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Berkeley House, Rochester

Description: Berkeley House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 173017

OS Grid Reference: TQ7454468195
OS Grid Coordinates: 574544, 168195
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3860, 0.5071

Location: 52 Eastgate Court, Strood, Medway ME1 1EY

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

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Listing Text

TQ 7468
10/87 Nos 186 and 188
(Berkeley House
Formerly a house, now offices, a bank and restaurant. Early C19
with later alterations. Stuccoed brick; Welsh slate hipped
roofs. Double depth plan house set back only a little from the
street with lower service wings projecting to street level left
and right. End stacks. 2 storeys. Front: symmetrical, 3 bays.
Moulded cornice, 1st floor sill band, ground-floor lintel band
(which returns as lintel band along inner elevations of service
wings) and plinth. Horned 4-pane sashes in reveals under flat
window arches to 1st floor. Tripartite sash windows (4:12:4)
under flat arches recessed under segmental arches to ground and
flanking a good open proch with Corninthian columns and pilasters
and pedimented entablature, approached from each side by curved
steps with railings. Side walls of service wings with 1st floor
sash window and round-headed doorway below (blocked to bank, ie
left) all recessed under segmental arch. Front elevation of
wings are now different. To right the lintel band returns to
take in another segmental arched recess with 1st floor sash and
late C20 glazed shop front; to left the band returns to form a
moulded cap to end pilaster. 2 segmental arched 1st floor sash
windows; late C20 shop window (with glazing bars), pilasters,
panelled plinth, and door to right under rectangular overlight.
Interior: curved open well stair (centre, rear) with stick
balusters and moulded stair ends in a curved turret under glazed
dome. Some panelled reveals. Inner porch door with some Art
Nouveau glazing. Note: the York flagged forecourt is included
in this listing; the front railings were reinstated in 1986.

Listing NGR: TQ7453768194

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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