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Latitude: 51.3955 / 51°23'43"N
Longitude: 0.5297 / 0°31'46"E
OS Eastings: 576080
OS Northings: 169313
OS Grid: TQ760693
Mapcode National: GBR PPP.GQ8
Mapcode Global: VHJLV.46C0
Plus Code: 9F329GWH+6V
Entry Name: Timber Seasoning Store, South
Listing Date: 13 August 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1378619
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476572
Location: River, 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 EAST ROAD
(East side) Chatham Dockyard
Timber seasoning store, South
Timber seasoning store. Designed 1771. Weatherboarded timber frame on brick plinth with corrugated asbestos roof. Rectangular plan.
EXTERIOR: single storey; 9-gable roof. Regular range has double doors in the gables, louvred above, and slatted sides with 5 metal-framed windows.
INTERIOR: 3 bays wide with bracketed posts, with racks for stacking sawn timber, and timber trusses.
HISTORY: introduced on the orders of the Earl of Sandwich because of the problem of using green timber in the Navy's ships, which was incurring massive expenditure on maintenance. The Navy Board produced a notably early example of a modular design, many of which were built at the Navy's yards. Most were obsolete by 1860, and the two at Chatham are the last to survive, (see Timber seasoning store, North (qv)).
(Sources: Coad J: Historic Architecture of Chatham Dockyard 1700-1850: London: 1982: 155 ; Coad J: The Royal Dockyards 1690-1850: Aldershot: 1989: 127 -129).
Listing NGR: TQ7608069313
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