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© Mr Richard Swynford-Lain

IoE Number: 39078
Location: CORN EXCHANGE ARCADE ENTRANCE, MARKET PLACE (west side)
  READING, READING, BERKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Richard Swynford-Lain
Date Photographed: 27 August 2001
Date listed: 26 July 1973
Date of last amendment: 26 July 1973
Grade II

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MARKET PLACE5128(West Side)Corn Exchange ArcadeEntrance

MARKET PLACE 1. 5128 (West Side) Corn Exchange Arcade Entrance SU 7173 SE 3/312 26.7.73. II GV 2. 1854 by J B Clacy and F Hawker. Renaissance style single bay feature in Bath stone ashlar. 3 stages capped by pepperpot turret with bell and weathervane. Lower stage has rusticated piers with swagged fruit caps to lintel. 2nd stage an arched recess with pierced balcony and flanking fluted Ionic columns; keystone with Prince of Wales crest and motto. Tripartite window inside, blocked with semi-circular panelling over; coffered vault. Top stage has "Corn Exchange" in relief on base and brackets to elaborate fruit and flower carved border to gilt and blue clock with Roman numerals. Now leads to modern shopping arcade.

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