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Name: Abbey Stables - Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire
HER Number: 01022.11.400
Record Type: Monument

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

Door added to the northern of the two existing walls during rebuild that occurred by 1600 AD. This re-used the existing walls, but raised the floor by 0.9m with sand. Also there is a new internal arrangement of a double row of central pillars.

Monument Type(s):

  • REVETMENT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1101 AD to 1600 AD)
  • STABLE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1101 AD to 1600 AD)

Description

Door added to the northern of the two existing walls during rebuild that occurred by 1600 AD. This re-used the existing walls, but raised the floor by 0.9m with sand. Facing waste flint flakes were recovered indicating that whilst the walls were re-used, they also had to be repaired. The new Holy Brook revetment is contemporary. Also there is a new internal arrangement of a double row of central pillars. A double row of post pads indicates that in the rebuilding of the stables there were now three instead of two bays <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:

  • FRD2648 - FLAKE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1501 AD to 1600 AD)
  • FRD2647 - PILLAR? (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1501 AD to 1600 AD?)