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30, High Street, Rochester

Description: 30, High Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 172982

OS Grid Reference: TQ7423468692
OS Grid Coordinates: 574234, 168692
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3905, 0.5028

Location: 58 High Street, Strood, Medway ME1 1LD

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

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Listing Text

TQ 7468 NW
7/51 No 30
Shop, formerly a pair of houses with shops. Early C16 with C17
and later alterations. Timber framed with plaster render; Kent
clay tile roof. Two short identical jettied face the street and
are attached at the rear to a cross wing that occupies the full
width of the site; it appears to be of a single build (see the
wall plate of the jettied ranges securely morticed into the front
wall plate of the cross wing). The principal domestic quarters
(certainly by the C17) were situated in the crosswing. 2 storeys
with attic. Exterior. Front: 4 window range, the old work
symmetrical, with 2 gables. C20 shop front retaining C19
panelled pilasters. Jettied 1st floor (with exposed joists);
widely-placed studs and interrupted rail at window sill level;
2-light casement windows (with latticed leading); ovolo-moulded
surrounds and mullions, one window only original. Prominent
bracketed guttering box. Weatherboarding to rear with 3 hornless
sash windows. Interior. Much original framing visible with
large downard braces both to external walls and internal
partitions; central closed partition runs from street to rear
wall, moulded to front ranges (cyma and cavetto); scroll and
hollow step stops to ceiling beams, joists largely intact. At
rear a complete wooden panelled room, c.1600; 4 tiers stile and
muntin panels divided by Ionic pilasters with strapwork and
fluted shafts; dentil cornice with consoles. Fireplace
overmantel has 2 arched compartments, one with trompe l'oeil
perspective; strapwork pilaster divisions, and flanked by paired
terms on plith. Roof: probably side purlin.

Listing NGR: TQ7423368691

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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