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168, HIGH STREET (See details for further address information)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rochester, Medway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3865 / 51°23'11"N

Longitude: 0.5065 / 0°30'23"E

OS Eastings: 574506

OS Northings: 168259

OS Grid: TQ745682

Mapcode National: GBR PPV.2WH

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.QDNX

Entry Name: 168, HIGH STREET (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336136

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173015

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 SE
(EASTGATE)
10/85 No 168
24.10.50
GV II*
House now shop. Early C19 facade to mid C18 rebuilding, with mid
C17 rear refaced c.1700. C18 wings beyond. Flemish bond gault
brick facade, Kent-tile roof. 3 storey, 3 bay facade. Ground
floor with tripartite late C20 Edwardian style shop front and
classical door surround to left. 3 first and 3 second floor 12
pane sashes in reveals with glazing bars under flat rubbed brick
arches. First floor has 3 semi-circular framing rubbed brick
arches with impost band; coped parapet with cornice band. Stack
at west. C.1700 rear elevation has Flemish bond red brick 3-
storey wing with parapet, sashes with glazing bars and 2 c.1900
casement cross windows. Further C18 gabled wing and lower C18
wing. C20 first floor addition beyond an earlier ground floor.
Interior: front build has first floor panelled room of early C18,
2 field panelling, box cornice. Shuttered window enbrasures.
Lugged marble fireplace, early C19 grate, plaster bar-relief
Aeneas bearing Anchises from burning Troy. Second floor room in
front build has early C19 grate, possibly ex situ early C17
mantel of 3 panels with lozenges etc. Behind front build is
early C17 dogleg staircase with carved string, 3 urn and stem
balusters per tread, swept handrail, panelling to dado level
only, Tuscan column newels. Stairs have box cornices to ground
and first floor landsing only. rear chamber 1st floor has early
to mid C17 style and muntin panelling, dentil cornice, overmantel
with pilasters. Rear chamber second floor similar, without
overmantle. Second rear chamber at 1st floor has early C18
service stair with urn and stem balusters, square newels.
Position of canted tie beams with 4-centred chamfere mouldings
suggests incorporation of an earlier hall in this build.


Listing NGR: TQ7450668259

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