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Dickens Chalet to Rear of Eastgate House

A Grade I Listed Building in Rochester West, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3873 / 51°23'14"N

Longitude: 0.5062 / 0°30'22"E

OS Eastings: 574480

OS Northings: 168346

OS Grid: TQ744683

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.W8S

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.QDGB

Entry Name: Dickens Chalet to Rear of Eastgate House

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173071

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 HIGH STREET
TQ 7468
(EASTGATE)
9/141 Dickens Chalet to
rear of Eastgate
24.10.50 House
GV I
Wooden chalet. C19. Timber framed, of Swiss type. 2 storeys;
overhanging roof with decorative bargeboarding supported by
shaped brackets. Windows to 1st floor only with external
shutters, with balcony to E, shaped splat balusters, decorative
pendant frieze, shaped brackets. Panelled double door with
shuttered side openings, the upper panel pierced. Given to
Charles Dickens by Charles Fetcher, the actor, and erected in the
grounds of Godshill in 1865. Dickens did much of his writing in
it between 1865 and his death in 1870. Before its final re-
erection behind Eastgate House, it stood at the Crystal Palace
and Cobham Hall. Graded for its association with Charles
Dickens.


Listing NGR: TQ7447968345

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