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Description: The Gleanings with Railings to Rear West
Date Listed: 19 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 173168
OS Grid Reference: TQ7402968134
OS Grid Coordinates: 574029, 168134
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3856, 0.4996
ROCHESTER ST MARGARET'S STREET
TQ 7468 SW
9/235 No 58 (The
with railings to
19-2-70 rear (W).
House. Circa 1830. Architect not known; the front is influenced
by Soane and the combination of Grecian (towards the street) and
Gothic (towards the river) is rminiscent of J B Rebecca. Buff-
coloured stucco on gault brick (exposed on side elevations);
Welsh slate hipped roof. Double-depth with central entrance hall
and stair to rear. 2 storeys. Front: symmetrical, 3 bays, the
centre bay projecting under a pediment. Side bays under parapet
with cornice. 1st floor windows recessed in 2 layers under
elliptical arches, with 12-pane hornless sashes in revealed
frames. Plat band between floors. Ground floor of centre bay,
and end pilasters, rusticated. Porch with Doric columns and
simple moulded cornice; raised and fielded panel double doors
with fixed side lights all under flat cord fanlight. Side
windows under similar fanlight, recessed, with one 12-pane sash
flanked by blind panels of equal size. Rear: 3 bays,
crenellated; side bays project and are connected by string
courses at cornice and 1st floor level the latter broken by a
lower semi-circular storied projection, also crenellated. All
windows with elliptical arches and hood moulds; tripartite sashes
(3:6:3 hornless to 1st floor, 2:4:2 horned to ground) with
fanlight to centre, and trefoil heads to side lights. Centre
sashes (12 and 9 pane to 1st and ground floor) with intersecting
Gothick head tracery. Sash windows and some blanks to side
elevations. Left return connected to service range (qv).
Interior: good contemporary fittings; open-well stair with iron
stick balusters and wreathed rail, the well top lit by a glazed
dome; panelled doors and reeded door surrounds; plaster cornices,
and decorative panels to hall. Some chimney-pieces replaced.
The rear central semi-circular projection originally contained
water-closets fed from a lead cistern concealed behind the
crenellation and itself fed by the lead guttering that collected
rainwater from the hipped roofs. The cistern survives. The
spear headed railings on ragstone plinth at the foot of the rear
garden (to W) are included in this listing.
Listing NGR: TQ7402868132
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Source: English Heritage
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