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Former County Court with Gatepiers Attached

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3855 / 51°23'7"N

Longitude: 0.5089 / 0°30'32"E

OS Eastings: 574677

OS Northings: 168150

OS Grid: TQ746681

Mapcode National: GBR PPV.3GP

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.RFXQ

Entry Name: Former County Court with Gatepiers Attached

Listing Date: 2 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086451

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173086

Location: Medway, ME1

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: River

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 HIGH STREET
TQ 7468 SE
10/157 Former County Court
with gatepiers
attached
II
Former Court house and offices. Dated 1862. Flemish bond red
brick with gault and black brick and stone dressings. Welsh
slate hipped roofs with bargeboarded gablet. High Victorian
polychrome Gothic; double pile plan (offices to the street-side
block, the 1st floor court room to the taller rear block) aligned
E-W, with a NW entrance tower (with spire). 2 storeys. Regular
5-window range to High Street.
All windows of 2 lights, with stone mullions and surrounds, flat
window arches to 1st floor, cambered (and brick) to ground, the
lights themselves with moulded shouldered arches. 4-pane horned
sashes. Doorway to right, stone architrave with shouldered head,
and tracery fanlight under 2-centered brick arch. Gault and
black brick banding at 1st floor and eaves levels. Corbelled
stone eaves cornice. Porch under tower (2 stages), rectangular
plan; 3 ground floor stilted, cambered arches of 2 orders, deeply
cut stone capitals; arch to left (W) with 3 light window,
entrance arches (N and S) with royal coat-of-arms over S.
Decorated style 2-light windows to upper stage. Bracketted
eaves. Leaded spire with broach base and saddle-back apex with
cresting and weather-vane. Polychrome banding at line of
springers to arches, and to eaves. 2 gatepiers attached at front
(gates replaced). Rear court-room range: 1st floor with 2-light
Decorated style tracery windows. Cast-iron rainwater goods. 2
prominent end stacks to rear range, and a truncated ridge stack
to front. Interior not inspected.


Listing NGR: TQ7467868150

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