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Latitude: 51.3969 / 51°23'48"N
Longitude: 0.537 / 0°32'13"E
OS Eastings: 576589
OS Northings: 169480
OS Grid: TQ765694
Mapcode National: GBR PPP.BLJ
Mapcode Global: VHJLV.8580
Entry Name: Former Mess Block 8 Metres to South of Central Mess Block Hms Pembroke
Listing Date: 6 June 1984
Last Amended: 5 December 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1267811
English Heritage Legacy ID: 462546
Location: Medway, ME7
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 CENTRAL AVENUE, Pembroke
686-1/4/96 (South side)
06/06/84 Former Mess Block 8 metres to south
of Central Mess Block, HMS Pembroke
(Formerly Listed as:
CENTRAL AVENUE, Hms Pembroke
Block 10 yards to south of Central
Mess Block at HMS Pembroke)
Mess block and offices, now offices. Dated 1900 on hoppers, by
Sir Henry Pilkington. Red brick with Portland dressings, gable
and ridge stacks, and slate roof.
STYLE: Edwardian Baroque.
PLAN: double-depth H-shaped plan with central stair hall.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 5-window range. A symmetrical range has a
rusticated banded ground floor, cill and plat bands, stone
frieze and modillion cornice, and parapet.
Central bowed distyle in antis porch has Tuscan columns and
blocked antae, entablature and balustrade, to a doorway with
architrave and double doors; above is a 4-storey central
section with angled lateral stacks flanking a 2-storey
round-arched window which rises through the cornice, with
mullions and transoms to metal casements, large alternate
voussoirs and keystone, and enriched aprons; the stacks are
linked by a crenellated parapet and round arch supporting a
Outer windows with large split keystones, architraves to first
and second floors, to 6/6-pane sashes, and dormers with paired
4/4-pane sashes in the parapet either side of the central
feature. Ends have 2 gables with corbelled gable stacks,
separated by a recessed central section with a large
diagonally-set lateral stack.
Rear 2:1:2-window range has a wide section projecting 2 bays
out from the centre, with tripartite flat-headed windows and
tall coped attic. Rear arched link to the Central Mess Block
(qv) added later. A large central ridge lantern has casements.
Cast-iron dated hoppers and square downpipes.
INTERIOR: not inspected, but reported to be without special
HISTORY: forms the S of three richly detailed mess blocks, and
part of a carefully planned early C20 naval barracks, with the
Captain's House, barracks (Pasley Rd) and ancillary buildings
Listing NGR: TQ7658969480
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