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

On the second day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: two scheduled monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. Reading's two ancient monuments. L - High Bridge, R - Reading Abbey with Reading Gaol High Bridge is listed as a scheduled monument (1005388) and also has a Grade II listing (1321938). It dates from 1788 and was designed by Robert… Continue reading On the second day of Christmas…

Harris Arcade national listing news

The Station Road entrance to Harris Arcade The whole of Reading's Harris Arcade has now been listed Grade II, recognising its national importance and place in Reading's early twentieth century retail heritage. 15 Friar Street was already a listed building (1113486) but now the description has been expanded with specific inclusion of Harris Arcade units… Continue reading Harris Arcade national listing news