The abbot's travels and his many visitors meant that a great number of horses had to
be looked after.
The Stables of the Abbey stood by the South Gate alongside the Holy Brook and measured over 50 metres in length and 8 metres wide. Its walls were built in flint with high-set windows and the entrance at the west end by the Gate. We can estimate that over 50 horses could he accommodated there.
The details about the excavations read :-
Hawkes, John 1991 `Excavations on the site of Reading Abbey stables,
1983, Berkshire Archaeological Journal J 73, 1986-90 (1991) 66-87.
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