Made in Katesgrove – tiles for Reading Abbey

Archaeological excavations at 40 Silver Street have uncovered a previously unknown twelfth century tile kiln with examples of the same floor tiles as used at Reading Abbey.

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A Pevsner Perambulation in Katesgrove

Pell Street looking west

Nikolaus Pevsner‘s edition of the Berkshire volume of ‘Buildings of England’ was published in 1966, the thirtieth county guide of forty-six. The Reading section starts with the Abbey, followed by churches and finally public buildings.

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