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Latitude: 51.3935 / 51°23'36"N
Longitude: 0.5278 / 0°31'39"E
OS Eastings: 575955
OS Northings: 169085
OS Grid: TQ759690
Mapcode National: GBR PPP.G8Q
Mapcode Global: VHJLV.37CK
Entry Name: Former Captain of the Dockyards House and Attached Front Area Railings
Listing Date: 24 May 1971
Last Amended: 21 November 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1268221
English Heritage Legacy ID: 462079
Location: Medway, ME4
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
TQ 76 NE CHATHAM CHURCH LANE
(North side) Chatham Dockyard
Former Captain of the
Dockyard's House and attached
front area railings
House, now office. Early C19, second floor added later C19. Brick with stone dressings, brick lateral stacks and slate hipped roof. Mid Georgian style. PLAN: double-depth.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement; 5-window range. Symmetrical entrance front has rusticated quoins and plat bands to ground and first floors, and a modillion eaves cornice. An open porch has square columns to a plain entablature and cornice, round-arched windows each side, and steps up to a 6-panel door with narrow side lights and round-arched fanlight. Recessed 6/6-pane sashes, blank to the first-floor second from left; later second-floor windows have architraves and cill blocks.
INTERIOR: entrance hall leads to a central lateral dogleg stair with turned balusters, wreathed rail and curtail, cornices, panelled shutters, 6-panel doors and stone fire surrounds.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached spike-headed iron railings on a stone-coped dwarf wall flanking the porch.
Despite the later C19 addition, this is a building of good architectural quality which forms an important element with the neighbouring Officers' terrace and the Pay Office (qqv), within this notably complete Georgian dockyard. (Source: MacDougall P: The Chatham Dockyard Story: Rainham: 1987: 58).
Listing NGR: TQ7595569085
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