Wantage Hall

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Wantage Hall
Wantage Hall - geograph.org.uk - 2132117.jpg
The gatehouse
Wantage Hall is located in Reading, Berkshire
Wantage Hall
Location within Reading
General information
Status Grade II listed[1]
Type Hall of residence
Address Upper Redlands Road
Coordinates 51°26′43″N 0°57′21″W / 51.44518°N 0.95570°W / 51.44518; -0.95570
Owner University of Reading

Wantage Hall, built 1908, is the oldest hall of residence[citation needed] at the University of Reading, in Reading, Berkshire, England. The hall is one of 13 belonging to the University and is close to Whiteknights Campus.

Wantage Hall was built in 1908 and was donated by Lady Harriet Wantage in memory of her husband Lord Robert Loyd-Lindsay, 1st Baron Wantage.[citation needed]

During World War I, Wantage Hall was used by the No 1 School of Military Aeronautics for training flight instructors, cadet pilots and observers. During World War II, it was the headquarters of RAF Reserve Command.[1][2][3]

Scenes in Private's Progress [1956], with Ian Carmichael and Richard Attenborough, were filmed there.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b English Heritage (2008). "Wantage Hall, Reading". British Listed Buildings. 
  2. ^ Ashworth, Chris (1990). Action Stations: Military airfields of the Central South and South-East. Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 245. ISBN 1852603763. 
  3. ^ Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation - RAF Home Commands formed between 1939 - 1957