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Garth House

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3884 / 51°23'18"N

Longitude: 0.503 / 0°30'10"E

OS Eastings: 574253

OS Northings: 168456

OS Grid: TQ742684

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.VC0

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.NCSH

Entry Name: Garth House

Listing Date: 2 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336173

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173123

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 SW
9/191 Garth House
Former choir school, now cathedral offices. Circa 1870s. Red
brick with sandstone dressings; tiled gable-end roof with stone
coping. Hall forms upper floor of 2 storey range aligned N/S and
end-on to street. Side elevation (W), 2 gabled 2-light 1st floor
Decorated-style windows flank a central external stack (with 2
brick shafts and stone band with inscription) which widens out
at ground floor level to frame a small 2-light gabled window.
C20 casements to ground floor. Street front: large 3-light
Decorated-style window, 4 trefoil-headed lancets to ground floor.
Entrance to right: a later shallow porch flush with S face of
hall range (and with simple pointed doorway, and standing forward
of the wall plane of Cloister House (qv) to which it is attached.
Rear: 3 light window to hall; lancets to angle stair turret.
Interior: hall divided into offices with false ceiling in part;
good hammer-beam roof survives intact. (This building overbuilds
and backs on to parts of the S range of the cloister (refectory)
of the cathedral, see ref 9/88).

Listing NGR: TQ7425768456

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

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