RANGE OF FORMER DARTFORD UNION WORKHOUSE FACING ON TO WEST HILL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1251335
Date first listed:
25-Mar-1986
Statutory Address:
RANGE OF FORMER DARTFORD UNION WORKHOUSE FACING ON TO WEST HILL, WEST HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
RANGE OF FORMER DARTFORD UNION WORKHOUSE FACING ON TO WEST HILL, WEST HILL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Kent
District:
Dartford (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 53736 74155

Details

1. WEST HILL 5274 (North Side) Range of former Dartford Union Workhouse facing on to West Hill TQ 57 SW SP/563

II G.V

2. Workhouse. Circa 1838 with later alterations. East wing comprises possibly mid C19 addition (shown as now on O.S map of 1868). Middle and west wings refurbished post - 1909 (O.S map of 1909 shows through-passage in middle wing). Yellow stock brick walls; middle and west wings with ashlar dressings; double pitched slate roof to east wing. East Wing: three storeys. Eight blocked ground floor windows. Eight sash windows with glazing bars to first floor; four windows to second floor. Interior: first floor dormitory above mid C19 women's hall with C19 fireplace surround at each end; N.W fireplace surround at second floor. Two straight baluster C19 iron and stone staircases. Former ground floor register office with C19 fireplace surround with angle blocks; former strong room with mortices for strong room door. Middle and west wings: two storeys. Brick parapet with ashlar cornice and blocking course. Sash windows with glazing bars. Middle wing: band; modillions to cornice. Four bays each side of centre projecting bay; the last originally a through-passage, but since early C20 faced with ashlar, with Venetian doorway with panelled door and fanlight at ground floor, three-light first floor window and segmental pediment. Windows with rubbed brick arches; aprons to first floor windows. Interior: former board room at rear with coved cornice and tall sash windows; stairs of early C20 in place of C19 through-passage; first floor C19 pilastered fireplace surround. East wing: windows with eaved ashlar architraves, 4 to first floor and two, including one paired window, below. Interior: fireplace surround of circa 1900 on first floor; 4 panelled door. Mid C19 functions of range shown clearly on O.S map of 1868.

Listing NGR: TQ5374974140

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
434016
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Jan 2006
Reference: IOE01/14919/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ron Garvey. Source Historic England Archive
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