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No 1 Including Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester West, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3913 / 51°23'28"N

Longitude: 0.5018 / 0°30'6"E

OS Eastings: 574159

OS Northings: 168771

OS Grid: TQ741687

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.MPL

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.N949

Entry Name: No 1 Including Railings

Listing Date: 2 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336106

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172963

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 ESPLANADE
TQ 7468
7/33 No 1, including
railings
GV II
House, now shops and offices. 1859-61. Yellow brick with flush
pale-coloured pointing; clay tile gable-end roof. 3 storeys with
attic and basement. Symmetrical, 5 bays (2:1:2), the central
entrance bay slightly projecting. Heavy quoining and dentilled
eaves. String course to each floor. Doorway with stone
architrave, panelled door under rectangular overlight. All
windows with segmetal arches and stone cills on brackets; 3
dormers. 4-pane horned sashes throughout. Tall brick end stacks
with no contemporary pots. Rear elevation (to Gandulph Square)
stands forward of the Royal Crown Hotel: only the wall facing
High Street is of yellow brick (with blocking courses and false
windows to top floor), otherwise all stock red brick. 2½ storeys
with mansard roof; 4 window range with 6, 10 and 20 pane hornless
sashes; ground floor with 2 original doors (panelled with
overlight), and modern garage entrance. Interior: some
contemporary doors and door surrounds to ground-floor; well stair
with curved rail, stick balusters and cast-iron shaped newels.
Modern fire doors. The spear-headed railings that run along the
Esplanace front and continuous with Royal Crown Hotel are
probably contemporary and are included in this listing. No 1
Esplanade groups with the Royal Crown Hotel and occupies a
prominent position opposite Rochester Bridge.


Listing NGR: TQ7416168765

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