Archaeological Society. 1986-90. Berkshire Archaeological Journal. 73. "Excavations on the site of Reading Abbey stables, 1983" John Hawkes pp67-87. [Journal / SRM14205]

Designations

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

Associated Events:

ERM1241Site of Reading Abbey Stables

Associated Monuments

MRD1391Building - Abbey Stables at Reading Library, Reading (Monument)

Associated Finds:

  • FRD2646 - DRESSED STONE (Medieval to Unknown - 1301 AD)
  • FRD2645 - FIGURINE (Medieval - 1301 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FRD2644 - BEAM (Medieval - 1501 AD to 1539 AD)