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44, High Street, Rochester

Description: 44, High Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 172987

OS Grid Reference: TQ7426068653
OS Grid Coordinates: 574260, 168653
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3902, 0.5032

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
7/56 No 44
House with shop (not used as a dwelling at time of re-survey,
1988). Substantially late C16, re-modelled in the late C17 with
C19 and C20 alterations. Timber framed with weatherboarding and
brick cladding, and rubble plinth to side elevation. Kent tile
gable end roof. Lateral brick stack. 2 unit end jetty plan,
sub-divided into 3 units when present stairs inserted in late
C17. 2 storeys and attic. 2 window range standing end-on to
High Street. Front, weatherboarded throughout, deep 1st floor
jetty. All windows with moulded wooden cornices and surrounds;
hornless sashes (6 panes to single attic window, 12 panes
elsewhere). Late C19 shop window, curved to corner with Two
Posts Alley. Slender vertical glazing posts, contemporary door
with modern glazing. Tiled floor to entrance. Left-hand return
weatherboarded. Right hand return with brick and plaster infill;
small 2-light casement window to 2nd floor, 12-pane hornless sash
to 1st; windows blocked to ground floor. Side wall continues as
rubble plinth and contains a C16 doorway, possibly not in situ,
square-headed with cyma-recta moulded surround and chalice stops.
(Note: the roof above this side is sprocketted, and the jettying
towards Two Posts Alley represents a later alteration and is not
part of the original plan; part of the rear extension may have
been removed). Rear with 2-light attic casement window and 12-
pane hornless sash to 1st and ground floor; weatherboarded
throughout. Interior: little visible at ground floor level.
Framing intact to 1st and 2nd floors. Principal intersecting
ceiling beams (chamfered and stopped) divide the building into
2 rooms to each floor; later partitions introduced when lateral
stair inserted; framed newel stair with turned balusters and ball
finials (many missing) on square-section newels; side purlin roof
with wind braces. Some later furnishings survive: late C18
fireplace with panelled frieze, dentilled cornice and moulded
surround; moulded corner cupboard; some plank doors with spur

Listing NGR: TQ7425868652

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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