Berkshire Historic Buildings

The Berkshire Building Recording Project

This website is a guide to historic buildings in Berkshire. It covers both the old (pre 1974) and New Berkshire and is arranged by District or Unitary Authority within the whole area. You can go to these authorities at any time by clicking on one of the links in the left hand panel of each page. This will take you to a list of towns and civil parishes. Click on one of the parishes to see the lists of buildings within that parish.

We list buildings in groups depending mainly on the sources of the information. The common groups are:-

A Buildings that appear on the Listed Buildings Register operated by English Heritage

B Buildings that are currently in existence which local people believe are worthy of note

C Buildings which no longer exist
D Buildings noted in Pevsner

E Buildings listed by a local society

May we emphasise that inclusion in list B bears no relation to whether or not the building in question appears in a local listing for planning purposes

Nicholas Pevsner published a list of Berkshire buildings in 1966. From 2002 as part of the continuing education activity at Reading University his lists were reviewed and greatly expanded upon. A revised edition was published in 2010 and the lists attributed to Pevsner refer to the pages in that volume.

We are asking local history societies across Berkshire to check the names of buildings identified and to contact us if there any errors or omissions and especially to provide lists of their buildings.

One of the groups within the Berkshire Archaeological Society is actively researching a number of these buildings using a methodology developed by Dr Andy Moir and is keen to provide training to local societies so that they can add more research results to the database.

We are also very keen to provide links from this website to any other site providing information about these buildings.

To find out more about the Project please contact Barrie Randall at;

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