Reading’s Historic Cemetery Junction Arch For Sale

Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

 

One of Reading’s most prominent landmarks has been put up for sale by Reading Borough Council.

Local estate agents, The Flatman Partnership, are handling the sale of the Cemetery Junction Arch, located where Wokingham Road and London Road meet.

Known to all of Reading’s residents and beyond, the Grade II Listed Archway forms the access to Reading Cemetery and gained nationwide prominence after being the setting for 2010 film Cemetery Junction, directed by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais. Originally built around 1840, the Archway was designed by local Architect William Brown and is constructed in imposing Bath stone.

The purchase of the arch is a unique opportunity to acquire the leasehold interest in a famous piece of Reading’s heritage. It could be a fantastic opportunity for a local business, or a community focal point. The Arch currently has planning use for Community or Police business, but could well be suitable for alternative uses, subject to planning consent.

The Flatman Partnership has asked for offers in writing for the building by noon 3rd October 2016. Viewing days are planned for Tuesday 23rd August, Wednesday 7th September and Friday 16th September by appointment only.