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Old St Margaret's the King's School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rochester West, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.387 / 51°23'13"N

Longitude: 0.5009 / 0°30'3"E

OS Eastings: 574109

OS Northings: 168301

OS Grid: TQ741683

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.TR3

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.MDNK

Entry Name: Old St Margaret's the King's School

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Last Amended: 2 December 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086435

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173151

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 ST MARGARET ' S
TQ 7468 SW
STREET
(King's School)
9/218 Old St Margaret's
24.10.50 (The King's
School)(form
erly listed
as Eastern
Block)
GV II*
Former almshouses, now school rooms. Dated 1724. Flemish bond
red brick; Kent tile hipped roof. 2 storeys with attics, 9 bays.
Ground floor has 7 and first floor 8 L-pane sashes with glazing
bars under segmental rubbed brick arches (ground) and flat rubbed
brick arches (first floor), brick aprons below openings. 3
arched heads to basement area windows. Central brick doorcase
with entablature, stuccoed architrave surround with 6 penel
raised and fielded door, 2 upper panels glazed. Tablet under
segmental rubbed brick arch with inscription:-

"This house for the reception education and employment of
the poor of this parish was erected in ADl724. Toward
which the Honourable Sir John Jennings and Sir Thomas Colby
Representatives of this city voluntarily contributed £200.
It was finished and supported out of a perpetual charity
formerly given by Mr Richard Watts for the purpose.
Mr J Parnell and Mr Mordaunt, Churchwardens"

Wooden moulded eaves cornice, hipped roof with hipped dormers
with louvred wood slats. Stacks above survive. One south end
gable stack and 2 back-to-back stacks at east adjacent c1800 rear
build. Hipped wing attached at north east rear. Interior:
Converted into 2 storey schoolrooms in C19. Attics have 1724
boarded and lath and plaster partitions in sleeping cubicles.
Early Cl6 wall of Bihop's Court attached at north 9gv).


Listing NGR: TQ7411068303

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