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Former Captains House Hms Pembroke

A Grade II Listed Building in River, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.398 / 51°23'52"N

Longitude: 0.5365 / 0°32'11"E

OS Eastings: 576545

OS Northings: 169601

OS Grid: TQ765696

Mapcode National: GBR PPP.BFQ

Mapcode Global: VHJLV.74Z4

Entry Name: Former Captains House Hms Pembroke

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: 462540

Source ID: 1267805

Listing Text


GILLINGHAM

TQ7669NE CENTRAL AVENUE, Pembroke
686-1/2/93 (North side)
06/06/84 Former Captain's House, HMS Pembroke
(Formerly Listed as:
CENTRAL AVENUE, Hms Pembroke
(North side)
Captain's House at HMS Pembroke)

GV II

House and office for the Captain of the barracks, now offices.
Dated 1903, by Sir Henry Pilkington. Red brick and Portland
stone dressings, 3 ridge stacks with sunken panels, and slate
roof.
STYLE: Free Edwardian Baroque.
PLAN: L-shaped double-depth.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and basement; 3-bay range. Set on
rising ground, the right-hand entrance gable has impost bands
to each floor and a cill band to the attic, with a coped gable
with segmental pediment; the right-hand corner has an ashlar
loggia with Ionic pilasters to a dentil cornice, open round
arches to front and right-hand side, and an inner doorway and
panelled door. Single-light ground-floor and first-floor
windows with 4/4-pane sashes, and a 3-light attic mullion
window, and 2 cruciform panels either side of the first-floor
window inscribed 1903 and ER.
The main elevation to the left, and the rear, have a
full-height casement; main elevation has wide basement and
ground-floor 3-light canted bays with cross windows to the
ground floor, to a parapet; paired 6/6-pane sashes above, and
large gabled eaves dormers with 3-light mullion windows and a
cornice over; the right-hand bay has a plain basement doorway,
paired windows above and 2 narrow first-floor windows. Rear
has a pedimented gable at the opposite end to that at the
front, and a basement doorway.
Right-hand rear wing, with a parapeted stair tower in the
re-entrant with two 4/4-pane sashes in each side.
INTERIOR: a right-hand passage divided by pilasters to round
arches, to a dogleg stair with square newels and balusters;
plain stone fire surrounds.
HISTORY: part of a carefully planned early C20 barracks with
the barracks church, mess blocks (Central Ave.), barracks
(Pasley Rd), (qqv) and other ancillary buildings.


Listing NGR: TQ7654469602

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