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Oasthouses and Theatre, Rainham

Description: Oasthouses and Theatre

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 462711

OS Grid Reference: TQ8189465779
OS Grid Coordinates: 581894, 165779
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3620, 0.6113

Location: 5 Cherry Amber Close, Gillingham, Medway ME8 8AT

Locality: Rainham
County: Medway
Country: England
Postcode: ME8 8AT

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Listing Text


686-1/8/120 (South side)
21/12/73 Nos.1-9 (Odd)
Oasthouses and theatre
(Formerly Listed as:
Five Oasthouses)


Range of 5 oasthouses, now houses and theatre. c1850,
converted to houses c1980. Flemish bond brick with gable stack
and tiled roof.
PLAN: rectangular plan store range with E oasts, 2 square
oasts at S end and 3 round ones to the rear of the long range.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 14-bay range. Long store has N 1-window
gable with 2 doorways, and a moulded stack, and a 3-window
range to the rear block; rubbed red brick cambered heads and
exposed frames with 6/6-pane sashes, 3/6-pane sashes in S
return, and a central recessed bay with late C20 entrances.
Two first-floor former loading doorways at the S end. Oasts
have inserted windows, angled brick eaves and timber cowls.
The NE corner has a truncated pyramidal roof.
INTERIOR: altered during conversion with insertion of dividing
walls and floors.
Externally complete and an historically significant survival
in its present urban context.

Listing NGR: TQ8189865797

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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