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Dickens Chalet to Rear of Eastgate House, Rochester

Description: Dickens Chalet to Rear of Eastgate House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 173071

OS Grid Reference: TQ7448068345
OS Grid Coordinates: 574480, 168345
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3873, 0.5062

Location: Eastgate Court, Strood, Medway ME1 1JT

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

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Listing Text

TQ 7468
9/141 Dickens Chalet to
rear of Eastgate
24.10.50 House
Wooden chalet. C19. Timber framed, of Swiss type. 2 storeys;
overhanging roof with decorative bargeboarding supported by
shaped brackets. Windows to 1st floor only with external
shutters, with balcony to E, shaped splat balusters, decorative
pendant frieze, shaped brackets. Panelled double door with
shuttered side openings, the upper panel pierced. Given to
Charles Dickens by Charles Fetcher, the actor, and erected in the
grounds of Godshill in 1865. Dickens did much of his writing in
it between 1865 and his death in 1870. Before its final re-
erection behind Eastgate House, it stood at the Crystal Palace
and Cobham Hall. Graded for its association with Charles

Listing NGR: TQ7447968345

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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