Reading Abbey

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Royal)

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameReading Abbey
Alternative NamesAbbey House
Historic CountryBerkshire
Modern AuthorityReading
1974 AuthorityBerkshire
Civil ParishReading

Benedictine monastery founded 1121, suppressed 1539. After the dissolution the abbot's house was used as residence by Henry VIII. Heavily restored Abbey Gatehouse and ruins remain.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
Images Of England
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSU719735
Latitude51.4564208984375
Longitude-0.966820001602173
Eastings471950
Northings173540
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Books

  • Thurley, Simon, 1993, The Royal Palaces of Tudor England (Yale University Press) p. 50, 56-7
  • Slade, C.F., 1969, 'Reading' in Lobel, M.D. (ed), Historic Towns: Maps and Plans of Towns and Cities in the British Isles, with Historical Commentaries, from Earliest Times to 1800 Vol. 1 (London: Lovell Johns-Cook, Hammond and Kell Organization) online copy
  • Cook, G.H. (ed), 1965, Letters to Cromwell and Others on the Suppression of the Monastries (London) p. 202

Antiquarian

Other

  • Historic England, 2015, Heritage at Risk South East Register 2015 (London: Historic England) p. 73 online copy
  • English Heritage, 2014, Heritage at Risk Register 2014 South East (London: English Heritage) p. 79 online copy
  • English Heritage, 2013, Heritage at Risk Register 2013 South East (London: English Heritage) p. 73 online copy
  • English Heritage, 2012, Heritage at Risk Register 2012 South East (London: English Heritage) p. 79 online copy
  • English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011 South East (London: English Heritage) p. 75 online copy
  • English Heritage, 2010, Heritage at Risk Register 2010 South West (London: English Heritage) p. 70 online copy
  • English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009 South East (London: English Heritage) p. 73 online copy