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Latitude: 51.3622 / 51°21'43"N
Longitude: 0.6131 / 0°36'47"E
OS Eastings: 582015
OS Northings: 165812
OS Grid: TQ820658
Mapcode National: GBR QRH.KSZ
Mapcode Global: VHJM2.K1Z2
Entry Name: Durland House
Listing Date: 24 February 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1267791
English Heritage Legacy ID: 462570
Location: Medway, ME8
Electoral Ward/Division: Rainham Central
Built-Up Area: Gillingham
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Rainham St Margaret
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ86NW HIGH STREET, Rainham
686-1/8/105 (South side)
House, now retirement home. C16, encased and second storey
added late C17, ground-floor altered early C19. Red Flemish
bond brick with black headers, tile-hung rear, brick rear
lateral stacks and tiled hipped valley roof.
PLAN: T-shaped 2-room plan with rear service range.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and cellar; 4-window range. Double fronted
with plinth, plat bands to ground and first floors, and eaves
cornice; largely C19 ground floor has a round-arched doorway
set in a similar recess, with channelled imposts, radial
fanlight and good 6-panel door, and flanking tripartite
windows with 6/6-pane and 2/2-pane sashes; first-floor rubbed
brick flat arches with stepped keystones, to horned 2/2-pane
sashes in exposed flush frames. Ends have parapets with curved
front ends, plat bands, and 1-window range, the S end has a
blind second-floor window.
Rear is tile-hung, with a short SE lean-to and external stack,
split roof, and stuccoed 2-storey C16 range.
INTERIOR: a central through passage contains a front dogleg
stair with column newels and stick balusters, and an
elliptical arch; rear range has a large fireplace and
chamfered stopped lateral and axial beams, and a rear
left-hand winder service stair; first-floor has lateral beams
pegged to jowl posts with mortice holes to the front and rear
range; 2-panel doors, cupboards with HL-hinges, and a stone
winder stair to the cellar.
Listing NGR: TQ8201565808
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