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Latitude: 51.3982 / 51°23'53"N
Longitude: 0.538 / 0°32'16"E
OS Eastings: 576650
OS Northings: 169634
OS Grid: TQ766696
Mapcode National: GBR PPP.BTQ
Mapcode Global: VHJLV.83SY
Entry Name: Dockyard Canteen
Listing Date: 6 June 1984
Last Amended: 5 December 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1259641
English Heritage Legacy ID: 462669
Location: Medway, ME4
Electoral Ward/Division: River
Built-Up Area: Gillingham
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Gillingham St Mark
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ7669NE NORTH ROAD, Pembroke
686-1/2/99 (South side)
06/06/84 Dockyard Canteen
(Formerly Listed as:
Canteen in HM Dockyard)
Drill block and offices, canteen, now disused. c1902, by Sir
Henry Pilkington. Brick with brick and Portland stone
dressings and slate cross-gabled roof.
PLAN: rectangular plan drill hall with cross-axial end blocks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic; 11-window range ends, 16-window
range W elevation. A symmetrical building with matching end
ranges; plinth, first-floor brick cill band, and brick cornice
with flat vertical brackets, and moulded eaves.
Ends have projecting 2-window gables with canted sides,
separated by a 3-window entrance section containing a wide
round arch on stone springers with raised keystone and
voussoirs, and wrought-iron balcony railing above, to recessed
half-glazed doors; a 2-window section extends to the E.
The main elevation has outer gable as the ends, flanked by
3-storey canted towers, with banded brick and Portland stone
to the parapeted top storey with keyed oculi; between the
towers a 6-window section, with 2 later single-storey gabled
2-window blocks added to the middle. Rubbed brick segmental
arches to 4/4-pane sashes, paired to the W front the towers,
and keyed lunettes in the gables. The ridge of the long range
has 2 square lanterns with pyramidal roofs.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: part of a complete early C20 barracks, with the
Captain's House, Mess block (Central Ave.), barracks (Pasley
Rd), and walls (qqv).
Listing NGR: TQ7665069634
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