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Former Captain of the Dockyards House and Attached Front Area Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gillingham, Medway

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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

Plus Code: 9F329GVH+C4

Entry Name: Former Captain of the Dockyards House and Attached Front Area Railings

Listing Date: 24 May 1971

Last Amended: 21 November 1996

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268221

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462079

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

(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

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

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