Former Mess Block 8 Metres to South of Central Mess Block Hms Pembroke, Gillingham
Description: Former Mess Block 8 Metres to South of Central Mess Block Hms Pembroke
Date Listed: 6 June 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 462546
OS Grid Reference: TQ7658969479
OS Grid Coordinates: 576589, 169479
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3969, 0.5371
Location: S Road, Gillingham, Medway ME4 4BF
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TQ7669NE CENTRAL AVENUE, Pembroke
686-1/4/96 (South side)
06/06/84 Former Mess Block 8 metres to south
of Central Mess Block, HMS Pembroke
(Formerly Listed as:
CENTRAL AVENUE, Hms Pembroke
Block 10 yards to south of Central
Mess Block at HMS Pembroke)
Mess block and offices, now offices. Dated 1900 on hoppers, by
Sir Henry Pilkington. Red brick with Portland dressings, gable
and ridge stacks, and slate roof.
STYLE: Edwardian Baroque.
PLAN: double-depth H-shaped plan with central stair hall.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 5-window range. A symmetrical range has a
rusticated banded ground floor, cill and plat bands, stone
frieze and modillion cornice, and parapet.
Central bowed distyle in antis porch has Tuscan columns and
blocked antae, entablature and balustrade, to a doorway with
architrave and double doors; above is a 4-storey central
section with angled lateral stacks flanking a 2-storey
round-arched window which rises through the cornice, with
mullions and transoms to metal casements, large alternate
voussoirs and keystone, and enriched aprons; the stacks are
linked by a crenellated parapet and round arch supporting a
Outer windows with large split keystones, architraves to first
and second floors, to 6/6-pane sashes, and dormers with paired
4/4-pane sashes in the parapet either side of the central
feature. Ends have 2 gables with corbelled gable stacks,
separated by a recessed central section with a large
diagonally-set lateral stack.
Rear 2:1:2-window range has a wide section projecting 2 bays
out from the centre, with tripartite flat-headed windows and
tall coped attic. Rear arched link to the Central Mess Block
(qv) added later. A large central ridge lantern has casements.
Cast-iron dated hoppers and square downpipes.
INTERIOR: not inspected, but reported to be without special
HISTORY: forms the S of three richly detailed mess blocks, and
part of a carefully planned early C20 naval barracks, with the
Captain's House, barracks (Pasley Rd) and ancillary buildings
Listing NGR: TQ7658969480
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