Georgian Reading

Amended 5 April 2018

In 2017 members of Reading Civic Society visited Bath to meet members of the Bath Preservation Trust and to wander around its terrific buildings.

Society member, John Missenden, returned with a mission to show how good Reading’s Georgian buildings are by comparison, yet they are comparatively less well appreciated. He compiled a Power Point Presentation of some 60 images of Georgian Buildings in Reading.

In February 2018 John  sent the presentation to the leading Classical Architect Quinlan Terry who commented that:

 “I never knew it (Reading) had so many good buildings!” 

There are two versions of the Power Point presentation:

1. A timed version of the presentation, which takes 5 minutes from start to end, may be accessed HEREClick on the File Georgian Reading Berkshire’s Bath and It will start automatically. if it does not click “Start Slide Show” .

2. The presentation which you can work through at your own pace may be downloaded from Georgian Reading Berkshire’s Bath



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Update 3 April

The Latest news page has been updated and may be reached HERE .

It was updated on 3 April to include information about the formal Planning Application for the SSE site and the Outlinee Planning Application for the AVIVA site (Vastern Rd / Caversham Rd corner) which is called Vastern Court.

The information provided at 16 February includes;

  • An exhibition about the final design for the SSE site (27 February16:30-19:30).
  • Station Hill parts II and III.
  • Reading Station Park (AVIVA) – Vastern Park.
  • The challenge of Chazey Barn, practical use sought and RBC action to have essential maintenance undertaken.
  • Proposals for the Reading Golf Club site.
  • Removal of Trees in Chestnut Walk.
  • Reading Abbey Revealed.
  • King Edward building added to the Local list and a further 18 submitted to RBC for consideration.

So where is the Dog House? 150 Friar Street at the corner of Station Road and Friar Street. The building is undergoing a thorough and appropriate restoration and will be returned back to flexible office spaces.