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Garth House, Rochester

Description: Garth House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 December 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 173123

OS Grid Reference: TQ7425368456
OS Grid Coordinates: 574253, 168456
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3884, 0.5030

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

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Listing Text

TQ 7468 SW
9/191 Garth House
Former choir school, now cathedral offices. Circa 1870s. Red
brick with sandstone dressings; tiled gable-end roof with stone
coping. Hall forms upper floor of 2 storey range aligned N/S and
end-on to street. Side elevation (W), 2 gabled 2-light 1st floor
Decorated-style windows flank a central external stack (with 2
brick shafts and stone band with inscription) which widens out
at ground floor level to frame a small 2-light gabled window.
C20 casements to ground floor. Street front: large 3-light
Decorated-style window, 4 trefoil-headed lancets to ground floor.
Entrance to right: a later shallow porch flush with S face of
hall range (and with simple pointed doorway, and standing forward
of the wall plane of Cloister House (qv) to which it is attached.
Rear: 3 light window to hall; lancets to angle stair turret.
Interior: hall divided into offices with false ceiling in part;
good hammer-beam roof survives intact. (This building overbuilds
and backs on to parts of the S range of the cloister (refectory)
of the cathedral, see ref 9/88).

Listing NGR: TQ7425768456

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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