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The Limes and Garden Wall to North Attached

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rochester West, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.386 / 51°23'9"N

Longitude: 0.5002 / 0°30'0"E

OS Eastings: 574067

OS Northings: 168183

OS Grid: TQ740681

Mapcode National: GBR PPV.191

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.MF9B

Entry Name: The Limes and Garden Wall to North Attached

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086439

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173164

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 STREET
TQ 7468 SW
9/231 No 52 (The Limes)
and garden wall to
24.10.50 north attached
GV II*
Former house, now offices. Late C17 with mid. C19 range to rear.
Timber-framed and brick clad to older range, brick throughout to
rear range; Kent-tile roofs. Plan: 2 parallel ranges of unequal
height stand gable end-on to street, with high-status ground
floor room to left, and central stairs to rear. Rear and lateral
stacks. Behind this, a mid. C19 range running parallel to street
under hipped roof with end stack. C17 build of 2 storeys and
attic; rear range of 3 storeys. Front: plastered 2 gabled bays,
the taller range with entrance to right. The latter with doorway
in surround with reveals and panelled door; 1st floor with late
C18 bowed oriel, 8:12:8 hornless sashes under cornice; 1 2-pane
hornless sash with flush frame to gable wall. Left-hand range
with 2 16-pane hornless sashes under continuous lintel to ground,
another, set off-centre to 1st floor, and a 12-pane sash to gable
wall.

Right return with later brick underpinning; 1 sash window, the
others replaced, with a doorway (surround and bracketed canopy)
giving in to short projecting rear extension of C17 range and set
under catslide. Rear: regular 4-window range, 12 and 16-pane
hornless sashes in reveals to upper and ground floors
respectively, the latter with external shutters. Right-of-centre
doorway with panelled reveals, attached Doric columns, canopy and
glazed door (C20, with glazing bars). Interior: fine plaster
detailing (ground floor, left), of c.1690s, with central oval
relief containing foliage and fruit set in a square frame;
internal doorcase with pediment and shouldered surround. Rear
central open-wall stair, one turned baluster to each tread,
square-section newels, panelled string, and with little Doric
columns supporting the landings; stepped panelled wainscoting.
Elsewhere much contemporary joinery (especially panelled doors,
some with H-hinges), and a good bolection moulded chimney-piece.
C19 rear range with door surrounds and other joinery.


Listing NGR: TQ7406468183

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