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TQ 75143 67929


TQ 7567 NW ROCHESTER HIGH STREET (north side) 1357/13/162 Number 351 (odd) 2.12.91 GV II*

Brewery mansion. Early C18, refronted early C19 and with C20 alterations and additions as a shop to front. Painted brick, slate roofs. Three storeys; four bays. Ground floor has early C20 shop frontage extension with two angle and two central pilasters, plate glass windows, two leaf doors, cornice, parapet, flat roof on original line of house; four first and four second floor 12-pane lower and six pane upper sashes with glazing bars, framed by c1800 stuccoed architrave surrounds and arches with incised lines and Greek key decoration. Plat band to second floor stringcourse and parapet with cornice. Hipped roof. East return has four first and four second floor openings under early C18 cambered brick arches, three windows blocked and one open to each floor. One ground floor 16-pane sash. Interior has a fine early C18 staircase with three turned balusters to each step, columned ends and newel post and carved tread ends with floral decoration. Oak dado panelling with fluted pilasters. Second floor has two rooms with full height panelling, pilastered wooden fireplaces and three early C19 cast iron firegrates. First floor has panelled doors and full-height panelling, including internal doors and window shutters, a dumb waiter, two early C19 marble fireplaces with cast iron firegrates and a private chapel with window with intersecting tracery and stained glass, three Gothick arches and ecclesiastical style fireplace with cast iron firegrate. Ground floor has two mid-C19 marble fireplaces with paterae and cast iron firegrates, a C19 mahogany toilet with blue and white china pan and joinery including balcony. Basement has two C19 cast iron ranges and stone sink. Originally there was a large brick built recess to the east containing an iron water wheel. When the tap over the wheel was turned on, water filled copper pockets caused the wheel to revolve, emptying into the stone sink and turning the spit in the kitchen. This wheel is at present in the garden of Eastgate House Museum. The retaining walls opposite (qv) and garden eyecatcher now part of St Bartholomew's hospital were part of the mansion's garden to the south across the High Street. These are listed separately (qv, Reference 13/102).

Listing NGR: TQ7514467930


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

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Date: 21 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03724/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David G. Smith. Source Historic England Archive
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