Description: 17, High Street
Date Listed: 2 December 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 173033
OS Grid Reference: TQ7422468752
OS Grid Coordinates: 574224, 168752
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3911, 0.5027
ROCHESTER HIGH STREET
TQ 7468 NW
Offices, formerly headquarters of the Medway Conservatory Board.
1909; designed by G E Bond. Rusticated limestone front range
containing principal offices including the Board Room (lit by the
large central bowed window); brick to rear office range with a
brick corner tower at the back; stone dressings. Roof material
not visible. Irregular site. 2 storeys throughout. Free
Jacobean-Renaissance style. Front: 3 bays, symmetrical. Large
panelled door with fanlight under segmental pedimented hood on
console brackets; round-headed side windows with tripartite
glazing (incorporating a central pediment), and festoons above.
1st floor cornice project above doorway. Central bowed 5-light
oriel with mullions, transoms and open balustrade; side bays with
tall 2-light windows under segmental pediment. Dentilled
cornice. Elaborate parapet with recessed central panel
containing coat of arms under broken pediment. End stacks, that
to Bull Lane corbelled out. Brick range to rear, also
rusticated; markedly asymmetrical side elevation with a segmental
pedimented hood and a 3-light window under canted oriel. Corner
tower with varied window treatment to each stage, dentilled
cornice, shaped parapet and part-slated, part-glazed copper
cupola. Cast-iron rainwater goods. The brickwork retains much
of its original fine pointing.
Listing NGR: TQ7423468756
Source: English Heritage
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