Oasthouses and Theatre, Rainham
Description: Oasthouses and Theatre
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
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TQ86NW STRATFORD LANE, Rainham
686-1/8/120 (South side)
21/12/73 Nos.1-9 (Odd)
Oasthouses and theatre
(Formerly Listed as:
STRATFORD LANE, Rainham
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
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