Albion Terrace, Reading

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Albion Terrace
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Albion Terrace frontage
Albion Terrace, Reading is located in Reading Central
Albion Terrace, Reading
Location within Reading Town Centre
General information
Location Reading, Berkshire, UK
Coordinates 51°27′05″N 0°57′45″W / 51.45134°N 0.96243°W / 51.45134; -0.96243Coordinates: 51°27′05″N 0°57′45″W / 51.45134°N 0.96243°W / 51.45134; -0.96243
Construction started 1825
Completed 1835
Design and construction
Architect Richard Billing

Albion Terrace, also known as Albion Place, is a 19th-century residential terrace in the town of Reading in the English county of Berkshire. It is a listed building, being listed grade II*, and forms part of the Kendrick conservation area.[1][2]

The terrace is situated at numbers 45 to 65 (odd numbers only) of London Road. It is opposite the frontage of the University of Reading's London Road Campus and close to both Kendrick School and the Royal Berkshire Hospital. It was built by Richard Billing, a local architect and builder, between 1825 and 1835.[1][2]

The terrace is of 3 main floors, together with an attic and basement. The frontage is stucco, and the roof is slate. There is a string under the first floor windows, and a moulded cornice with parapet, which has balustraded panels over the windows. The terrace is symmetrical, with the two end houses projecting slightly. Each house has three semi-circular headed dormers, some with radiating glazing and 3 ranges of glazing bar sash windows, whilst the end houses have architrave and cornice to the centre first floor windows.[2]

The property is fronted by a carriage sweep, with pairs of panelled pyramidal-capped stone piers at each end.[2]

Albion Terrace was acquired and internally rebuilt as an apartment complex by Thomas Homes in the 1990s. Prior to this it had comprised 11 separate houses, many of which were, by the time of the rebuilding, in multiple occupancy.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Proposed Kendrick Conservation Area - Character Appraisal". Reading Borough Council. 2005. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Albion Place, 45-65, London Road". English Heritage. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  3. ^ "Previous Sites". Thomas Homes. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 

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