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Dockyard Canteen

A Grade II Listed Building in Gillingham, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3982 / 51°23'53"N

Longitude: 0.538 / 0°32'16"E

OS Eastings: 576650

OS Northings: 169634

OS Grid: TQ766696

Mapcode National: GBR PPP.BTQ

Mapcode Global: VHJLV.83SY

Plus Code: 9F329GXQ+76

Entry Name: Dockyard Canteen

Listing Date: 6 June 1984

Last Amended: 5 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259641

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462669

Location: River, Medway, ME4

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: River

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


TQ7669NE NORTH ROAD, Pembroke
686-1/2/99 (South side)
06/06/84 Dockyard Canteen
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Canteen in HM Dockyard)


Drill block and offices, canteen, now disused. c1902, by Sir
Henry Pilkington. Brick with brick and Portland stone
dressings and slate cross-gabled roof.
PLAN: rectangular plan drill hall with cross-axial end blocks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic; 11-window range ends, 16-window
range W elevation. A symmetrical building with matching end
ranges; plinth, first-floor brick cill band, and brick cornice
with flat vertical brackets, and moulded eaves.
Ends have projecting 2-window gables with canted sides,
separated by a 3-window entrance section containing a wide
round arch on stone springers with raised keystone and
voussoirs, and wrought-iron balcony railing above, to recessed
half-glazed doors; a 2-window section extends to the E.
The main elevation has outer gable as the ends, flanked by
3-storey canted towers, with banded brick and Portland stone
to the parapeted top storey with keyed oculi; between the
towers a 6-window section, with 2 later single-storey gabled
2-window blocks added to the middle. Rubbed brick segmental
arches to 4/4-pane sashes, paired to the W front the towers,
and keyed lunettes in the gables. The ridge of the long range
has 2 square lanterns with pyramidal roofs.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: part of a complete early C20 barracks, with the
Captain's House, Mess block (Central Ave.), barracks (Pasley
Rd), and walls (qqv).

Listing NGR: TQ7665069634

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

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