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Description: Prior's Gate House with Garden Wall
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 173133
OS Grid Reference: TQ7421468481
OS Grid Coordinates: 574214, 168481
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3886, 0.5025
ROCHESTER THE PRECINCT
TQ 7468 SW
7/200; 9/200 Prior's Gate House
with Garden Wall
Former house, now 3 dwellings. C18 main range with early C19
rear and entrance wings. The main house is a rebuilding of a
range that elsewhere incorporates remains of the former Bishops'
Palace (College Green and Southgate, qv); there appears to be no
medieval work surviving above ground inside Prior's Gate House.
Red brick; Welsh slate hipped roofs. Six prominent brick stacks
to whole. Garden front: 2½ storeys, regular 5-window range:
parapet with stone coping and brick cornice band; sill band
between ground and 1st floors. Upper half storey with 3 3-light
and one 2-light casement windows, with two blocked windows in
addition, all within elliptical arched recesses. Otherwise, 12-
pane hornless sashes in exposed frames, some original, under
depressed window arches. To the left, the later 2-storey range
(one sash window to ground floor, one blocked window above) which
returns to form the present regular 5-window entrance front (E),
all except one blocked window with 12-pane sashes in exposed
frames. Rear wing and elevation with variously disposed sash and
some casement windows. Central porch incorporates a random
rubble ragstone wall which rises to take a shaped stone coping
and a re-used medieval 4-centred arch. The attached garden wall
with gabled coping is included in this listing. It returns W as
an C18 brick wall, on rubble plinth, with cogged course below
coping; 2 piers to C19 gateway. This wall continues to form
garden wall of College Green and Southgate (qv).
Listing NGR: TQ7421368475
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Source: English Heritage
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