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Crimea House fort Pitt Grammar School for Girls

A Grade II Listed Building in River, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3803 / 51°22'48"N

Longitude: 0.5146 / 0°30'52"E

OS Eastings: 575087

OS Northings: 167580

OS Grid: TQ750675

Mapcode National: GBR PPV.JWJ

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.VKWR

Entry Name: Crimea House fort Pitt Grammar School for Girls

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336107

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172968

Location: Medway, ME4

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: River

Built-Up Area: Chatham

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

TQ 7567
13/37 Crimea House (Fort
24.10.50 Pitt Grammar
School for Girls)
Former barracks hospital block. Late C18 or early C19. English
bond gault brick; Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys. 6-window
pedimented centre, 5-window flanking wings. Centre and paired
end bays slightly advanced. Centre has 2 tripartite plate-glass
sash windows and blocked round-headed arch to ground; 1st floor
with 3 c.1900 horned plate glass sashes to left and 3 18-pane
sashes (possibly early C19) to right, that to the centre under
a cambered brick arch designed for a larger window now blocked.
Stone dentil shallow pediment. Flanking recessed bays have 3 12-
pane sashes in reveals to each floor (one converted into a door);
the advanced side bays have 2 ground floor 12-pane sashes, the
1st floor with similar sashes to left, 18-pane sashes to right,
all in reveals and under flat window arches. Dentil eaves
cornice. Stepped stone terrace with footings of former verandah.
3 ridge stacks. The building was used as a hospital during the
Crimea war (hence its name) and was visited by Queen Victoria.

Listing NGR: TQ7509367588

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