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Latitude: 51.3939 / 51°23'37"N
Longitude: 0.5447 / 0°32'40"E
OS Eastings: 577129
OS Northings: 169165
OS Grid: TQ771691
Mapcode National: GBR PPQ.DKD
Mapcode Global: VHJLV.D799
Entry Name: 14, Medway Road
Listing Date: 21 December 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1259702
English Heritage Legacy ID: 462642
Location: Medway, ME7
Electoral Ward/Division: Gillingham North
Built-Up Area: Gillingham
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Gillingham St Luke
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ76NE MEDWAY ROAD, Brompton
686-1/7/22 (South East side)
Villa now offices. c1839-42 with restorations c1980s. Ashlar
with hipped slate roof.
PLAN: double depth, square on plan with central hallway.
EXTERIOR: 2-and-a-half storeys with attics and basement, 3
first-floor windows. Basement has moulded string-course
surmounted by quoins to angles; first-floor moulded sill band;
moulded second-floor band; wide eaves on scroll brackets which
interrupt cornice. Central Doric porch with 2 pairs of columns
and pilasters, triglyphs and metopes to frieze. Flight of
steps to replacement doors with overlight in tooled
architrave. Ground floor has tripartite windows: 6/6 between
2/2 sashes with sills and cornices on consoles; first floor
has 6/6 sashes throughout; all in tooled architraves. Second
floor has small casement windows. Attic dormers have 3
pedimented dormers with 3/3 sashes. Left return has 6/6 sashes
to ground floor and basement in tooled architraves, those to
ground floor have sills and cornices on consoles.
INTERIOR: includes: central hallway, open-well staircase with
ornate iron balustrade and wreathed handrail. Embellished
cornices to ground floor.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The Bayshill Estate was developed by a joint
stock company who purchased the land from the Skillicorne
family in 1837. By 1843 Henry Davies, in his Guide to
Cheltenham, described, `a number of detached villas .. several
of which are occupied by resident families of affluence and
station, and others are in an unfinished state'. Little
considers this part of, `a superb group (of villas) that make
Bayshill Road one of the great roads for architecture in all
England'. A Classical villa which with its low hipped roof and
bracketed eaves exhibits some of the Italianate style
characteristic of many mid C19 villas.
Listing NGR: TQ7713069161
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