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Lloyds Bank, Rochester

Description: Lloyds Bank

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 173050

OS Grid Reference: TQ7432568586
OS Grid Coordinates: 574325, 168586
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3895, 0.5041

Location: High Street, Strood, Medway ME1 1LJ

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

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Listing Text

TQ 7468 NW
Nos 69 and 71
(Lloyds Bank)
Bank, formerly substantial town house. C17, with mid C18 front,
reorganised when converted to a bank in C20. Brown brick,
rendered to ground floor; Kent tile roof. Main range runs
parallel to street (ground floor arrangement altered in C20 when
Cl7 stair moved to rear); 3 short wings (with hipped roofs) to
rear. Front: 2 storeys; regular 6-window range. Parapet with
stone coping; brick cornice band. All upper windows with rubbed
brick flat arches and stone sills; hornless sashes, some
original, in reveals, 6-pane to top half-storey, 12-pane to 1st
floor. Ground floor carefully remodelled in C20 with 2 large
tripartite sash windows with glazing bars and a cash-point with
glazed overlight. Doorway to left with canopy on consols
brackets. Some good interior features: some late Cl7 large
fielded panels to ground floor; a more extensive series to 1st
floor. Late Cl7 (circa 1700) open well stairs (not in situ),
with 3 turned balusters to each stair (the centre one fluted)
with elaborate newels and moulded rail. A rear room contains
earlier Cl7 panelling (not in situ), each panel with a central
painted motif set in a formal surround. The discovery of this
painted panelling excited considerable interest, see Rev S W
Wheatley, 'A House in Rochester High Street, Numbered 69 and 71',
Archeologia Cantiana, XXXVIII (1926), 69-74.

Listing NGR: TQ7432668586

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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