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Reading Abbey Mill, Reading, Berkshire

(51°27′18″N, 0°58′4″W)
Reading Abbey Mill, Reading
SU 718 734
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Berkshire
now Reading
medieval Salisbury
now Oxford
  • Ron Baxter
05 September 1996

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Feature Sets

All that remains is a section of wall running N-S, pierced by three arches.


The mill was built straddling the Holy Brook which marked the southern boundary of the monastic enclosure. It continued to grind corn into the 1950s.


Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration


The chevron ornament on the central arch is clearly reset; probably originally from a stringcourse or label.


C. F. Slade, 'Excavations at Reading Abbey 1964-67.' Berkshire Archaeological Journal, 66, 1971-71, 65-116.

P. Fasham and J. Hawkes, Reading Abbey Waterfront, Reading 1986.