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Peckham Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Rainham North, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3884 / 51°23'18"N

Longitude: 0.5835 / 0°35'0"E

OS Eastings: 579856

OS Northings: 168655

OS Grid: TQ798686

Mapcode National: GBR PPR.Y1Y

Mapcode Global: VHJLW.2CBG

Entry Name: Peckham Cottage

Listing Date: 21 December 1973

Last Amended: 5 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259729

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462581

Location: Medway, ME7

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: Rainham North

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Gillingham St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text


686-1/7/71 (North East side)
21/12/73 Nos.143 AND 145
Peckham Cottage
(Formerly Listed as:
(North East side)
Nos.141, 143, 145
Magnolia House (No.141), Peckham
Cottage (No.143), Peckham Croft


House, divided into 2, now one. Middle and right-hand bays
late C15 (said to be 1470), left-and bay slightly later, C18
rear outshut, and mid C20 rear single-storey extensions.
MATERIALS: timber-framed with weatherboarded ground-floor and
rendered right-hand end, brick axial stack behind the ridge,
and tiled hipped roof.
PLAN: open hall plan remodelled in late C16/early C17 with
inserted hall floor and stack.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, attic and cellar; 4-window range.
Continuous first floor jetty with curved brackets, central and
left-hand C20 doors, right-hand 8/8-pane sash in flush frame
and left of centre French window; framed first floor has
exposed posts, 2 curved tension braces to the left-hand end
bays, 4 regularly-spaced early C19 paired pointed-arched
windows with metal 6-pane casements with glazed tympana. 3
former clerestory windows beneath the eaves with thin mullion
bars, now blocked. Right-hand return has a single casement.
INTERIOR: contains a timber frame with jowl posts on the
second floor, right-hand solar with rear tension brace, an
inserted stack in a former smoke bay between middle and
right-hand bays with a rear window with diamond mullions and
shutter groove possibly for control of the smoke. An
asymmetrical lateral beam set toward the front to a possibly
lobby, and a former rear central stair bay now included in the
outshut; left-hand bay a separate construction.
Cupboards with HL hinges, and one first-floor cupboard in the
back of the smoke bay with cock's comb hinges.
Roof not inspected but reported to have crown post trusses,
closed to the third bay from W, but open above the collar, and
(RCHME: Survey of Kent Houses: 40526).

Listing NGR: TQ7985668654

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