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Weekly Photo Challenge … Grand

December 10, 2013

Reading is not a big town and many of our grand buildings have been hidden by lowly facades . Which is a shame because if you look about the streets of Reading there are some grand buildings and works of famous architects.  I have in the past mentioned Reading prison,  Block Barracks, even our town hall is situated near the famous Reading Abbey was designed by Alfred Waterhouse. I work at the Museum of English Rural Life a very grand building previously owned by the members of the famous Huntley and Palmer family.  Nearby on the University Campus we have a particularly grand building; Foxhill House is a Gothic revival style building and now is now the home of the School of Law.  

The house was built in 1868 by the aforementioned architect Alfred Waterhouse and where he lived for a while   

So while it doesn’t perhaps match some of the other grand buildings already posted it does have a good pedigree.

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