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17 Castle Street Reading

Heritage Open Days 2022

Sat 10 Sep, 9:30-16:30

Rooms which are not normally open to clients with interesting beam construction, Diamond chimneys, carriage mounting block and Victorian staircase.

Discover this 16th century house, used as an Inn (Castle Inn), a doctor's residence and surgery. Once owned by a Reading Mayor, Mr John Deane who promoted the bill to lay the paving slabs in Reading - the first one was laid outside this building on 8th August 1785 (we doubt it is still there now!!). The building has been used as a Solicitors Practice since 1971. Original items retained - diamond chimneys, coach and horse mounting block, shoe carving on the beam timbers. Access to areas not normally open to the public during the working day.