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Southcote Manor Fire, Reading (four of four)

Photograph from Reading Chronicle Collection - April 1963

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Southcote Manor Gatehouse on fire.

A fire broke out at Southcote Manor on Circuit Lane in Reading which had to be bought under control by the fire services. The manor which had been empty for a number of years was due to be demolished by Reading Corporation to make way for 200 new houses.

This photograph was taken for the Berkshire Chronicle but was not published.

Museum object number REDMG : 1980.36.D704.2d

See related topic: Reading Chronicle