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Diocesan Registry Including Part of Precinct Wall to Boley Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3891 / 51°23'20"N

Longitude: 0.5024 / 0°30'8"E

OS Eastings: 574206

OS Northings: 168530

OS Grid: TQ742685

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.V49

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.NBFZ

Plus Code: 9F329GQ2+JW

Entry Name: Diocesan Registry Including Part of Precinct Wall to Boley Hill

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086426

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173131

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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TQ 7468 NW
7/198 Diocesan Registry
(including part of
Precinct wall to
Boley Hill
Former offices of Chapter Clerk, now Diocesan Registry and
solicitors' offices. Mid C18, with various C19 additions. 2
prinicpal ranges: the C18 registry building of buff brick with
later red-brick, both with Welsh slate roof, and the later C19
2 storeyed block (backing on to Boley Hill), built in to the
medieval rubble wall, with slate-hung and rubble upper storeys
and Kent tile hipped roof. The Old Registry range (facing The
Precinct). Single-storey with deep cornice and verges forming
a pediment (weatherboarded with one 3-light casement window,
C20); central entrance with Tuscan Columns, cornice and pediment,
with a 12-pane hornless sash window with external shutters to
either side. To the left, a later single storey 3-window range
with 2 12-pane sash windows in raised frames flanking a 4:12:4
tripartite sash, all hornless. To the roof ridge of this
section, a small polygonal glazed cupola. Modern Venetian window
to right hand end wall. Rear range with off-centre 3:18:3 pane
oriel and gable above, and C20 casement windows towards Boley
Hill. Various lean-to and gable-ended outbuildings built into
precinct wall. Several prominent brick stacks to main and
subsidiary ranges. Interior: some mid-C18 panelling, but
otherwise much altered. A lawyer's office has occupied this site
since the 1760s and it is possible that part of the building
dates from this time.

Listing NGR: TQ7420768531

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