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Medway Adult Education Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3872 / 51°23'13"N

Longitude: 0.507 / 0°30'25"E

OS Eastings: 574535

OS Northings: 168332

OS Grid: TQ745683

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.WJL

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.QDWF

Plus Code: 9F329GP4+VQ

Entry Name: Medway Adult Education Centre

Listing Date: 2 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185301

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172950

ID on this website: 101185301

Location: Rochester, Medway, Kent, 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
10/20 Medway Adult
Education Centre
Formerly the Rochester Technical Institute, now an Adult
Education Centre. 1905-6 by S B Russell and Edwin Cooper. 'Neo-
English Baroque' style. Red brick with limestone ashlar
dressings; welsh slate hipped roof. Plan: central entrance with
rear centre Imperial stair and large 1st floor hall to centre
front; classrooms and smaller offices with top-lit attic studios.
Main block, 2½ storeys and attic. Front: (W), 2:3:2 bays all
under prominent dentil cornice. Centre bays project; cornice
brought out over 4 giant pilasters that are rusticated below a
ground-floor lintel band (that continues around the rest of the
building). Entrance recessed, the pilasters associated with
Tuscan columns to form a 3-bay portico. Late C20 glazed doors
flanked by sash windows. 1st floor sashed windows with moulded
architraves and cornices. Below the main cornice to each bay a
blank panel flanked by garlands. Side bays with rusticated brick
quoins, sashes with exposed frames in rubbed brick surrounds with
keystone, and metal-framed oculi to upper half storey. 20 and
24-pane sashes to ground and 1st floor throughout. Continuous
dormers form an attic storey. Central tall cupola. Corporation
Street (N) wing of 3 storeys, with large sash windows (3 to W,
4 to N) and minimal stone dressings. 2 utilitarian 4 storey
gault brick wings to rear. Interior: metal roof membring,
concrete floors with parquet blocks. Note: This building is a
good example of these important early-C20 architects' work.

Listing NGR: TQ7453968330

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