A grade-II listed building’s wall will get a makeover, after falling into disrepair.

Reading Borough Council (RBC) was seeking listed building consent to repair sections of the northern boundary wall at Yeomanry House.

The repair works were approved at the Planning Applications committee on Wednesday, September 4.

Yeomanry House lies on the southern side of Castle Hill at the Coley Avenue and Bath Road junction.

The wall has fallen into disrepair which has been aggravated by lack of ‘movement joints’ and weathering – natural breaking down through its interaction with the atmosphere, water and biological organisms.

Originally known as Castle Hill House, it was built in the early 19th century.

Yeomanry House is currently vacant but was the former Council’s Registration and Bereavement Service.

The Berkshire Record Office is located to the west of the site.

The wall itself is not listed however the curtilage of the listed building is covered as part of the listed structure.

Reading’s Conservation Area Advisory Committee has supported the plans on two conditions.

The committee wants impact on trees minimised and a plan to be in place for further investigation should anything of archaeological interest be discovered during the work.

RBC case officer Connie Davis said a condition to protect the trees could not be placed but an informative would be attached to the listed building consent to remind the applicant to have due care to the trees when carrying out the works.

She added that further investigation into archaeology is not needed as the wall repair works are “very modest”.