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Planning application 172310 : 25 Christchurch Road

25 Christchurch Road
Reading
RG2 7AA

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Latest on Reading’s New Local Plan

Christchurch Conservation Area

The final chance to have your say on the Reading Borough Council (RBC) New Local Plan, which sets the foundations for planning in Reading until 2036, ends on Friday 26 January 2018. The plan will then go to the Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) with all the comments made on this version of the plan.

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Campaign to save Reading’s heritage lamp posts

Earlier this year there was a campaign to save Reading’s cast iron heritage lamp posts by the Bell Tower Community Association. There is now a ‘Love your lamp post‘ website. This has a map of streets where 400 old columns are thought to be so that you can track down those in your local area.

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Planning application 171626 : 19 Christchurch Gardens

19 Christchurch Gardens
Reading
RG2 7AH

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Spot the stinkpipe – Heritage Open Days edition

The Whitley Pump team used an image of the real Whitley Pump c.1910 in an information sheet for our walk around Christchurch conservation area on Saturday 9 September.

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Planning application 171477 : 125 Highgrove Street

125 Highgrove Street
Reading
RG1 5EJ

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Planning application 171460 : Flat C 3 Christchurch Gardens

Flat C 3 Christchurch Gardens
Reading
RG2 7AH

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Planning application 161869 : 3 Christchurch Gardens

Flat C
3 Christchurch Gardens
Reading
RG2 7AH

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A walk around Christchurch Conservation Area – Final stop

Whitley Pump - May 2016

Finally, the last leg of the tour brings us back to Whitley Street and the Whitley Pump.

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A walk around Christchurch Conservation Area – Fourth Stop

Christchurch Vicarage and Somerleaze to the south of Christchurch Road - Extract from 1877 OS Map

Christchurch Vicarage (209) and Somerleaze (210) – Extract from 1877 OS Map

On both corners of Vicarage Road with Christchurch Road are two of the oldest buildings in the conservation area, both of which are now used by Abbey Junior School.

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A walk around Christchurch Conservation Area – Third Stop

Alec Guinness, Petula Clark and Veronica Turleigh filming at Hillingdon in 1951. Image courtesy of Reading Museum, Reading Chronicle Collection

Alec Guinness, Petula Clark and Veronica Turleigh filming at Hillingdon in 1951. Image courtesy of Reading Museum, Reading Chronicle Collection

The Hillingdon Prince Hotel is a brick manufacturer’s showreel; a magnificent display of grey, red and moulded brickwork with winged dragons and other finials on the roof.

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A walk around Christchurch Conservation Area – second stop

Kendrick Hill, Reading

Our exploration of Christchurch Conservation Area took us to Whitley Crescent last week. The walk continues from the junction of Kendrick and Christchurch Roads, and there are some benches nearby if you need to rest or to wait for stragglers to catch up.

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A walk around Christchurch Conservation Area – First Stop

North side of Christchurch Road

This walk around the Christchurch Conservation Area starts at the top of Highgrove Street and Christchurch Road from where we can take in the view north into Reading down Highgrove Street. The Blade had not been built when this conservation area was first defined in 1987.

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Conserving Katesgrove – an Introduction to Christchurch Conservation Area

Christchurch from Glebe Road

Katesgrove includes parts of three of Reading’ s Conservation Areas. The Christchurch Conservation Area is closest to the Whitley Pump, the Kendrick Conservation Area is further down Kendrick Road towards London Road, and the Market Place / London Street Conservation Area is almost in the centre of Reading.

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