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Description: Former County Court with Gatepiers Attached
Date Listed: 2 December 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 173086
OS Grid Reference: TQ7467768150
OS Grid Coordinates: 574677, 168150
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3855, 0.5089
ROCHESTER HIGH STREET
TQ 7468 SE
10/157 Former County Court
Former Court house and offices. Dated 1862. Flemish bond red
brick with gault and black brick and stone dressings. Welsh
slate hipped roofs with bargeboarded gablet. High Victorian
polychrome Gothic; double pile plan (offices to the street-side
block, the 1st floor court room to the taller rear block) aligned
E-W, with a NW entrance tower (with spire). 2 storeys. Regular
5-window range to High Street.
All windows of 2 lights, with stone mullions and surrounds, flat
window arches to 1st floor, cambered (and brick) to ground, the
lights themselves with moulded shouldered arches. 4-pane horned
sashes. Doorway to right, stone architrave with shouldered head,
and tracery fanlight under 2-centered brick arch. Gault and
black brick banding at 1st floor and eaves levels. Corbelled
stone eaves cornice. Porch under tower (2 stages), rectangular
plan; 3 ground floor stilted, cambered arches of 2 orders, deeply
cut stone capitals; arch to left (W) with 3 light window,
entrance arches (N and S) with royal coat-of-arms over S.
Decorated style 2-light windows to upper stage. Bracketted
eaves. Leaded spire with broach base and saddle-back apex with
cresting and weather-vane. Polychrome banding at line of
springers to arches, and to eaves. 2 gatepiers attached at front
(gates replaced). Rear court-room range: 1st floor with 2-light
Decorated style tracery windows. Cast-iron rainwater goods. 2
prominent end stacks to rear range, and a truncated ridge stack
to front. Interior not inspected.
Listing NGR: TQ7467868150
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