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No 1 Including Railings, Rochester

Description: No 1 Including Railings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 December 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 172963

OS Grid Reference: TQ7415968771
OS Grid Coordinates: 574159, 168771
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3913, 0.5018

Location: Esplanade, Strood, Medway ME1 1QE

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

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Listing Text

TQ 7468
7/33 No 1, including
House, now shops and offices. 1859-61. Yellow brick with flush
pale-coloured pointing; clay tile gable-end roof. 3 storeys with
attic and basement. Symmetrical, 5 bays (2:1:2), the central
entrance bay slightly projecting. Heavy quoining and dentilled
eaves. String course to each floor. Doorway with stone
architrave, panelled door under rectangular overlight. All
windows with segmetal arches and stone cills on brackets; 3
dormers. 4-pane horned sashes throughout. Tall brick end stacks
with no contemporary pots. Rear elevation (to Gandulph Square)
stands forward of the Royal Crown Hotel: only the wall facing
High Street is of yellow brick (with blocking courses and false
windows to top floor), otherwise all stock red brick. 2½ storeys
with mansard roof; 4 window range with 6, 10 and 20 pane hornless
sashes; ground floor with 2 original doors (panelled with
overlight), and modern garage entrance. Interior: some
contemporary doors and door surrounds to ground-floor; well stair
with curved rail, stick balusters and cast-iron shaped newels.
Modern fire doors. The spear-headed railings that run along the
Esplanace front and continuous with Royal Crown Hotel are
probably contemporary and are included in this listing. No 1
Esplanade groups with the Royal Crown Hotel and occupies a
prominent position opposite Rochester Bridge.

Listing NGR: TQ7416168765

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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