We are taking part in Reading Walks Festival 2023

Reading CAAC are participating in Reading Walks Festival 2023. On Sunday 14 May starting at 11 am we will be leading a walk around the Eldon Square Conservation Area. Eldon Square was Reading's first conservation area designated in 1972 and extended in 1982. Booking is required for the free walk which will last 1-2 hours.… Continue reading We are taking part in Reading Walks Festival 2023

Harrinson Testimonial Cross in St Mary’s Churchyard

On the morning of 19 December 1887 almost exactly 135 years ago Canon Garry unveiled the Harrinson Testimonial Cross, also referred to as the Jubilee Cross, in St Mary’s Churchyard.  Harrinson Memorial Cross Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) Planning Applications Committee approved long overdue repairs to the Grade II listed cross and its inscription at their… Continue reading Harrinson Testimonial Cross in St Mary’s Churchyard

Initial Consultation on our review of Christchurch CA has one week to run

Reading Conservation Area Advisory Committee launched the initial public consultation on their review of the the Christchurch Conservation Area Appraisal began on 16 July 2022. It runs for another week until 27 August 2022. Abbey Junior School on Christchurch Road You can find a copy of the draft updated appraisal here: Revised Appraisal Christchurch CA… Continue reading Initial Consultation on our review of Christchurch CA has one week to run

Reading CAAC seeking new committee members

Reading CAAC was founded in 2016. It is a voluntary group independent of but endorsed by Reading Borough Council (RBC). The aims of the committee are to promote the preservation and enhancement of Reading’s heritage particularly but not limited to the protection and good management of Conservation Areas. It works with RBC and other heritage… Continue reading Reading CAAC seeking new committee members

Initial Consultation on our review of Christchurch CA has 4 weeks to run

Reading Conservation Area Advisory Committee launched the initial public consultation on their review of the the Christchurch Conservation Area Appraisal began on 16 July 2022. It runs for another four weeks until 27 August 2022. Christ Church on Christchurch Road You can find a copy of the draft updated appraisal here: Revised Appraisal Christchurch CA… Continue reading Initial Consultation on our review of Christchurch CA has 4 weeks to run

Christchurch Conservation Area appraisal review launched

Reading Conservation Area Advisory Committee have now launched an initial public consultation on proposals for the conservation area. As well as bringing the current (2010) document up to date our proposals include boundary changes and a management plan to conserve and enhance the character and appearance of the area. All documentation can be found on… Continue reading Christchurch Conservation Area appraisal review launched

Christchurch Conservation Area review

Reading CAAC have been undertaking a community-led review of the Christchurch Conservation Area appraisal. We will be launching our initial public consultation on Saturday 16 July at 2pm at Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Reading RG2 7AR. We would like your views on our proposals so far, which include boundary changes and a management plan to… Continue reading Christchurch Conservation Area review

Three new local heritage listings with Huntley & Palmers links

Reading Borough Council has recently added three sites with links to Huntley & Palmers biscuits to its list of Locally Important Buildings and Structures. 2022 is the bi-centenary of the establishment of the business by Joseph Huntley on London Street. A programme to celebrate 200 years of Reading 'Biscuit Town' has been launched and Reading's… Continue reading Three new local heritage listings with Huntley & Palmers links

Board of Health maps 1853 digitised

Berkshire Record Office (BRO) has placed high resolution digitised copies of Reading's Board of Health maps on their website. The maps, produced in 1853 by Borough surveyor John Clancy, are an exceptionally detailed and useful record of the town. BRO say: 'Each map shows the detail of sanitary provision in Reading Borough, as surveyed in… Continue reading Board of Health maps 1853 digitised