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Description: Oriel House with Forecourt and Garden Walls Attached
Date Listed: 24 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 173129
OS Grid Reference: TQ7423668345
OS Grid Coordinates: 574236, 168345
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3874, 0.5027
ROCHESTER THE PRECINCT
TQ 7468 SW
9/197 Oriel House with
House. Mid-C18. Flemish bond plum coloured brick; Kent tile
hipped roofs. Late English Baroque house in the 'Board of
Ordnance' style. Double-depth plan with central open-well stair.
3 storeys, with basement to rear. Front: almost symmetrical,
3 bays, (1:1:1), the centre bay projecting under a pediment.
Tall parapet with cornice band. Centre bay with 2nd floor
Diocletian window with 6-pane sash; 1st floor with a tripartite
arrangement of central round-headed sash window (10 panes above,
6 below) flanked by lower flat-arched blocked windows, a variant
form of Venetian window, with plaster sill band; similar windows
to ground floor, but with the side windows glazed. Side bays
with 9-pane and 12 pane sash windows to 2nd and 1st floor
respectively; ground floor has 2 flanking brick aedicules with
pilasters under 2 concentric semi-circular brick arches and
moulded wooden cornices, with 15-pane sash window to left, and
6-panel fielded door under fanlight to right. Plinth and 1st
floor plat bands. Thick glazing bars, hornless sashes and rubbed
brick window arches throughout. Central ridge stacks, and one
external lateral stack to each side elevation; cornice and plat
bands return, with sash windows to each floor. Rear: 4 bays
with hornless sash windows and external shutters to ground and
first floor, later 2-light casements to basement; flanking the
main range are 2-bay hipped roof wings (one with Welsh slates)
with 12-pane sashes (one converted to a glazed foor). Rubbed
brick arches throughout, with returned cornice and plat band.
Interior: central staircase with turned balusters, wreathed
rail; several contemporary panelled doors with furniture
including H-hinges and brass locks; a few contemporary fire
surrounds. 2 canted forecourt brick walls attached at front are
included in this listing.
Listing NGR: TQ7423668345
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Source: English Heritage
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