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Rochester Head Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester, Medway

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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

Plus Code: 9F329GP5+F2

Entry Name: Rochester Head Post Office

Listing Date: 2 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086448

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173081

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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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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