Former Assistant Queens Harbourmasters Office, Chatham
Description: Former Assistant Queens Harbourmasters Office
Date Listed: 13 August 1999
English Heritage Building ID: 476549
OS Grid Reference: TQ7578769107
OS Grid Coordinates: 575787, 169107
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3938, 0.5254
Location: Main Gate Road, Strood, Medway ME4 4SX
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There is also a scheduled monument, Chatham Dockyard, Assistant Queen's Harbour Master's 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.
TQ 76 NE CHATHAM ANCHOR WHARF
(North side) Chatham Dockyard
Former Assistant Queen's
Offices. c1770 with some early C19 remodelling. Painted render with brick lateral stack and hipped slate roof. Late Georgian style. 2-room plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storey; 3-window range. Ground-floor has a 3-bay arcade of timber Tuscan columns to an entablature, cornice and parapet, the left-hand one open to a recessed doorway with architrave to 6-panel door, the middle and right-hand bays filled in with cambered heads to 6/6-pane sashes. House has clasping pilaster strips to overhanging boxed eaves, with 6/6-pane sashes. 2-window returns, the rear facing the river has a similar open arcade as the front with a C20 iron balustrade, canted up through subsidence of the house.
INTERIOR: not inspected but noted as having retained original features. A significant visual element within this largely complete Georgian dockyard. Built as offices for the dockyard's two Master Attendants, who were responsible for the ships moored in the river, either in Ordinary or awaiting repair.
Listing NGR: TQ7578869107
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Source: English Heritage
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