Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1259644

Date first listed: 06-Jun-1984

Date of most recent amendment: 05-Dec-1996



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District: Medway (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: TQ 76770 69652


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TQ7669NE NORTH ROAD, Pembroke 686-1/2/101 (South side) 06/06/84 The Drill Hall (Formerly Listed as: NORTH ROAD (South side) Motor depot in HM Dockyard)


Drill Hall, later motor depot, now disused. c1902, by Sir Henry Pilkington. Brick with brick and Portland stone dressings and arch-panelled ridge and gable stacks and slate cross-gabled roofs. STYLE: Free Edwardian Baroque. PLAN: near symmetrical rectangular plan with axial central range with towers, flanking cross range drill halls with porches and axial side ranges and end cross ranges, with 3 single-storey ranges along the front. EXTERIOR: long symmetrical range with articulated 1- and 2-storey blocks, and split keystones to segmental-arched 6/6-pane sashes. Central block: 2 storeys and attic; 5-bay range. Gabled slightly-projecting end cross-wings with gable parapets and kneelers, leading back by roof ridges to 2 square battlemented square clock towers rising above the roofs in 2 stages. Lunette windows in side gables over stone cill bands, central stepped gable over round-arched window in centre of facade, cill band to 1st floor, plinth band to ground floor; 2 bays under each end gable and 3 in centre; central first-floor window which is larger and arched with a terracotta surround. Window to right of centre on first floor removed and hoist inserted. Porch with striped stone and brick buttresses and central keyed entrance arch with cornice moulding and balustrade over centre. Central block is flanked by 2 lower blocks of 6 bays each, with the 2nd and 5th bays projecting and gabled. Between these blocks and outer wings are projecting entrance bays with segmental arches leading to drill sheds, with striped keyed arch surrounds flanked by pilaster piers with scroll capital decoration and topped by stepped parapets; gable parapets of drill sheds appear above and behind these parapets, with radiating keyed lunettes. Outer wings: 2 storeys, and attic in centre; 15 bay range. Central gabled projection with gable parapets and kneelers enclosing lunettes with keystones and stone bands above and

below. Coped parapeted flanking projections and eaves brought down over intervening blocks; first-floor cill band and plinth. Keyed, segmental-arched heads to 6/6-pane sashes. Tall panelled doors to 4th and 12th bays. Rear has to the S of the main range a low single-storey full-length range with large segmental-arched windows, crenellated parapets and canted arched corners; the range is broken by radiating keyed arches flanked by diagonal buttresses with skewed arches in front of drill sheds. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORY: part of a complete early C20 barracks, with Captain's House, Mess block, barracks and walls (qqv).

Listing NGR: TQ7676269653


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Legacy System number: 462672

Legacy System: LBS

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