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Rochester City Walls

A Grade I Listed Building in Rochester West, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3874 / 51°23'14"N

Longitude: 0.5047 / 0°30'16"E

OS Eastings: 574372

OS Northings: 168346

OS Grid: TQ743683

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.VTK

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.PDN9

Entry Name: Rochester City Walls

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Last Amended: 2 December 1991

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086506

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172928

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
TQ 7468 NW TQ 7468 SW
7/2A and 9/2B,C,D Rochester City
Walls
(formerly listed
as The Town Walls)
24.10.50
GV I
City walls. Mainly C13 and C14, incorporating Roman remains,
with later patching and partial rebuilding. The 4 surviving
stretches are distinguished on the map as 7/2A (off The Common),
9/2B (off Free School Lane), 9/2C (enclosing City Ditch) and 9/2D
(off St Margaret's Street. None have post office addresses.
7/2A runs N/S for about 30 metres and is in a fragmentary state
with little facing stone surviving, some parts underpinning later
structures. 9/2B is the most impressive and upstanding section
incorporating the NE circular bastion (of 2 storeys with 3
lancets to upper stage). The upper courses of the wall attached
are largely rebuilt; a short stretch retains coped merlons.
9/2C, rebuilt when the city walls were pushed further out in the
Mid C14 retains the SE bastion, much reduced. 9/2D is short and
much renewed. Scheduled Ancient Monument.


Listing NGR: TQ7427568816

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