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Dockyard Canteen

A Grade II Listed Building in River, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3982 / 51°23'53"N

Longitude: 0.538 / 0°32'16"E

OS Eastings: 576650

OS Northings: 169634

OS Grid: TQ766696

Mapcode National: GBR PPP.BTQ

Mapcode Global: VHJLV.83SY

Entry Name: Dockyard Canteen

Location: Medway, ME4

County: Medway

Locality: River

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Listing Date: 6 June 1984

Last Amended: 5 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462669

Source ID: 1259641

Listing Text


GILLINGHAM

TQ7669NE NORTH ROAD, Pembroke
686-1/2/99 (South side)
06/06/84 Dockyard Canteen
(Formerly Listed as:
NORTH ROAD
(South side)
Canteen in HM Dockyard)

GV II

Drill block and offices, canteen, now disused. c1902, by Sir
Henry Pilkington. Brick with brick and Portland stone
dressings and slate cross-gabled roof.
PLAN: rectangular plan drill hall with cross-axial end blocks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic; 11-window range ends, 16-window
range W elevation. A symmetrical building with matching end
ranges; plinth, first-floor brick cill band, and brick cornice
with flat vertical brackets, and moulded eaves.
Ends have projecting 2-window gables with canted sides,
separated by a 3-window entrance section containing a wide
round arch on stone springers with raised keystone and
voussoirs, and wrought-iron balcony railing above, to recessed
half-glazed doors; a 2-window section extends to the E.
The main elevation has outer gable as the ends, flanked by
3-storey canted towers, with banded brick and Portland stone
to the parapeted top storey with keyed oculi; between the
towers a 6-window section, with 2 later single-storey gabled
2-window blocks added to the middle. Rubbed brick segmental
arches to 4/4-pane sashes, paired to the W front the towers,
and keyed lunettes in the gables. The ridge of the long range
has 2 square lanterns with pyramidal roofs.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: part of a complete early C20 barracks, with the
Captain's House, Mess block (Central Ave.), barracks (Pasley
Rd), and walls (qqv).



Listing NGR: TQ7665069634

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