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Latitude: 51.3862 / 51°23'10"N
Longitude: 0.5076 / 0°30'27"E
OS Eastings: 574580
OS Northings: 168224
OS Grid: TQ745682
Mapcode National: GBR PPV.34K
Mapcode Global: VHJLT.RF65
Entry Name: Rochester Head Post Office
Listing Date: 2 December 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1086448
English Heritage Legacy ID: 173081
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
TQ 7468 SE
HIGH STREET (EASTGATE),
Rochester Head Post Office
Head post office. 1908, architect not known. Gault brick with red brick and lime-stone dressings; Welsh slate roof with 2 tall ridge stacks. 2 storeys. Front: almost symmetrical, 5 bays, bays 2 and 4 slightly projecting. Parapet with stone coping: moulded dentil cornice. 1st floor: horned sashes in exposed frames, all with glazing bars, the windows to the outer bays and the tripartite window to centre with rubbed brick surrounds and keystones those to bays 2 and 4 stone shouldered architraves; continuous sill band; rubbed brick aprons to 1 and 5, stone to 2 and 4, the latter set on the ground floor cornice. Entrance to bay 2, deeply recessed window to 4, otherwise identical with Tuscan columns and entablatures that connect over centre tripartite window arrangement. Continuous stone plinth that rises in outer bays to form aprons to sash windows (as above in rubbed brick surround). Modern central dormer. A thoughtful, good-quality design.
Listing NGR: TQ7443168361
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