Market Place/London Street Conservation Area

The Market Place/London Street Conservation Area is one of two conservation areas in Reading town centre; the other is St Mary’s Butts/Castle Street. It straddles the IDR starting near Queen Victoria’s statue in Town Hall Square and then going south to the junction of London Street with London Road and Crown Street. It also includes Church Street and S Giles Church.

Our  review of this conservation area appraisal, last updated in 2007, has now paused pending reviews of the town centre area as part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) project. You can read the most recent updated draft further down this page.


For the latest draft of our review of the 2007 appraisal for this conservation area see below:

The document comes with 5 pictorial appendices which show listed buildings, buildings of townscape merit, views, shopfronts and trees.

Appendix iii Listed Buildings

Appendix iv Buildings of Townscape Merit

Appendix v Views

Appendix vi Shopfronts

Appendix vii Trees