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Former Captain of the Dockyards House and Attached Front Area Railings, Chatham

Description: Former Captain of the Dockyards House and Attached Front Area Railings

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 May 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 462079

OS Grid Reference: TQ7595569085
OS Grid Coordinates: 575955, 169085
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3935, 0.5278

Location: Officers Terrace, Strood, Medway ME4 4TE

Locality: Chatham
County: Medway
Country: England
Postcode: ME4 4TE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Chatham Dockyard, the Cashiers' Office, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(North side) Chatham Dockyard
Former Captain of the
Dockyard's House and attached
front area railings


House, now office. Early C19, second floor added later C19. Brick with stone dressings, brick lateral stacks and slate hipped roof. Mid Georgian style. PLAN: double-depth.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement; 5-window range. Symmetrical entrance front has rusticated quoins and plat bands to ground and first floors, and a modillion eaves cornice. An open porch has square columns to a plain entablature and cornice, round-arched windows each side, and steps up to a 6-panel door with narrow side lights and round-arched fanlight. Recessed 6/6-pane sashes, blank to the first-floor second from left; later second-floor windows have architraves and cill blocks.
INTERIOR: entrance hall leads to a central lateral dogleg stair with turned balusters, wreathed rail and curtail, cornices, panelled shutters, 6-panel doors and stone fire surrounds.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached spike-headed iron railings on a stone-coped dwarf wall flanking the porch.
Despite the later C19 addition, this is a building of good architectural quality which forms an important element with the neighbouring Officers' terrace and the Pay Office (qqv), within this notably complete Georgian dockyard. (Source: MacDougall P: The Chatham Dockyard Story: Rainham: 1987: 58).

Listing NGR: TQ7595569085

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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