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Description: No 60 (Including Those Parts at Rear Facing College Green)
Rear Part of 60 High Street
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 172992
OS Grid Reference: TQ7429468596
OS Grid Coordinates: 574294, 168596
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3896, 0.5037
ROCHESTER HIGH STREET
7/61 No 60 (including
those parts at
24.10.50 rear facing
House with restaurant below. Multi-phase building of C15, C16
and C17 with later alterations. Timber-framed with rubble
ragstone to basement; the building abuts Chertsey's Gate to the
right-hand side. Kent tiled roof. Internal stacks 2 storeys and
attic. Plan and development: complicated as each unit
extensively remodelled at different times. Now a 3-unit plan set
end-on towards High Street. Originally a C15 2-unit plan with
an early C16 room added to rear (ie to the cathedral side of the
line of the precinct wall). Original horizontal planking visible
at all floor levels. Ground floor raised but original beams with
joist mortices survive in basement. Front unit remodelled in C17
(when re-roofed: see verges). Crown-post roof to middle unit
(much altered when roof re-aligned). Former end bracing of the
C15 house visible in roof. Inserted lateral stairs. Exterior:
Front: 1st floor jettied; framing all renewed with rough cast
infill. Shop windows with glazing bars and C19 surrounds to
either side of central half-glazed double door. 2 1st floor 12-
pane sash windows, and another to attic, all under moulded
lintels. Carved bargeboards may be C17. College Yard elevation;
1st floor jetty stope short or rear face of Chertsey's Gate and
into this small space is squeezed a narrow casement window. To
left of panelled door is a 12-pane hornless sash window; to right
a large shallow bow window with glazing bars. 1st floor
bargeboarded with 16 pane hornless sash window. Jetty beam
decorated with foliage carving (similar to ceiling beams inside)
with zig-zag and intersecting frieze. 2-light gabled dormer.
Interior: good early C16 framed ceiling to rear room with foliage
carving to beams, moulded joists. Linenfold panelling. A
crenellated beam (possibly C15) between middle and rear rooms is
not in situ. Fireplace with simple surround and Dutch tiling.
1st floor: mould tie beam; ceiling beams chamfered and stopped.
Some C18 fixtures.
Listing NGR: TQ7429668597
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Source: English Heritage
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