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Cloudesley House, with Walls Attached at Rear, Rochester

Description: Cloudesley House, with Walls Attached at Rear

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 172986

OS Grid Reference: TQ7425568659
OS Grid Coordinates: 574255, 168659
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3902, 0.5031

Location: 48A High Street, Rochester ME1 1LD

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

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Listing Text

TQ 7468 NW
7/55 No 42 (Cloudesley
House), with walls
24.10.50 attached at rear
House, formerly bank. Date: last quarter of C18 (MHLG list gives
date as 1778). 3 storeys with attics, 3 bays Flemish bond plain
coloured brick, painted brick facade. Kent tile roof. Ground
floor has 3 arched openings on moulded imposts, 2 round-headed
12 pane sashes with glazing bars recessed within; central
recessed 2 leaf 2 panel door with moulded return and soffit under
fanlight with lead glazing bars. First floor plat band, 3 first
floor 10 pane and 3 second floor 12 pane hornless sashes, all
with glazing bars, under flat rubbed brick arches. Segmental
cast iron balconies to first floor windows. Applique plaster
swags hanging from 2 roundels originally with "Phoenix Printing
Office" legend. Projecting attic cornice, tripartite parapet
pierced with 2 rows of balasters. Central hipped dormer with
moulded gable. Return to The Post Alley (south west) has 2 half
landing arched hornless sashes with glazing bars. Side entrance
2 panel door with fanlight, decorated upper architrave. Parapet
with 2 stacks. Flat roofed former banking hall extension at rear
c.1800 has 3 sashes with thin cast-iron glazing bar divisions
under flat rubbed brick arches. Rear first and second floor
elevation of house has 2 16 pane hornless sashes with glazing
bars under flat rubbed brick arches. Downpipe with lead hopper,
dated 1790. Interior: Dogleg staircase, 3 slights, thin
balusters, each third baluster of cast-iron, ramped handrail.
Ground floor plan and details replaced, except for side entrance
and stairs. First floor landing has plaster frieze and dado
rail. Room at front has good wooden architrave door surround
with frieze with rondels. 6 panel raised and fielded doors
walnut stained to simulate mahogany. Stripped fireplace with
grapes and swags in frieze. Room at rear has wooden dado rail
and door architrave plaster cornice with frieze with urns and
swags. Second floor landing with anthemion brackets. Plaster
work all of high quality. Handbill of 1790 for Phoenix Printing
Office and Rochester and Chatham and Strood bank at this house
shows facade as extant.

Listing NGR: TQ7425368657

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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