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Rochester City Walls, Rochester

Description: Rochester City Walls

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 172928

OS Grid Reference: TQ7437268345
OS Grid Coordinates: 574372, 168345
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3874, 0.5047

Location: 2 King's Orchard, Strood, Medway ME1 1SX

Locality: Rochester
County: Medway
Country: England
Postcode: ME1 1SX

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Listing Text

TQ 7468 NW TQ 7468 SW
7/2A and 9/2B,C,D Rochester City
(formerly listed
as The Town Walls)
City walls. Mainly C13 and C14, incorporating Roman remains,
with later patching and partial rebuilding. The 4 surviving
stretches are distinguished on the map as 7/2A (off The Common),
9/2B (off Free School Lane), 9/2C (enclosing City Ditch) and 9/2D
(off St Margaret's Street. None have post office addresses.
7/2A runs N/S for about 30 metres and is in a fragmentary state
with little facing stone surviving, some parts underpinning later
structures. 9/2B is the most impressive and upstanding section
incorporating the NE circular bastion (of 2 storeys with 3
lancets to upper stage). The upper courses of the wall attached
are largely rebuilt; a short stretch retains coped merlons.
9/2C, rebuilt when the city walls were pushed further out in the
Mid C14 retains the SE bastion, much reduced. 9/2D is short and
much renewed. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TQ7427568816

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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