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Medway Hospital, Laundry Water Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Gillingham, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3807 / 51°22'50"N

Longitude: 0.5429 / 0°32'34"E

OS Eastings: 577056

OS Northings: 167700

OS Grid: TQ770677

Mapcode National: GBR PPX.636

Mapcode Global: VHJLV.CKCD

Plus Code: 9F329GJV+74

Entry Name: Medway Hospital, Laundry Water Tower

Listing Date: 5 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259601

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462716

Location: Gillingham, Medway, ME7

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: Gillingham South

Built-Up Area: Gillingham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Gillingham St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text


686-1/7/1 (South side)
Medway Hospital, laundry water tower


Laundry water tower and chimney. c1900. Brick with lead
pyramidal roof. Square plan.
A battered tower has a plain crow-stepped gable to the
entrance front defined by 8 round-arched recessed panels
above, to an overhanging brick tank on false machicolations
with gabled half dormers, to the sloping roof, to a central
octagonal truncated chimney. Segmental-arched ground-floor
openings, with a central doorway and flanking windows with
metal frames, and an oculus above.
HISTORY: a notable unified water tower and boiler chimney, and
part of a former military hospital with wards and clock tower
(not included). A rare design, listed for its landmark value
and architectural interest. Flanking laundry buildings are not
of special interest.

Listing NGR: TQ7697568044

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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