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Latitude: 51.3884 / 51°23'18"N
Longitude: 0.503 / 0°30'10"E
OS Eastings: 574253
OS Northings: 168456
OS Grid: TQ742684
Mapcode National: GBR PPN.VC0
Mapcode Global: VHJLT.NCSH
Entry Name: Garth House
Listing Date: 2 December 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1336173
English Heritage Legacy ID: 173123
Location: Medway, ME1
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
ROCHESTER THE PRECINCT
TQ 7468 SW
9/191 Garth House
Former choir school, now cathedral offices. Circa 1870s. Red
brick with sandstone dressings; tiled gable-end roof with stone
coping. Hall forms upper floor of 2 storey range aligned N/S and
end-on to street. Side elevation (W), 2 gabled 2-light 1st floor
Decorated-style windows flank a central external stack (with 2
brick shafts and stone band with inscription) which widens out
at ground floor level to frame a small 2-light gabled window.
C20 casements to ground floor. Street front: large 3-light
Decorated-style window, 4 trefoil-headed lancets to ground floor.
Entrance to right: a later shallow porch flush with S face of
hall range (and with simple pointed doorway, and standing forward
of the wall plane of Cloister House (qv) to which it is attached.
Rear: 3 light window to hall; lancets to angle stair turret.
Interior: hall divided into offices with false ceiling in part;
good hammer-beam roof survives intact. (This building overbuilds
and backs on to parts of the S range of the cloister (refectory)
of the cathedral, see ref 9/88).
Listing NGR: TQ7425768456
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