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Diocesan Registry Including Part of Precinct Wall to Boley Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester West, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3891 / 51°23'20"N

Longitude: 0.5024 / 0°30'8"E

OS Eastings: 574206

OS Northings: 168530

OS Grid: TQ742685

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.V49

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.NBFZ

Entry Name: Diocesan Registry Including Part of Precinct Wall to Boley Hill

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086426

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173131

Location: Medway, ME1

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: Rochester West

Built-Up Area: Rochester

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Rochester St Peter Parish Centre

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

ROCHESTER THE PRECINCT
TQ 7468 NW
7/198 Diocesan Registry
(including part of
Precinct wall to
Boley Hill
24.10.50
GV II
Former offices of Chapter Clerk, now Diocesan Registry and
solicitors' offices. Mid C18, with various C19 additions. 2
prinicpal ranges: the C18 registry building of buff brick with
later red-brick, both with Welsh slate roof, and the later C19
2 storeyed block (backing on to Boley Hill), built in to the
medieval rubble wall, with slate-hung and rubble upper storeys
and Kent tile hipped roof. The Old Registry range (facing The
Precinct). Single-storey with deep cornice and verges forming
a pediment (weatherboarded with one 3-light casement window,
C20); central entrance with Tuscan Columns, cornice and pediment,
with a 12-pane hornless sash window with external shutters to
either side. To the left, a later single storey 3-window range
with 2 12-pane sash windows in raised frames flanking a 4:12:4
tripartite sash, all hornless. To the roof ridge of this
section, a small polygonal glazed cupola. Modern Venetian window
to right hand end wall. Rear range with off-centre 3:18:3 pane
oriel and gable above, and C20 casement windows towards Boley
Hill. Various lean-to and gable-ended outbuildings built into
precinct wall. Several prominent brick stacks to main and
subsidiary ranges. Interior: some mid-C18 panelling, but
otherwise much altered. A lawyer's office has occupied this site
since the 1760s and it is possible that part of the building
dates from this time.


Listing NGR: TQ7420768531

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