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Grafton House, Rochester

Description: Grafton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 172999

OS Grid Reference: TQ7436568476
OS Grid Coordinates: 574365, 168476
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3885, 0.5046

Location: High Street, Strood, Medway ME1 1JU

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

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Listing Text

TQ 7468
9/68 Nos 90 and 92
(Grafton House)
Former large town house, now offices. First quarter of C18.
Brick with stucco dressings; roof material not visible. Double-
dept house with centre-left stairs and rear service wing.
Lateral stacks. 3 storeys. Almost symmetrical 5-windowfront
range with end pilasters; parapet and fine moulded wooden dentil
cornice. All windows with 4-pane horned sashes in revealed
frames under rubbed brick flat arches with shaped keyblocks;
between the upper floors an interrupted moulded brick cornice,
the centre section with keyblock. The ground floor with
rusticated stucco throughout; pilasters to either end and
flanking slightly off-centre doorway, the door with pierced
panels and rectangular overlight. Windows, with modern fixed
barred glazing. Between ground and 1st floor a moulded stucco
cornice which continues to either side across (to the left) a
single-storey annexe with side door and shop window with glazing
bars and (to the right) an entrance that led originally into the
side entry now occupied by offices. Above each side section of
cornice is a shaped gabled parapet. Left return with windows
either blocked or with hornless sashes. Right return with plat
bands and shallow external stack. Rear with some sash windows.
Interior: dog-leg stair with turned balusters and square-section
newels with caps and pendants; ground floor with some
wainscotting (large raised and fielded panels) visible and more
probably obscured; internal round-headed arch with keyblock to
hall; some panelled doors with H-hinges and internal shutters,
top floor with framed ceiling, the chamfered beams with scroll

Listing NGR: TQ7436168483

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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