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No 60 (Including Those Parts at Rear Facing College Green) rear Part of 60 High Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rochester, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3896 / 51°23'22"N

Longitude: 0.5037 / 0°30'13"E

OS Eastings: 574294

OS Northings: 168597

OS Grid: TQ742685

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.VHQ

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.PB4K

Entry Name: No 60 (Including Those Parts at Rear Facing College Green) rear Part of 60 High Street

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172992

Location: Medway, ME1

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: Rochester West

Built-Up Area: Rochester

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Rochester St Peter Parish Centre

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 7468
7/61 No 60 (including
those parts at
24.10.50 rear facing
College Green)
House with restaurant below. Multi-phase building of C15, C16
and C17 with later alterations. Timber-framed with rubble
ragstone to basement; the building abuts Chertsey's Gate to the
right-hand side. Kent tiled roof. Internal stacks 2 storeys and
attic. Plan and development: complicated as each unit
extensively remodelled at different times. Now a 3-unit plan set
end-on towards High Street. Originally a C15 2-unit plan with
an early C16 room added to rear (ie to the cathedral side of the
line of the precinct wall). Original horizontal planking visible
at all floor levels. Ground floor raised but original beams with
joist mortices survive in basement. Front unit remodelled in C17
(when re-roofed: see verges). Crown-post roof to middle unit
(much altered when roof re-aligned). Former end bracing of the
C15 house visible in roof. Inserted lateral stairs. Exterior:
Front: 1st floor jettied; framing all renewed with rough cast
infill. Shop windows with glazing bars and C19 surrounds to
either side of central half-glazed double door. 2 1st floor 12-
pane sash windows, and another to attic, all under moulded
lintels. Carved bargeboards may be C17. College Yard elevation;
1st floor jetty stope short or rear face of Chertsey's Gate and
into this small space is squeezed a narrow casement window. To
left of panelled door is a 12-pane hornless sash window; to right
a large shallow bow window with glazing bars. 1st floor
bargeboarded with 16 pane hornless sash window. Jetty beam
decorated with foliage carving (similar to ceiling beams inside)
with zig-zag and intersecting frieze. 2-light gabled dormer.
Interior: good early C16 framed ceiling to rear room with foliage
carving to beams, moulded joists. Linenfold panelling. A
crenellated beam (possibly C15) between middle and rear rooms is
not in situ. Fireplace with simple surround and Dutch tiling.
1st floor: mould tie beam; ceiling beams chamfered and stopped.
Some C18 fixtures.

Listing NGR: TQ7429668597

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

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