History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Cathedral Cloister Buildings

A Grade I Listed Building in Rochester West, Medway

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3887 / 51°23'19"N

Longitude: 0.5031 / 0°30'11"E

OS Eastings: 574257

OS Northings: 168489

OS Grid: TQ742684

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.VBW

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.NCT8

Entry Name: Cathedral Cloister Buildings

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Last Amended: 2 December 1991

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086461

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173120

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

Find accommodation in
Strood

Listing Text

TQ 7468 NW ROCHESTER THE PRECINCT
7/8 gateway to Precinct
(see College Yard)

TQ 7468 ROCHESTER THE PRECINCT

9/188 Cathedral Cloister
Buildings Formerly listed
as College Green)
24-10-50
GV I

Ruins of claustral buildings of the cathedral priory of Christ and the BVM (see ref 7 and 9/193; also the Cloister Gate, ref 9/189). Mostly C12, but with early C13 modifications; the cloister is unusual in that it adjoins the S parts of the E end of the cathedral (rather than the S nave aisle and main transept). Mainly ragstone. little survives above ground level of the S range except the Cloister Gate (ref 1/189). To the S, the site of the Refectory, with round-headed openings and (immediately being) a tiny 2-bay vaulted C13 Lavatorium entered through a pointed arch with a cusped inner order, decorated with dog-tooth; shafts keeled. (These remains and the associated walling which may incorporate Roman materials, lie beneath and partly underpin the C19 Garth and Cloister Houses, see rafts 9/191 and 9/192). to the E, intersecting blank arcading, doorway to former Dormitory middle third of C12, with Tournai marble shafts (a great rarity in England) and a weathered relief of the Sacrifice of Isaac. To the left tripartite entrance to the Chapter House with lancets above connected by blind niches. Chapter House rectangular on plan, intersecting wall arcading with some C15 alterations. the Chapter House is connected to the King's School (ref 9/190). for detailed description and evaluation see Newman, West Kent and the Weald, Buildings of England (2nd ed, 1980 reprint) pp 486-7)

Listing NGR: TQ7425768489

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.