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Name: The Conduit - Highgrove Street, Reading, Berkshire
HER Number: 01022.14.000
Record Type: Monument

Grid Reference: SU 720 722
Administrative Area/Parish:Reading, Reading, Berkshire
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A spring known as the conduit is thought to have supplied water to Reading Abbey.

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A spring known as the conduit lies on the west side of Highgrove Street, approximately 50ft north of Christchurch Road. The site has a long tradition, documentary and oral of supplying water to Reading Abbey. This is strengthened by records of discoveries of lead pipes near the Kennet and Avon Canal leading in this direction <1>.

<1> Berkshire Archaeological Society, 1908, Berkshire Archaeological Journal, Pages 52-58 (Journal). SRD6887.


<1>Berkshire Archaeological Society. 1908. Berkshire Archaeological Journal. 14. Pages 52-58. [Journal / SRD6887]

Associated Events:

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  • Associated Monuments

    MRD1374Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire (Monument)

    Associated Finds:

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