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Diocesan Registry Including Part of Precinct Wall to Boley Hill, Rochester

Description: Diocesan Registry Including Part of Precinct Wall to Boley Hill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 173131

OS Grid Reference: TQ7420668529
OS Grid Coordinates: 574206, 168529
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3891, 0.5024

Location: Boley Hill, Strood, Medway ME1 1SR

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

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Listing Text

TQ 7468 NW
7/198 Diocesan Registry
(including part of
Precinct wall to
Boley Hill
Former offices of Chapter Clerk, now Diocesan Registry and
solicitors' offices. Mid C18, with various C19 additions. 2
prinicpal ranges: the C18 registry building of buff brick with
later red-brick, both with Welsh slate roof, and the later C19
2 storeyed block (backing on to Boley Hill), built in to the
medieval rubble wall, with slate-hung and rubble upper storeys
and Kent tile hipped roof. The Old Registry range (facing The
Precinct). Single-storey with deep cornice and verges forming
a pediment (weatherboarded with one 3-light casement window,
C20); central entrance with Tuscan Columns, cornice and pediment,
with a 12-pane hornless sash window with external shutters to
either side. To the left, a later single storey 3-window range
with 2 12-pane sash windows in raised frames flanking a 4:12:4
tripartite sash, all hornless. To the roof ridge of this
section, a small polygonal glazed cupola. Modern Venetian window
to right hand end wall. Rear range with off-centre 3:18:3 pane
oriel and gable above, and C20 casement windows towards Boley
Hill. Various lean-to and gable-ended outbuildings built into
precinct wall. Several prominent brick stacks to main and
subsidiary ranges. Interior: some mid-C18 panelling, but
otherwise much altered. A lawyer's office has occupied this site
since the 1760s and it is possible that part of the building
dates from this time.

Listing NGR: TQ7420768531

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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