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Oriel House with Forecourt and Garden Walls Attached

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3874 / 51°23'14"N

Longitude: 0.5027 / 0°30'9"E

OS Eastings: 574236

OS Northings: 168345

OS Grid: TQ742683

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.V8S

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.NDM8

Plus Code: 9F329GP3+X3

Entry Name: Oriel House with Forecourt and Garden Walls Attached

Listing Date: 24 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086425

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173129

Location: Rochester, Medway, ME1

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: Rochester West

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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TQ 7468 SW
9/197 Oriel House with
Forecourt and
Garden Walls
House. Mid-C18. Flemish bond plum coloured brick; Kent tile
hipped roofs. Late English Baroque house in the 'Board of
Ordnance' style. Double-depth plan with central open-well stair.
3 storeys, with basement to rear. Front: almost symmetrical,
3 bays, (1:1:1), the centre bay projecting under a pediment.
Tall parapet with cornice band. Centre bay with 2nd floor
Diocletian window with 6-pane sash; 1st floor with a tripartite
arrangement of central round-headed sash window (10 panes above,
6 below) flanked by lower flat-arched blocked windows, a variant
form of Venetian window, with plaster sill band; similar windows
to ground floor, but with the side windows glazed. Side bays
with 9-pane and 12 pane sash windows to 2nd and 1st floor
respectively; ground floor has 2 flanking brick aedicules with
pilasters under 2 concentric semi-circular brick arches and
moulded wooden cornices, with 15-pane sash window to left, and
6-panel fielded door under fanlight to right. Plinth and 1st
floor plat bands. Thick glazing bars, hornless sashes and rubbed
brick window arches throughout. Central ridge stacks, and one
external lateral stack to each side elevation; cornice and plat
bands return, with sash windows to each floor. Rear: 4 bays
with hornless sash windows and external shutters to ground and
first floor, later 2-light casements to basement; flanking the
main range are 2-bay hipped roof wings (one with Welsh slates)
with 12-pane sashes (one converted to a glazed foor). Rubbed
brick arches throughout, with returned cornice and plat band.
Interior: central staircase with turned balusters, wreathed
rail; several contemporary panelled doors with furniture
including H-hinges and brass locks; a few contemporary fire
surrounds. 2 canted forecourt brick walls attached at front are
included in this listing.

Listing NGR: TQ7423668345

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