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Former Parish Church of St Nicholas, with Day Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3961 / 51°23'46"N

Longitude: 0.4932 / 0°29'35"E

OS Eastings: 573541

OS Northings: 169295

OS Grid: TQ735692

Mapcode National: GBR PPM.KHG

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.H5LK

Plus Code: 9F329FWV+F7

Entry Name: Former Parish Church of St Nicholas, with Day Centre

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086418

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173212

Location: Strood, Medway, ME2

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: Strood North

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Rochester

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Strood St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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TQ 7369 SE
6/277 Former Parish Church
of St Nicholas, with
Day Centre
Former parish church, now partly a day centre and partly a
chapel. W tower C14 much renewed, body of church 1812 by Robert
Smirke. Late-C19 and late-C20 additions to N, the latter for
offices to day centre. Coursed rubble ragstone, Welsh slate
roof, tower with flint and ragstone banding. The interior has
been divided, but the 3 E bays of the nave still used as a
chapel. W tower, undivided nave, shallow sanctuary, S porch.
Tower: no buttresses; the round-headed W doorway and blocked
window above do not look Norman. The flint and ragstone banding
decoration is normally taken to be C14. 3 stages and
battlements; quoining. Triple lancet belfry openings. Smirke's
nave, 5 bays, round-headed 2-light windows with transoms; renewed
stone parapet; shallow pedimented sanctuary with 4 round-headed
lancets and a roundel contained within a superordinate arch; very
wide angle pilaster strips. S porch, also pedimented, partly
glazed doors and fanlight with glazing bars. 2 late C20 glazed
doors punched into nave (S wall, to W) to serve day centre.
Interior: Perpendicular tower arch. Sanctuary ceiling and arch
with Edwardian paintings of angels on decorative background, oil
on plaster. Earlier, Victorian, stained glass to E and side

Listing NGR: TQ7354869290

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