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Rochester Head Post Office, Rochester

Description: Rochester Head Post Office

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 December 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 173081

OS Grid Reference: TQ7458068224
OS Grid Coordinates: 574580, 168224
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3862, 0.5076

Location: Eastgate Court, Strood, Medway ME1 1JT

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

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Listing Text

TQ 7468 SE
10/151 Rochester Head
Post Office
Head post office. 1908, architect now known. Gault brick with
red brick and lime-stone dressings; Welsh slate roof with 2 tall
ridge stacks. 2 storeys. Front: almost symmetrical, 5 bays,
bays 2 and 4 slightly projecting. Parapet with stone coping:
moulded dentil cornice. 1st floor: horned sashes in exposed
frames, all with glazing bars, the windows to the outer bays and
the tripartite window to centre with rubbed brick surrounds and
keystones those to bays 2 and 4 stone shouldered architraves;
continuous sill band; rubbed brick aprons to 1 and 5, stone go
2 and 4, the atter set on the ground floor cornice. Entrance to
bay 2, deeply recessed winow to 4, otherwise identical with
Tuscan columns and entablatures that connect over centre
tripartite window arrangement. Continuous stone plinth that
rises in outer bays to form aprons to sash windows (as above in
rubbed brick surround). Modern central dormer. A thoughtful,
good-quality design.

Listing NGR: TQ7443168361

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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