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Result number 1 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1024 on request slip.

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Additional records of Holy Trinity Parish Church, High Street, Dartford, comprising:

service register 1991-2004 (1 volume);
minutes of annual general and annual parochial meetings 1995-1999 (6 packets);
PCC attendance register 1962-1994 (1 volume);
printed notice of vestry meeting 1852 (1 item);
letters of sequestration 1984 (1 item);
PCC and incumbent’s correspondence 1985-1998, 1994-1997 and 2000 topics including West Window, Spilman Tomb and roof repairs (3 bundles);
colour photographs of east window with key March 1994 (1 packet);
bills of quantities for extension and refurbishment by Thomas Ford and Partners, Sydenham, London, chartered architects and Huntley Cartwright, Caterham, Surrey, chartered quantity surveyors, August 1995 (2 volumes);
Church of England Men’s Society (CEMS) certificate of registration of Dartford Church as a branch of CEMS 1962 (1p.);
intercessions books 1995-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999 and 2001-2002 (4 volumes);
photocopy of word processed statement by the vicar Rev. Martin Henwood BD about the re-ordering of the church 1994 (1.p);
statement by Thomas Ford and Partners, Sydenham, London, chartered architects and surveyors, on completion of repairs to Dartford Church c.1995 (1 sheaf);
correspondence with Thomas Ford and Partners, Sydenham, London, chartered architects about conversion of priest’s room, with drawing print-outs, 2000-2003 (1 folder);
drainage lay-out for new parish rooms and vestry, Covell Matthews and Partners, London, architects and planning consultants 1971 (1 sheet);
designs for church/Trinity Fare Café/parish centre noticeboard c.1995 (1p.);
colour photographs of the interior of Dartford Church pre-restoration, with contents page 1995 (1 bundle);
facsimile architectural drawings of Dartford Church, photocopies of articles pertaining and material published in celebration of local government in Dartford 1995, compiled c.1995 (1 bundle);
colour photographs of Dartford Church during restoration 1995 and black and white photographs of Dartford Church in 1962 (1 bundle);
colour photographs of church interior showing decay 1995 (1 packet);
correspondence about new boundary wall 2002 (1 packet);
correspondence with Mansell, Croydon, Surrey, contractor about final account for church re-ordering 1997-1998 (1 bundle);
photographs of gravestones revealed after flooding, 1968 (5 items);
typescript transcription of and notes on memorial inscription found at east end of church 1987 (1 sheaf);
MS notes on church records compiled c.1980s (1 bundle);
disbound leaves from scrapbook 1997-2000 (1 bundle);
photographs and captions illustrating the activities of the church family comprising bell ringers, communicants, Sunday School, after service coffee, lunch club, Trinity Tots nursery or play group and walking group, July 1995 (1 bundle);
Diocese of Rochester Thames Gateway Report compiled by Pauline Forrester, University of Greenwich, September 1999 (1 volume);
correspondence about Thames Gateway 1995-1999 (1 folder);
scrapbook containing newscuttings 1994-1997 (1 binder);
typescript history of Dartford Parish Church 1961 (1 bundle);
Dartford Town Centre draft townscape study and proposals, Moore, Piet and Brookes, Ealing, London, landscape architects, August 1994 (1 booklet);
application by parochial church council (PCC) to European Commission for financial assistance towards repair of Dartford Church, January 1995 (1 booklet);
correspondence about repair of church fabric, town planning and old church hall 1953-1971 with facsimile drawings of new west doors by J. Antony Lewis ARIBA, Crooms Hill, London 1965 (2 items);
leases, undertakings, condition reports and correspondence about use of church hall and yard 1914-1971 (1 folder);
correspondence about repairs to and insurance of church hall, Lowfield Street, Dartford 1947-1950 (1 folder);
correspondence about glebe land at Hawley Road, Wilmington, including site plans, [1786] 1887, 1962-1969 (1 folder);
correspondence about repairs to drainage to river 1984 (1 packet);
specifications for re-wiring the church 1935 by B. Wingfield Bowles and Partners, London SW1, consulting engineers (booklet, 2 copies);
mortgage and counterpart mortgage for drainage of vicarage under Gilbert’s Acts, 1897 (2 items with envelope);
site plan of vicarage 1897 (1 item, with envelope);
papers relating to dilapidations of vicarage and new vicarage 1954-1962 (3 packets);
typescript transcription of churchwardens’ account book 1642-1714, compiled by A. Cumberland, 1934 (1 volume);
annual church reports with accounts 1877, 1881 and 1886 (3 booklets);
fire insurance policy 1862 (1 item);
insurance policies 1983-1993 (1 packet);
typescript list of churchwardens 1720-1995, compiled c.1995 (1 sheaf);
institutions of clergy 1930-1969 and order in council regarding rural deaneries 1965 (1 packet);
typescript volume entitled monograph on the structural character of the walls and masonry of the church of the Holy Trinity, Dartford W.F. Bevis, 1943 (3 copies);
typescript monograph entitled An outline of the history of the parish church of Holy Trinity, Dartford G.H. Porteous, March 1963 (1 volume);
printed booklet entitled A guide to Dartford Parish Church of the Holy Trinity by G.H. Porteous, 1966 (1 booklet);
printed booklet entitled The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Dartford c.1960 (1 booklet);
printed book entitled Collection and abstract of all the material deeds, wills, leases and legal documents relating to the several donations and benefactions to the church and poor of the parish of Dartford, in Kent and of the ‘spittal alms-houses, etc. by John Landale, 1829, inscribed George Cann 1829, with covering letter from Rev. Canon P.C. Collins, Crayford to Rev. Canon R.B. Griffin, Dartford 1978 (1 volume and enclosures; with second copy);
printed booklet entitled The Report of the Committee upon the Dartford Charities 1860 (4 copies);
photocopies of typescript articles and on various aspects of Dartford history and biographical MS notes, 20th. Century (1 packet);
printed booklet entitled Dartford Parish Church of the Holy Trinity 900th. Anniversary Appeal 1980 (1 booklet);
newscutting reporting 900th. anniversary service 1980 (1 item);
carbon copy of typescript address by Dr. R.D. Say, Bishop of Rochester at service to mark 900th anniversary of building of church 1980 (1 sheaf);
printed book entitled Dartford Country: The Story of the Hundred of Axstane Geoff Porteous, 1985, inscribed by the author (1 volume);
visitors’ book for Trinity 2000 launch day 30 January 1993 (1 volume plus loose enclosures);
certificate of award of Andrus Award of Dartford Historical and Antiquarian Society to Dartford Church’s Trinity 2000 Committee for church restoration, 1996 (1p.);
organ tuner’s notebook 1975-1987 (1 volume);
word processed article entitled The organs of the parish church of the Holy Trinity, Dartford, Kent by D.R.S. Force BA c.1985 (1 sheaf);
varied printed matter about Dartford Church including organ recital programmes and stewardship campaign leaflets, 1980s (1 packet);
opinion of J. Scarlett, Temple, London on office of organist, 1828 with typescript transcription 20th. Century; MS notes on vestry meeting of 24 April 1848; photocopy of notes on the office of organist 1852 with typescript transcription 20th. Century (5pp.);
nave visitors’ book 1997-2000 (1 volume);
desk top published booklet entitled Faith in Their Voices (FIT) c.2001 (1 booklet);
printed brochure entitled FIT Voices: turning negatives into positives c.2001 (1 brochure);
booklet entitled Dartford Deanery’s Parishes: Partners in Mission: church members’ views of their parish life today and tomorrow by Dartford Deanery Synod 1978 (1 booklet);
stencil typescript booklet entitled Dartford Deanery: report by ad hoc committee appointed to make proposals for the future pattern of pastoral care within the deanery 1972 (1 booklet);
framed and mounted notice for holding a memorial service for Richard Trevithick, 23 April 1933 (1 item);
order of service for re-opening of church (2 pamphlets);
service sheets for special services 1972-1986 (1 packet);
orders of service, church guides and other printed matter of local relevance 1997-2001 (1 bundle);
typescript transcription of will of Richard Fielder [cf. Feilder] proved 1693/1694 and typescript notes on Fielder family (1 sheaf);
income and expenditure book for luncheon club 1991-2004 (1 booklet);
parish magazines 1994-2000 (7 packets);
parish magazines 1996-2001 (1 bundle);
parish magazines containing articles by Geoff Porteous 1969-1985 (4 items);
correspondence about memorial to Geoff Porteous 1987-1992 (1 packet);
parish magazine January 1880 (1 item);
bond for payment of £600 to Isabella Lingard of Bromley, spinster 1792 (1 item);
certificate as to marriage by banns of William Carter and Ann Briscoe of Dartford, 1824 (1 item);
photographs of amateur theatrical productions in church including William Shakespeare’s Henry V c.1967 (1 bundle and 1 packet);
programme, script and song sheet for World War Two musical production c.1995 (1 packet);
letters from local school children and printouts of digital photographs of a school visit 2003 (1 packet);
letters from and drawings by local school children 1997-1998 (1 packet);
photograph of dedication of new vicarage 1962 (1 item, mounted, with typescript notes);
medallion awarded to Elsie Gurney for learning the catechism 24 March 1910 (1 medallion with box);
list of names of recipients of charitable or poor relief [?] including members of the 52nd. and 24th. regiments 1815, found in void under floor of priest’s room 2002 [fragmentary, UFP];
MS notes pertaining to erection of flag staff 1932, found under flagpole during re-roofing of tower 2000 [fragmentary, UFP];
carbon typescript constitution of Friends of Holy Trinity Church, Dartford c.1970 and correspondence about Trinity 2000 Charity 2000-2001 (1 sheaf);
newscutting reporting memorial service for Diana, Princess of Wales and condolence cards left at church, 1997 (1 binder);
printed pamphlet entitled The Literary Churchman 16 August 1860 (1 item);
lease and associated papers relating to Health Centre adjacent to church, tenant Thameslink Healthcare Services, National Health Service Trust, 1997-1998 (1 packet);
photograph of Peter and Heather Vale on occasion of wedding reception and first use of Trinity Fare Café c.1995 with café brochure (2 items);
service sheets and orders of service for marriage services 1998-2000 (1 packet);
group photograph of parish clergy, Rev. K. Johnson, Rev. E. Holland, Rev. N. Collard and Rev. R. Griffin c.1967 (1 item);
printed programmes for mayoress of Dartford’s at home party 1999 and visit of HRH The Duke of Kent to Dartford Church 2000 (2 items);
newscuttings, pamphlet and colour photographs relating to flower festival 1994 (1 packet);
letters from Mrs. S. Jackson, Alms House, High Street, Greenhithe to incumbent, asking for marriage certificate, with envelope 1949 (3 items);
word-processed, MS and printed ephemera and electricity meter card 1874-2000 (1 bundle)


Date: [1642] 1792-2004
Quantity: 6 boxes
Result number 2 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1110 on request slip.

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Records transferred frpm Gillingham Library via the Local Studies Unit, Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, Arts and Libraries Section, Economic Development, Skills and Leisure Division, Community Services Directorate, Medway Council, Civic Centre, Strood, comprising:

Records and printed matter pertaining to South Eastern Gas Board (SEGAS) (formerly Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham Gas Company)’s operations at Rochester Works, Gas House Road, Rochester, Gillingham Works, Pier Road, Gillingham and Isle of Grain Oil Gasification Works, comprising printed illustrated company prospectus (1924); Gas Journal 26 May 1965 volume 322 no.5304 containing article entitled Isle of Grain by C.J.P. de Winton; photographs of Rochester Works (1924-1946); photographs of Gillingham Works including women working in wartime (1923-1946); photographs of Metal Box factory or other plant possibly in Cumberland (1975, 1979 and 1981); site plan of Rochester Works (1952); stencil typescript reports on investigations into supply of gas from Isle of Grain Grid to Sussex Division, with distribution diagrams for Sussex and London Divisions (1955-1956); stencil typescript report on experiences in gas production at the Isle of Grain by A.D. Barnes, deputy station manager and M.J. Green, Senior Process Engineer, for the London and Southern Counties Junior Gas Association (1966); confidential typescript memorandum on partial shutdown of Stage III Reforming Plant, Isle of Grain Works by M.J. Green, Process Engineer (1964); stencil typescript report on a visit to Steam Reforming Plant at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Billingham Division, County Durham by M.J. Green as above and H.W.D. Hughes, Senior Process Manager (1963)

[Archivist's note: presumed deposited by Mr. Green as above]


Date: 1923-1981
Quantity: 1 box
Result number 3 - Please quote Reference: 08_MEDWAY_COUNCIL_MTC_MR_SERIES/MTC_MR_010 on request slip.

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Medway Council,  records transferred from departments of the newly created unitary authority chiefly comprising records of the former Gillingham Borough Council.

National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949: Part IV Survey of Public Rights of Way, 1 folder c.1949
National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949: Part IV Survey of Public Rights of Way, modifications of draft map, statement of objections and provisional statement 1952;
Maps referred to in the Kent Review Order 1934: Map No.5, supplied by W.L. Platts, Clerk of Kent County Council, 1934, 1 item, paper on cloth
provisional public footpaths maps for Gillingham, Rochester and Chatham 1952;
OS map of New Brompton and District of St. Mark, showing St. Mary’s Island, Dockyard extensions and Convict Prison 1856;
plan of Gillingham Park c.1902-c.1906 also showing site of infectious diseases hospital;
Town Planning Scheme OS map 1906 edition 6”: I mile annotated c.1950[?];
6”: 1 mile OS map 1899 edition showing streets affected by Gillingham Electric Light Order 1902;
OS maps showing sewer mains or connections and Wigmore estate; OS map denoting land exchanged between Gillingham BC and Hollingbourne Rural District Council after 1910;
OS maps showing Joint Sewerage Committee mains around Medway Towns;
roll of plans of Bourne and Hillier’s dairies 1940s-1950s; of Lidsing [cf. Lydsing];
sets of original 1:2500 OS maps Gillingham and contiguous areas and facsimile 25” : 1 mile OS maps of same, all 1908 or 1909 editions;
plans of Embassy Cinema, Gardiner Street, Gillingham, 1936 (10 items); plans of Gillingham County School for Boys (Robert Napier Secondary School), Third Avenue, Gillingham 1922-1932 (8 items);
plan of Hoath Estate, Gillingham 1938 (No. 6876);
plans of Courtfield Estate/Castlemaine Avenue/Vineries 1934-1935 (Nos. 5012, 5242, 5243, 5244, 5598, 5620, 6876) (11 items);
14 houses Third Avenue, Gillingham c1930s;
plans of Seaview Estate, Gillingham 1939 (Nos. 7095, 7096, 7097, 7099) (12 items);
plans of Cumberland Estate 1937 (2 items);
plans of Dock Road/Wood Street, Brompton Improvements A231 1955;
plans of 36 houses, off London Road, Rainham 1931;
plans of Gillingham Public Library, High Street, Gillingham 1936;
plans of Swimming Bath, Paddling Pool and Boating Pool, Strand, Gillingham 1934-1936;
plans of Fire Station, Convenience and Lock-up shop, Canterbury Street/Rock Avenue, Gillingham 1910;
plan of proposed access road, Gordon Barracks Industrial Site, Hoath Way, Gillingham c1980;
plans of Rainham Mark Building Estate and London Road estate, Rainham c.1910 (3 items);
6”: 1 mile OS map 1909/1932 revision showing Gillingham boundaries and altertions 1903-1934;
roll of Wigmore land use and occupiers plans 1963 (2 items);
roll of plans for Gillingham Sewerage schemes 1934 and 1965, former by W.H. Radford & Son of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, civil engineers, latter by J.K. Urwin, Borough Engineer, (22 items);
roll of plans of Gillingham main drainage scheme 1965-1966 (10 items);
roll of accommodation plans of Municipal Buildings, Gillingham c.1960 (2 items);
roll of facsimile plans of Municipal Buildings, Gillingham as above (2 items);
25”: 1 mile OS map 1898 edition of drainage or water mains, Gillingham; 25”: 1 mile OS map 1898 edition showing boundaries, public houses and certain roads marked;
25”: 1 mile OS map 1898 edition showing storm water drainage scheme with legend including Redfern’s scheme 1906;
handdrawn, pen and ink wash military map of Chatham and environs surveyed between 1781 and 1783 by Colonel Hugh Debbieg [alias Diebig], stamped HQ Royal Engineers, Thames District, Chatham 1895 & 1896, showing woodland, hedgerows, trees, boundaries, buildings, defence works, barracks, coastline, marshes, watercourses and relief, high ground represented by radiating lines or strokes around isolated high features or parallel lines and strokes for continuous features (paper, repaired and backed onto linen);
plan of Gillingham High Street Improvements by John L. Redfern ARIBA 1925;
building plan registers [for plans relating, please see deposit MTC/MR/5], Kelly’s Directories;

exhibition photographs, Bloor’s Wharf, 1997 (32 items, mounted and captioned);

mounted photograph of councillors and officers of Gillingham Borough Council on occasion of presentation of freedom scroll to Alderman J.J. Knight, with captions, 1926 (1 item, mounted); aerial photograph of Royal Naval Hospital, Royal Navy Chatham Division and Great Lines, Gillingham c.1950 (1 item); photograph of HMS Shannon at sea c.1920 (1 item, mounted); photograph of HMS Oleaner at anchor, by Symonds and Co., Portsmouth, Hampshire c.1920 (1 item, mounted); group photograph of Cricket Club, Royal Naval Hospital, Royal Navy Chatham Division, Gillingham, with captions, by Morehen and Co., 6 High Street, Old Brompton 1910 (1 item, mounted)

Photograph of woman mayor of Gillingham 1994 (1 item);

Call no.: GBC (uncatalogued)  Prior notice required for access

File updated by Borough Archivist 9 November 2006


Date: 1895-c.1997
Quantity: Pending
Result number 4 - Please quote Reference: 08_MEDWAY_COUNCIL_MTC_MR_SERIES/MTC_MR_205 on request slip.

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Additional records of Gillingham Borough Council, comprising Legal Section files relating to local government review and reorganisation, licensing, enforcement, charity administration, electoral services, housing, planning and development and Highways. Minimum 30 year closure

 

Local Government Reorganisation: joint member meeting 1996-1997 (7452) (1 folder)

 

Local Government Reorganisation: electoral review 1994-1997 (C32/30; 7397) (1 folder)

 

Medway Towns Council [cf. Medway Council] 1997 (7435) (1 folder)

 

Civic dinner 14 March 1998, 1997-1998 (7436)

 

Register of Local Land Charges, Requisitions and Fees c.1990-c.1991 (1 volume)

 

Borough Leisure Services Officer’s Department: new offices at Featherby Road, Gillingham 1989-1995 (M8/7; 7165) (1 folder)

 

Proposed injunction proceedings against Mr. Furlong for parking in Municipal Buildings car park, Canterbury Street, Gillingham 1990-1992 (C2/18) (1 folder)

 

Deregulation of gaming machines 1996 (C20/27; 7630) (1 folder)

 

Public Entertainments Licence: King Charles Hotel, Wood Street, Brompton 1992-1996 (C23/3; 7417) (1 folder)

 

King Charles Hotel, Wood Street, Brompton: request to vary Public Entertainments Licence conditions 1992-1994 (C23/3) (1 folder)

 

Public Entertainments Licence: the Cherry Orchard public house, Deanwood Drive, Rainham 1995-1996 (C23/24; 7502)

 

Digging for worms 1995 (C42/140; 7416) (1 folder)

 

Accident regarding disabled space, Municipal Buildings, Canterbury Street, Gillingham 1997 (C42/248; 7415) (1 folder)

 

Licencing 1994-1995 (1 bundle)

 

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School, Maidstone Road, Rochester 1997 (C32/33; 7548)

 

Charities, general 1984-1995 (C4; 7529) (1 folder)

 

Arthur Ingram Trust 1995-1996 (C4/1; 7070) (1 folder) closed until Jan 2080

Arthur Ingram Trust: constitution and new scheme 1972-1990 (C4/1/1; 7106) (1 folder) closed until Jan 2074

 

Arthur Ingram Trust, school voluntary fund 1993-1996 (C4/1/2; 7074) (1 folder) closed until Jan 2080

 

Arthur Ingram Trust: management of properties 1990-1994 (C50/2; 7055) (1 folder) closed until Jan 2076

 

Fort Amherst and Lines Trust 1989-1996 (C51/3; 7341) (1 folder)

 

Great Lines Working Party 1989 (7345) (1 folder)

 

Riverside Country Park, Lower Rainham Road, Gillingham 1990-1992 (T2/6; 7320) (1 folder)

 

Riverside Advisory Group minutes and agendas 1985-1987 (7346; 47) (1 folder)

 

Riverside Advisory Group 1983-1989 (7347) (1 folder)

 

HARPOON: Housing and Regeneration Policy Opening and Opportunities Now 1996-1997 (7446) (1 folder)

 

HARPOON 1996-1997 (C33/17) (1 folder)

 

Illegal Occupation 1987-1989 (H8/8A; 7107) (1 folder)

 

Nomination agreement: 235-237 Marlborough Road and 9 Napier Road, Gillingham (includes title deeds) 1923-1954, 1995-1996 (H51/53; 7508) (1 folder)

 

Shopping trolleys 1997 (EO1/21; 7636) (1 folder)

 

Shopping trolleys 1990-1995 (E23/1; 7515) (1 folder)

 

Bye-laws: consumption of alcohol in public 1989-1998 (EO2/2; 7635) (1 folder)

 

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984: inspections of commercial premises 1985, 1995 (EO1/66; 7544) (1 folder)

 

Enforcement of no ball games bye-laws 1995 (EO2/11; 7250) (1 folder)

 

Food complaint: Sainsbury’s 1995-1996  (EO4/12; 7249) (1 folder)

 

Mr. Greenfield: mobile burger stall, 79 High Street, Gillingham 1997 (EO4/16; 7420) (1 folder)

 

Shops Act: Sunday Trading 1991-1996 EO6/1; S2/2; 7509)

 

Substitution of members and appointments to vacancies 1990-1995 (C19/1A; 7633) (1 folder)

 

Consultation regarding changes to law on Sunday observance 1995 (C20/16; 7631) (1 folder)

 

Closure of part of Khyber Road, Gillingham: Section 116 Highways Act 1980, 1989-1993 (H3/23; 7278) (1 folder)

 

Election results 1973-1997 (E2; 7507) (1 folder)

 

Summary of electorate 1971-1997 (E2/2; 7668) (1 folder)

 

Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 1995-1996 (AO6/65; 7628) (1 folder)

 

The Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994, 1994-1995 (AO6/61; 7553) (1 folder)

 

Crime Prevention Panel 1993-1996 (1 bundle)

 

Seizure of pit bull terrier 1996-1997 (E17/5; 7506) (1 folder)

 

Rubbish on private land 1994-1995 (E20/21; 7547)

 

Review of powers regarding litter and refuse 1994-1996 (E20/56; 7546)

 

Aviary at 7 Imperial Road, Gillingham 1996 (E24/31; 7230) (1 folder)

 

Medway Campus Ltd. (University of Greenwich) minutes and agendas 1995-1996 (CO1/5; 7437) (1 folder)

 

General correspondence, Medway Campus Ltd. volume I, 1995-1996 (CO1/5; 7437) (1 folder)

 

General correspondence, Medway Campus Ltd. volume II 1996-1998 (CO1/5) (1 folder)

 

Medway Campus Ltd. minutes and agendas File II 1996-1997 (CO1/5; 7437) (1 folder)

 

Architecture Centre 1995-1996 (CO1/6; 7466) (1 folder)

 

Parcel of land for grazing at Lower Rainham Road, Gillingham 1987-1994 (CO6/39; 7068) (1 folder)

 

Unit at northern end of Western Arm, Gillingham Pier: disused AKZO building, Mr. B. Smith 1994-1995 (CO6/96; 7385) (1 folder)

 

Club registrations 1996-1997 (C11; 7187) (1 folder)

 

Gating of alleyways c.1995-1996 (C11/1; 7441) (1 folder)

 

The Gatehouse [cf. St. George’s Centre], former HMS Pembroke, Chatham Maritime: Kent Export Centre, general correspondence 1988-1996 (RIS/4/3B; C13/2; 7067) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Pier: leases 1982-1996 (CO6/33; 7439) (1 folder)

 

Stage hypnotism consultation 1996 (C20/23; 7240) (1 folder)

 

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1982): licences for sex establishments [1982] 1988-1989 (C24/1; 7384) (1 folder)

 

Race Equality Council 1996 (C32/19; 7449) (1 folder)

 

Imager Working Party, coastal survey 1995 (C33/12; 7238) (1 folder)

 

Accommodation Working Party 1995-1996 (C33/10; 7163) (1 folder)

 

Copyright 1992-1997 (C36; 7516) (1 folder)

 

Gypsies, Khyber Road, Gillingham 1993 (L26/1; 7445) (1 folder)

 

Gypsies, Khyber Road, Gillingham 1996 (L26/5; 7409) (1 folder)

 

Gypsies, Black Lion Sports Field 1994 (L26/4; 7545)

 

Gypsies: Elm Court and Capstone Road, Hempstead 1996 (CO6/160; 7484) (1 folder)

 

Gypsies, Bloors Wharf, Gillingham 1997-1998 (C45/6; 7489) (1 folder)

 

Gypsies at Bakers Field, Rainham 1995-1996 (B25/5; 7483) (1 folder)

 

[Named] asylum seeker and National Assistance Act 1997 (C50/3; 7147) (1 folder)

 

Grange Road, Gillingham, field subsidence 1994-1997 (L28/4; 7353) (1 folder)

 

General correspondence regarding Gillingham Northern Link compulsory purchase order (plots of land owned by the council) 1994-1996 (L31/5; 7659) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Northern Link Road: general 1995 (PO1/39; 7512) (1 folder)

 

The Strand Golf Course/Fox Contractors 1994-1995 (A30/1; 7486) (1 folder)

 

Northern Relief Road: Rochester and Gillingham Hockey Club 1992-1994 (L16/3; 7542) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Northern Link compulsory purchase order Plot 2B 1995 (L31/23; 7658) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Northern Link, Plot 3A: land fronting 7 Wharf Road, Gillingham 1994-1995 (L31/5; 7645) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Northern Link, Plot 4A: land fronting 3 Wharf Road, Gillingham 1994-1995 (L31/6) (7646) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Northern Link, Plot 5A: land forming part of front garden of 2 Wharf Road 1994-1995 (L31/7; 7647) (1 folder)

 

Plot 5F Land forming part of Public Highway and verge south-east of junction of Knight Avenue and Pier Road, Gillingham 1994-1995 (L31/8; 7648) (1 folder)

 

Plot 5H Land forming part of Highway verge on the south side of Pier Road and to the west of Church Street, Gillingham 1994-1995 (L31/9; 7649) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Northern Link, Plot 5I: land forming part of Highway verge on the north-west side of the junction of Pier Road and The Strand Approach Road, Gillingham 1994-1996 (L31/10; 7644) (1 folder)

 

Plot 5J land forming part of Highway verge south-west of junction of Church Street and Pier Road, Gillingham 1994-1995 (L31/11; 7650) (1 folder)

 

Plot 5K land forming part of Highway verge south-east of junction of Church Street and Pier Approach Road, Gillingham [1956-1957] 1994-1995 (L31/12; 7651) (1 folder)

 

Plot 5L The right to construct a surface water sewer, part of the Strand Leisure Centre, Strand Approach Road 1994-1996 (L31/13; 7652) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Northern Link, Plot 5M: land forming part of miniature golf course and car parking site to the north-east of junction of the Strand Approach Road and Pier Road, Gillingham 1994-1995 (L31/14) (7653) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Northern Link, Plot 5N: The right to construct a surface water sewer in part of The Strand Leisure Centre, Strand Approach Road, Gillingham 1994-1997 with facsimile abstract of title reciting from 1845 (L31/15; 7654) (1 folder)

 

Plot 5P Part of Highway verge north-west of junction of Gad’s Hill and Waterside Lane, Gillingham 1994-1995 (L31/16; 7655) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Northern Link, Plot 5R: part of scrub land formerly Forge House, Lower Rainham Road, Rainham 1994-1995 (L31/17; 7643) (1 folder)

 

Plot 5S Part of scrub land formerly Forge House, Lower Rainham Road, Rainham 1994-1995 (L31/18; 7656)

 

Plot 5T Part of scrub land formerly Forge House, Lower Rainham Road, Rainham 1994-1995 (L31/19; 7657) (1 folder)

 

Northern Relief Road: Gillingham Golf Club 1992-1995 (7543) (1 folder)

 

Walnut Tree Club, Medway Road, Gillingham and Gillingham Northern Relief Road 1994-1996 (PO1/21; 7552) (1 folder)

 

Transfer of land (Plot 1) Canterbury Street and High Street, Gillingham from Whitbread/Fremlins 1989-1995 (L4/100; T74/3; 7554) (1 folder)

 

Canteen/bookshop franchise, Riverside Countryside Park, Lower Rainham Road, Rainham 1996 (L41/13; 7442) (1 folder)

 

Riverside Country Park, Lower Rainham Road, Rainham c.1995 (L41/15; 7149) (1 folder)

 

M2 widening and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Bill 1994-1995 (PO1/31; 7142) (1 folder)

 

M2 Widening and Channel Tunnel 1995 (PO1/31) (1 folder)

 

M2 widening and Channel Tunnel, counsel’s petitions 1995 (PO1/31 (1)) (1 bundle)

 

M2 widening and Channel Tunnel, minutes of evidence 1995 (PO1/31 (3)) (1 bundle)

 

M2 widening and Channel Tunnel (proceedings and minutes of evidence) 1995 (PO1/31 (4)) (1 bundle)

 

M2 widening and Channel Tunnel bill and papers 1995 (PO1/31 (5)) (1 bundle)

 

Groundwork Trust Medway Swale 1994-1995 (PO1/32; 7511) (1 folder)

 

Planning appeal: award of costs against council, Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Watts 1996-1997 (P13/2; 7093) (1 folder)

 

Army and Navy public house Lower Rainham Road, Gillingham 1996-1997 (P20/71; 7428) (1 folder)

 

Siloam Farm, Mierscourt Road, Rainham 1997-1998 (P20/94; 7598) (1 folder)

 

Bloors Wharf, Lower Rainham: enforcement notice 1997-1998 (P21/2; 7383) (1 folder)

 

Bloors Wharf, Lower Rainham: prosecution, injunction, enforcement 1990-1997 (P22/13; 7382) (1 folder)

 

Beechings Way Industrial Estate planning brief 1993 (1 booklet)

 

Oasthouse, Stratford Lane, Rainham: compulsory purchase order 1987-1991 (R7/4; 7168) (1 folder)

 

Hempstead Playing Field and car park 1996-1997 (L28/14; 7551) (1 folder)

 

Action for Public Nuisance versus Medway (Chatham) Dock Co. and Others 1987-1991 (R15/4/5B; 7494) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Borough Council versus Chatham Dock Co.: councils who agreed to contribute to the appeal 1992 (R15/4/5B; 7494) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Borough Council versus Chatham Dock Co.: councils who contributed to proposed appeal 1992 (R15/4/5B; 7494) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Borough Council versus Chatham Dock Co.: general correspondence with other councils 1992 (R15/4/5B; 7494) (1 folder)

 

Section 38 Agreement: Housing development at East Camp, Cumberland Road, Gillingham 1993-1997 (TO3/5; 7666) (1 folder)

 

The Borough of Gillingham (land to the north of the B2004/Lower Rainham Road) compulsory purchase order (1988) 1988-1991 (T2/6e; 7321) (1 folder)

 

Ward’s Construction: Elder Court off Leafy Glade, Wigmore, land transfer 1997-1998 (T51/28; 7326) (1 folder)

 

Great Lines boot fairs, licence parking 1992-1995 (L41/4; 7597) (1 folder)

 

A2 Gillingham cycle-way 1989-1995 (L14/1; 7186) (1 folder)

 

Police Liaison Meeting agendas and minutes 1990-1995 (7349) (1 folder)

 

Informal Police Liaison Meeting 1996-1997 (7348) (1 folder)

 

General Direct Service Organisation (DSO) agendas 1987-1989 (7459) (1 folder)

 

General Direct Service Organisation (DSO) agendas 1989-1990 (7460) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham Countryside Forum committee agendas 1989-1991 (A3/9; 7463) (1 folder)

 

Gillingham High Street Forum 1994-1995 (7454) (1 folder)

 

Complaints procedure 1993 (A23; 7638) (1 folder)

District Audit report on client side role 1993-1994 (C32/12; 7464) (1 folder)

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Records of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester: historical information pertaining

List of the Deans of Rochester

1533 Walter Phillips [cf. Philippes, Philips, Phyllyppes, Phylyppes, Phylippes, Phillippes, Philyppes, Philypes], 18 June; last prior and first dean; died 1570
1570 Edmund Freake [cf. Freke], 10 April; bishop of Rochester 9 May 1571
1574 Thomas Willoughby [cf. Wollowbie, Willobie, Wilughby, Willowghby, Willowghbye, Willoughbie], 23 June; died 19 August 1585
1585 John Coldwell, 7 January; bishop of Salisbury [Wiltshire], 26 December 1591
1592 Thomas Blague 1 February; died October 1611
1611 Richard Milbourne 11 December; bishop of St. David’s [Pembroke, Wales] 9 July 1615
1615 Robert Scott 13 July; died December 1620
1620 Godfrey Goodman 6 January; bishop of Gloucester [Gloucestershire] 6 March 1624
1624 Walter Bancanqual [cf. Balcanqual] 12 March; dean of Durham 1638
1638 Henry King 6 February; bishop of Chichester [Sussex] 16 February 1641
1641 Thomas Turner 26 February; dean of Canterbury 1643
1660 Benjamin Laney 24 July; bishop of Peterborough [Northamptonshire], same year
1660 Nathaniel Hardy 10 December; died 1 June 1670
1670 Peter Mew, bishop of Bath and Wells [Somerset] 1672
1673 Thomas Lamplugh 6 March; bishop of Exeter [Devon] 12 November 1676
1676 John Castillion 15 November; died 21 October 1688
1689 Henry Ullock; died 20 June 1706
1706 Samuel Pratt [cf. Prat]; died 14 November 1723
1724 Nicholas Clagett 4 January; bishop of St. David’s, [Pembroke, Wales] January 1731
1731 Thomas Herring; bishop of Bangor [Carnarvon, Wales] 1737
1743 William Bernard; bishop of Raphoe [Donegal, Ireland] 1744
1744 John Newcombe; died 10 March 1765
1765 William Markham, dean of Christchurch [Oxford, Oxfordshire] 1767
1775 Thomas Thurlow 8 November; bishop of Lincoln [Lincolnshire] 1779
1782 Thomas Dampier; bishop of Rochester 1802
1802 Samuel Goodenough; bishop of Carlisle [Cumberland] 1808
1808 William Beaumont Busby 15 March
1820 Robert Stevens 17 October
1870 Thomas Dale 23 February; died 14 May 1870;
1870 Robert Scott 16 June
1887 Samuel Reynolds Hole 31 December; died 1904
1905 Ernald Lane
1913 John Storrs
1928 Reginald Thomas Talbot
1932 Francis Underhill
1937 Ernest Morell Blackie
1943 Thomas Crick
1959 Robert William Stannard
1966 Stanley Woodley Betts
1978 John Robert Arnold
1990 Edward Frank Shotter

Sources:
Haydn’s Book of Dignities 1894, reprinted 1969
Rochester Diocesan Directories
Kelly’s Directories

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Chapter Book IX Nos. 36-40

One volume made up of five small books bound together each of which has been separately paginated for convenience.

36. 25 July 1808 - 4 November 1812 Pp.1-85
37. 25 November 1812 - 20 March 1816 Pp.1-86 38.
38. 23 June 1816 - 1 December 1819 Pp.1-103
39. 5 April 1820 - 28 June 1823 Pp.1-92
40. 25 November 1823 - 12 February 1827 Pp.1-84

DRc/Ac 10/36 Boughton Monchelsea: permission to rebuild parsonage, 30.

Carpenter: Samuel Sidden 1809, 33.

Chalk: application to dig and carry on a lime works in Frindsbury, 51.

Chapter Clerk: additional salary, 10.

Chapter procedure: Dean's consent to business dealt with in his absence, 53; renewal of leases after the separation of Chapter, 12, 25, 34, 52, 62, 71, 83.

Choristers: Charles Bender, 16; Robert Cox, 30; William Hudson and Henry Howard, 55; James Timms, 74.

Courts: 39.

Election of Officers: 3, 29, 46, 64.

Encroachment: lessee of Darenth parsonage liable for damage caused by the damming of the river there by other persons, 61.

Episcopal Election: Walker King 1809, 13-14.

Fines: resolution to rescind order to increase, where renewal is delayed, 1.

Fire insurance: order to treat with Albion Fire Officer over licences in St. Brides, Fleet Street, London 51, 82.

Gamekeepers: Darenth: Henry Chapman of East Wickham, gentleman 1812, 75-76; Cannons Court, Wateringbury: Richard Hosmer 1810, 47; Wouldham: [.....] Miller 1808, 12.

Haddenham and Kingsey, Buckinghamshire: resolution to apply to the Bishop of Lincoln for consolidation, 71.

Lay clerks: James Darch 1809, 16; gratuity to Saffary Middleton, former lay clerk he being in distress , 67.

Leatherhead, Surrey tithes: case to be drawn up, 31.

Minor Canons: resolution concerning preferrment to benefices rescinded, 41.

Poor relief: liability of Chapter towards paupers in the Precinct, 31.

Precinct: refusal to renew lease of tenement in Minor Canon Row, 77.

Presentations:

Haddenham with Cuddington Chapelry, Buckinghamshire: Joseph Hollis 1812, 72;
Hartlip: Thomas Pearce 1810, 48;
Kingsey: Charles Marsham 1812, 72;
Rolvenden: Alexander Rogers 1812, 77;
Stockbury: Michael Smith 1810, 41-42;
Strood: James Lynn permitted to hold it with Sebergham curacy, Cumberland 1811, 68.

Procurators in Convocation: John Eveleigh and Hon. Jacob Marsham [cf. Mersham] 1812, 84-85.

Repairs: leases to be rendered void for non-repair of property, 75; order to repair Cathedral roof, 43, 69, 70; premises in Chatham, 74-75.

Residence: 4, 29, 46, 64.

Roll of Chapter members: 2-3, 15-16, 28-29, 36-37, 45-46, 54-55, 63-64, 73-74.

School: admissions: 4, 19, 40, 69, 74; exhibitions: Henry Jeffreys to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 37; [......] Cuming to Oxford, Oxfordshire 19; Edward Heawood to Oxford, 74. Surveys: order to survey Frindsbury manor, demesne land of St. Margaret's parsonage, Rochester in Strood and Frindsbury, 51; and Haddenham, Cuddington, Kingsey (Buckinghamshire) and Lamberhurst parsonages, 71.

Sutton Valence: dispute over glebeland, 79-80.

Thames and Medway Canal Co.: lay out of compensation money clause 33, 51, 68, 80; Frindsbury compensation, 69.

Timber: refusal to allot top and tan where lessees are not entitled to it, 61; allowances of cartbote, ploughbote and top and tan to be discontinued, 71; consideration of an application for, to repair waggons and tools, 61, 67; refusal to allow a hedge to be grubbed at Cardens manor, Cliffe, 75; order to survey, for repairs at: Frindsbury manor farm, 51; refusal to grant, for erection of stages for the chalk works, 61; Hartlip parsonage, 76; All Hallows, Hoo parsonage, 20; Horsmonden, new barn at Badmonden manor, 78; Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] farm, 25; Stockbury parsonage, 20; Wateringbury, parsonage estate, 47; top and tan allowed as timber insufficient, 60.

Turnpike: gift of land for widening road opposite Strood church, 12.

Valuation: order to revalue Chanters and Wickham tithe portions before renewal, 61.

Wateringbury: order to apply to executors of Sir Charles Style for surrender of property belonging to parsonage, 52.

Waterworks: order to repair and fence old, 8-9.

DRc/Ac 10/37

St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester, Knight's charity: widows nominated, 42, 85.

Boughton Monchelsea: order to investigate ownership of Pope Mead, 47-48.

Boundary: order to mark, in Ten Gun Field, Frindsbury, 33; cost of suit, 54-55.

Chalk: order to mark land in Frindsbury on which it is to be dug, 12.

Chapter procedure: Dean's consent to business dealt with in his absence, 51; renewal of leases after the separation of Chapter, 14, 29, 37, 49, 62, 74.

Choristers: William Timms, 21; John Thomas David Whiffen, 52; Henry Wickenden, 64.

Darenth: exchange of glebeland, 78-79.

Election of Officers: 2, 31, 52, 77.

Episcopal leases: confirmed, 32, 66-68; refusal of annual confirmation, 67-68.

Episcopal patent: Diocesan Registrar: Walker King and Edward Dawson 1814, 44-45.

West Farleigh: annexation of land to glebe, 84-85.

Freedom of Rochester: resolution to defend Richard Stapely from, at church's cost, 9-10.

Gamekeepers: Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] and Lidsing [cf. Lydsing]: Francis How's patent cancelled, 71-72; appointment of John Boghurst 1815, 73.

Land Tax: redemption of: 25, 86; prebendal houses, 60.

Lay clerks: Thomas Down and Thomas French 1814, 52.

Leases: refusal to grant, 37; conditions of renewal of lease of Sellars Marsh, Rochester, 32.

Leatherhead, Surrey: annexation to glebe, 78.

Minor Canons: Samuel Brown 1814, 42.

Organist: salary augmented, 2-3.

Pensions: recovery of arrears, 11.

Poor relief: allowance for Mary Jefferys increased, 11. Presentations:

Darenth: Edward Winthrop 1812, 13;
West Farleigh: William Beaumont Busby 1815, 80;
Haddenham, Buckinghamshire: Joseph Hollis to be represented should he be offered other preferrment 1812, 6-7;
Kingsey, Buckinghamshire: Thomas Wood 1814, 57: Strood: James Lynn permitted to hold it with Caldbeck rectory, Carlisle, Cumberland 1814, 42.
Proxy for Dean and Chapter, 64

Repairs: repair fund 35-36; covenant covering the repair and good order of property to be inserted in every lease, 31; order to repair property, 26-27; in Chatham, 28; order to rebuilt mill, burnt down in 1813, 73.

Residence: 2, 31, 52, 77; Provost of Oriel [College Oxford, Oxfordshire] not to be liable for fines for non-residence, 82.

Roll of Chapter: 1-2, 30-21, 30-31, 40-41, 50-51, 63-64, 76-77.

Rolvenden: permission to mortgage vicarage, 86.

Roman Catholics: petitions to both Houses of Parliament protesting against the unlimited repeal of the restrictive laws now in force against the Roman Catholics..., 15.

Sand: request to dig, for ballast in Ten Gun field, Frindsbury, 47.

School: admissions: 32, 41, 52, 64; exhibition: Henry Wright to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 12; salaries: quarterly stipends to be paid only to those scholars on the list, 36.

Steward and Counsel: resignation of Henry Dampier on his elevation to the King's Bench; appointment of Robert Marsham [cf. Mersham] 1813, 23-24.

Strood: donation towards rebuilding church, 13.

Surveys: order to survey Wouldham manor, Reed [cf. Rede] Court, Frindsbury, Icknor Farm, Stockbury, parsonages of Thanet St. Giles, Woodnesborough, Hoo [St. Werburgh] , Bearsted, Boughton Monchelsea and Rolvenden, 11-12; Boxley parsonage, Goudhurst manor and lands in High Halstow, 29; lands and premises in Marden, Boughton Monchelsea parsonage, Cardens Manor, Cliffe, 45-46; houses in New Bridge Street, London, 53; Leatherhead, Surrey parsonage and Wateringbury glebe, 68; order to give details (specified) in surveys, 83.

Thames and Medway Canal Co.: project abandoned land repurchased, 10-11 (30 November 1812); report on value of, 54; negotiations concerning valuation of, referred to Dean and resident prebendary, 58-59; revised rent for repurchased land, 82.

Timber: order to survey, for repairs at: Chart next Sutton parsonage, 60; Chatham, to rebuild a house, 42; Cuddington, Buckinghamshire 25; West Farleigh parsonage, 59; High Halstow, 47; Hoo [St. Werburgh] parsonage, 33; Marden, Lake Barn, 25; 43; Southfleet, 33-34; order to investigate asserted illegal felling in Blaze Wood, Aylesford, 48; order to mark timber tellers there, 53.

Verger and subsacrist: Richard Puplett 1813, 18-19

Waterworks: conditions of new lease, 5; water rent for a house, 5.

Wickham tithe portion: order to ascertain the Earl of Darnley's rights to the tithe from woodland in Strood, 10.

DRc/Ac 10/38

Arrears of Rent: order to proceed against Vintners Co., 16; and lessees of Hoo [St. Werburgh] and Stockbury parsonages, 28.

Ashford: refusal to participate in a tithe dispute between the vicar and the lessee, 63.

St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester, Knight's Charity: widows nominated, 20.

Brenchley: application for production of endowment deed, 65.

Brick: order to rebuild in, 61-62.

Chalk, brickearth and gravel: application to dig, in Frindsbury, 29, 64.

Chapter procedure: Dean's consent to business dealt with in his absence, 33, 71, 84; renewal of leases after the separation of Chapter, 9, 29, 39, 67, 81, 94.

Charlotte, Princess: resolution to present an address of condolence to George, the Prince Regent on the death of his daughter, 38.

Charlotte Sophia: resolution to present an address of condolence to George, the Prince Regent on the death of his mother, 63-64.

Chatham: order to advertise property to let, 59; site granted for a parochial church or chapel, 67.

Choristers: Edward Noakes, 3; George Cox, 43; Thomas Down, 72; Thomas Whiffen, 85.

Clergy Orphan Society: donation to, 76.

[Manorial] Courts: 6. Darenth: consent to yield up possession of a piece of land, 27; permission to add part of the manor wasteland to the churchyard, 36.

Deanery road: order to the lessee of a tenement to replace a fence and stop all doors and gates on to the road, 67; covenant relating to this and covering various nuisances to be inserted in leases of property backing onto the Deanery, 73.

Election of Officers, 12, 32, 56, 83.

Episcopal patent: Diocesan Registrar: Walker King and James King 1819, 73.

Fee Farm rents: collector, William Reeves 1816, 4.

Fine: reduction of, on account of lessee's impoverished state, 39-40.

Gravel: 29; order to treat with Chalk Turnpike Trustees about their application to dig, on Hawkins Farm, Frindsbury, 49-50.

Haddenham, Buckinghamshire: proposal to enclose, 36-37; 100-101. Haddenham, Cuddington and Kingsey, Buckinghamshire: report of Mr. Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] on the state of, 93, 94-102.

Leatherhead, Surrey: permission to mortgage living to pay for repairs, 85.

Minor Canons: Henry Morgan Say 1819, 68; Edward Mott Allfree 1819, 89.

Options: explanation of rules relating to, 17.

Pensions: recovery of arrears, 92.

Poor Relief: application by the parishes of Strood, and St. Margaret and Nicholas, Rochester that paupers chargeable on them might be maintained by the Precinct refused on the grounds that the Precinct is not amenable to the provisions of the poor laws , 23.

Presentations

Haddenham, Buckinghamshire: Joseph Hollis to be allowed an exchange when a suitable living falls vacant 1816, 18;

Halling: Samuel Browne 1816, 14;

Hartlip: Thomas Pearce represented and allowed to hold it in plurality with the sinecure rectory of Mareston 1816, 13; Thomas Pearce represented and allowed to hold it in plurality with Folkestone 1818, 45;

Kingsdown with Maplescombe: George Strahan [cf. Strachan] 1819, 85;

Sutton at Hone: George Strahan 1818, 43-44; Edward Copleston 1819, 88;

Sutton Valence and East Sutton chapel: Henry Morgan Say 1819, 88;

Procurators in Convocation: Thomas Willis and Jacob Marsham [cf. Mersham] 1818, 53-54.

Repairs: repair fund to be set up, 28; Dean and prebendary in residence to give direction when they receive the report on the state of the outbuildings of Stockbury parsonage, 91-92; order to repair premises in Rochester, 24, 50, 65-66.

Residence: 12, 32, 56, 83.

Roads: agreed exchange of land to avoid the ascent of Chatham Hill in the construction of the new road from Luton to Chatham, 74; subscription towards the improvement of Four Elms Road, Frindsbury, 87.

Roll of Chapter: 1-2, 11-12, 21-22, 31-32, 42-43, 55-56, 70-71, 82-83.

Sand and Earth: application to dig, for ballast in Frindsbury, 38-39, 64.

School: admissions: 3, 13, 22, 32, 43, 57, 71, 84; exhibitions: Miles Cooper to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 24; John Benjamin Jones to Exeter College, Oxford, Oxfordshire 72; staff: Under Master, Edward Mott Allfree 1819, 88.

Surveys: order to survey Darenth manor and parsonage, West Peckham and West Farleigh glebe lands, and the lands from which Malmains [cf. Malmaines] and Tudors tithe portions issue, 19; premises in Rochester, 19, 24; Noke Farm, Frindsbury, Cuddington (Buckinghamshire) estate and Leatherhead, Surrey glebe land, 43; land in Frindsbury required by the Thames and Medway Canal Co., but only at the cost of the company, 58-59; Sutton Valence parsonage, 59.

Terrier: endorsement demanding the production of, to be discontinued, 74.

Thames and Medway Canal Co.: 58-59; refusal to accept company's offer for land in Frindsbury, 68; Chapter clerk empowered to negotiate with company, 92.

Timber: felling at Frindsbury, 66; regulations concerning allowances of top and top not to apply to Darenth wood, 78; order to survey, for repairs at: Boughton Monchelsea parsonage, 14; Cliffe, 34; Denton Court, 67; Frindsbury manor house, 38; cottage at Noke Farm, 87-88; Goudhurst parsonage, 66; Hartlip parsonage, 80; Hoo [St. Werburgh], Allhallows parsonage, 23; Marden, 34, Stockbury parsonage, 92; Sutton Valence parsonage, fences and new gates, 19; Wilmington, Stonehill manor, 73; Wouldham manor farm, 102.

DRc/Ac 10/39

Arrears of Rent: Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] manor corn rents, 13, 34.

Attorney, Power of: to receive dividends on 3 per cent reduced stock, 21.

Ballast: application to dig, at Upnor, 44; report, 56.

St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester, Knight's charity: steward and receiver, William Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] 1821, 32; order to pay expenses of charity, 32.

Boundaries: order to inspect insufficient, marks in the Isle of Grain, High Halstow, Cardens Manor, Cliffe, Frindsbury and Cooling, 68-69.

Brickearth: application to dig, at Denton, 7, 30.

Chapter Clerk: resignation of William Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] and appointment of William Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] and his nephew Edward Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] 1820, 14-15.

Chapter Procedure: Dean's consent to business dealt with in his absence, 4; renewal of lease after the separation of Chapter, 16, 35, 50, 60, 71, 82, 92.

Chatham: donation towards Communion plate for new church, 44.

Choristers: Henry Smith, 5; William Howard and Charles Burnett, 20; George Chambers, 52-53; Thomas French, junior, 84.

Cliffe, Priors Hall: rent for marshes reduced because of depreciation, 78.

Communication: proposed between Yantlet Creek, Gain and Colemouth, Stoke, 79-80, 81.

[Manorial] Courts: 63.

Denton: 7, 30; claim to lands there by episcopal lessees, 44, 56, 70, 13, 70.

Election of Officers: 19, 73.

Enclosure: Frindsbury salt marshes, 82; allowed at Hog Hill on Moathall manor, Bearsted, 80, 81.

Episcopal leases: refusal to confirm a third concurrent lease of Bromley parsonage, 24-25; lease confirmed, 53; leases of Dartford manor and parsonage, 63; and St. Margaret's parsonage, Rochester confirmed, 29-30.

Frindsbury: request for abatement of rent of land repurchased from the Thames and Medway Canal Co., 81.

Gamekeepers: Sharsted [cf. Shawstead] and Lidsing [cf. Lydsing], 44; Cannons Court, Wateringbury: Walter Jones 1821, 54; Wouldham: John Selby 1823, 85.

Glebe land: wrongful sale of, in Ashford, 7, 12-13, 35, 43, 45, 56; Pope Mead, Boughton Monchelsea, 30, 43.

Haddenham, Cuddington and Kingsey, Buckinghamshire: entries of Mr. Twopenny [cf. Twopeny]'s report on, to be made in the Chapter Book and the Dean's book; to make second journey; and to ascertain annual value of estate, 13; second report, 16-17; present of £200 guineas for survey, 29; report, 56.

Lay clerks George Woodhatch 1823, 84.

Leatherhead, Surrey: claim for part of vicarial premises, 45; report, 56.

Maidstone: donation towards new church, 80.

Maps: order to map church estates, 45; order to negotiate for purchase of maps of Coxheath enclosure, Boughton Monchelsea (See DRc/P3 A-C) 45, 57.

Organist: salary increased, 21.

West Peckham: order to investigate a claim for exemption from tithe and renewal of parsonage lease, 91.

Pensions: order to pay arrears, 26.

Poor rate: assessment of for St. Nicholas, Rochester; Chapter's refusal to interfere, 57.

Precinct: consent to removal of dilapidated house in, 85.

Presentations

Boughton Monchelsea: John Daniel Haslewood 1823, 85;
East Farleigh: Robert Stevens 1820, 20-21;
Strood: refusal to allow James Lynn to hold Strood curacy in plurality as the benefice is required for a minor canon with a numerous family 1820, 12; complaint about, 45-49; refusal of the Archbishop of York to allow James Lynn to hold Strood curacy in plurality with Caldbeck rectory, Carlisle, Cumberland 49.

Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire: donation toward a new church, 81.

Procurators in Convocation: Thomas Willis and Hon. Jacob Marsham [cf. Mersham] 1820, 1-2.

Renewals: 91.

Repairs: part of covenant regarding rescinded, 22; refusal to repair Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] manor pound, 91; Chatham, 91.

Residence: 19, 73.

Roads: proposed exchange at Denton, 13, 70.

Rochester, St. Margaret: proposed removal of parsonage to more convenient buildings, 69.

Roll of Chapter: 3-4, 18-19, 36-37, 51-52, 61-63, 72-73, 83-84.

School: admissions: 5, 19-20, 37, 63, 74, 84; exhibitions: Edward Wortham to Magdalen College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 21; Henry Cooper to St. John's College, Cambridge, 53; David Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] to Oriel College, Oxford, Oxfordshire 24.

Steward and Counsel: John Lucius Dampier 1821, 53.

Surveys: report to Wardens marsh, Gillingham where the Medway has for some time past broken in.... and repeatedly washed over the land , 31, 42; Moathall parsonage, Bearsted, 81.

Thames and Medway Canal Co.: lessees of Frindsbury manor farm empowered to seek compensation for damage caused by, 33-34; sale of Strood marsh to, 57-58.

Timber: order to survey, for repairs at: Bearsted, Moathall, 79, 80; Frindsbury, Reed [cf. Rede] Court Farm, 43; Lamberhurst parsonage, 60; Sittingbourne, 60; Strood, 76; Wilmington, Stonehill manor, 55; Woodnesborough parsonage, 15; woodland grubbed at Luton, Chatham, 56-57; illegal felling of underwood at Shawstead [cf. Sharsted], 91.

Tithe: order to investigate from whence the Combe and Monken Barn portions issue, 83; lease of Wickham portion to be altered, 34; recovery of, mentioned, 45-49.

Trespass: order to investigate, at Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] manor, 10-11; report, 57; report on, at Badmonden manor, Horsmonden, 22, 42; order to investigate, at Wateringbury, 22-23; report, 41-42.

Valuation: re-estimation of value of Wouldham manor farm, 9-10.

Wateringbury: exchange of land in, 70; purchase of parsonage, 82.

DRc/Ac 10/40 Accounts: audit postponed, 77.

Archdeacon Law: testimony on death of, to be registered in the Red Book, 84.

Ashford: donation towards enlargement of church, 80.

St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester, Knight's charity; steward and receiver, William Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] 1825, 48; Edward Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] 1826, 77; widows nominated: 11; order to pay charity expenses, 48-49.

Brickearth; arrangements for digging, 79.

Chalk: application to dig, on Wouldham manor, 19, 27; arrears of rent for liberty to dig, in Frindsbury, 28.

Chapter procedure: renewal of leases after the separation of Chapter, 10, 20, 29, 38, 49, 58, 61, 79.

Chatham: gift of picture for altar piece, 76.

Choristers: Henry Bourne, John Balcomb, James Balcomb and William Miles, 41; James Downes and William Smith, 66.

Churches: Society for Promoting the Building and Enlarging of: donation to, 18.

Clerk of Works: gratuities to, 48, 77.

Cliffe, Priors Hall: reduction and increase of rent, 26; lease renewed without fine, 68-69; surrender of under-lease accepted, 81.

Dotation charter: request to peruse with a view to producing it in a court claim relating to tolls in the City, 58-59.

Election of Officers: 2, 22, 40, 64, 84.

Episcopal patents: Diocesan Apparitor: James Gould 1823, 5; Chancellor and Vicar General: Stephen Lushington 1826, 56.

Finance: powers of attorney for sale of stock, 26, 77, 80; sale of stock, 31.

Fines: abated because of poverty, 24; wrongly charge; to be repaid, 74-75.

Hoo [St. Werburgh]: demolition of parsonage, 27.

Leatherhead, Surrey: donation towards improvement of chancel, 28-29.

Minor Canons: John Witherston 1825, 44; resignation of Henry Morgan Say 1825, 42.

West Peckham: tithe, 73-74.

Precinct: inquest by County Coroner in, to be defended by the Chapter against the claims of the City of Rochester, 45.

Presentations:

Ashford: Thomas Wood 1826, 66;
Darenth: John Eveleigh 1823, 6;
Haddenham, Buckinghamshire: John Willis 1826, 66;
Halling: Hon. Jacob Marsham [cf. Mersham] or William Henry Drage if he refuses 1824, 19-20*;

* Henry Drage presented.

Kingsdown with Maplescombe: Samuel Browne 1824, 19;
Kingsey, Buckinghamshire: John Gay Copleston 1827, 80;
Sutton Valence: Henry Morgan Say permitted to hold it in plurality with Ewerne Minster, Bristol 1823, 4.

Procurators in Convocation: Thomas Willis and Hon. Jacob Marsham [cf. Mersham] 1826, 63.

Prosecution: for stealing lead from the church, 4.

Repairs: cathedral, 25; sale of stock for, 31-32, loans from Dean and prebendaries to pay for, 47-48, 55-56, 69-70; Cannons Court, Wateringbury, request for help to, 58.

Residence: 2, 23, 40-41, 64.

Rochester: recovery of land in St. Margaret's Street, 9-10; alleged lease of land, 28; granted in error, 59.

Roll of Chapter: 1-12, 12-13, 21-22, 30-31, 39-40, 50-51, 64-64.

School: admissions: 3, 13, 23, 31, 51, 66; exhibitions: Edward Allfree to St. John's College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 53; John Griffiths to Wadham College, Oxford, Oxfordshire 20; staff: Master, Daniel Francis Warner 1825, 43.

Survey: order to, Priors Hall marshes, Cliffe, 81.

Sutton Valence: permission to rebuild church, 24; donation for, 28.

Thames and Medway Canal Co.: compensation for injury to church estate, 59, 79.

Timber: order to survey for repairs at: Frindsbury manor farm, 46; Hartlip parsonage, 44; Wouldham manor farm, 46.

[Weather] Vane: lent to Lord Jersey for his [Rochester] castle, 75.

Verger: gratuities to, 48, 77.

Wateringbury: donation towards enlargement of church, 18; application to enclose wasteland, 58.

York, Duke of: address of condolence to be presented to King George III on the death of Prince Frederick, 82-83.
Date: 1808-1827
Quantity: 1 volume


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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

The Fabric of the Cathedral 1591-1900

Letter and receipted accounts. Rev. Walter Scott of Llanmartin Rectory, Newport, Monmouthshire [cf. Gwent, Wales] to the Dean and Chapter of Rochester: The altar rails and sedilia desk given as a memorial to his father, the late Dean, Robert Scott.

Includes letter from Dean S. Reynolds Hole at Derwent Water Hotel, Keswick, Cumberland, to A. Arnold, covering Scott's letter (DRc/Emf 64/1/1)

Date: 1889
Quantity: 5 items (paper)
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

The Fabric of the Cathedral 1591-1900

Letter and receipted accounts. Rev. Walter Scott of Llanmartin Rectory, Newport, Monmouthshire [cf. Gwent, Wales] to the Dean and Chapter of Rochester: The altar rails and sedilia desk given as a memorial to his father, the late Dean, Robert Scott.

Includes letter from Dean S. Reynolds Hole at Derwent Water Hotel, Keswick, Cumberland, to A. Arnold, covering Scott's letter (DRc/Emf 64/1/1)

Date: 1889
Quantity: 5 items (paper)
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Finance records: treasurer

Treasurers' books 1548-1913 (DRc/FTb 1-243)

Each book is as a general rule divided up as follows: salaries paid to the Dean, prebendaries, minor canons, lay readers, choirmaster, organist, choristers, King's scholars, officers, stewards, counsellor, bailiff, and other church officers; the royal subsidy and annuity; pensions to the clergy; episcopal fees (exenia); alms; reparations to the fabric of the cathedral; exhibitions for King's scholars; expenses at law: extraordinary expenses and highway repair; necessaries; wood for fuel; carriage; and other items.

Giving lists of names and signatures of recipients arranged under headings as per cathedral officers, canons, prebends, choristers, paupers [beadsmen?] and pupils of the Cathedral Grammar School.

Treasurer's book - Thomas Sprat [cf. Spratt]

Includes expenses incurred in restoring the cathedral, pp.45-46

Includes 6d alms given to James Patten [cf. Patton] a poor disbanded soldier from Ireland, 15 January 1720

Includes 2s alms given to Hannah and Mary Jones, 2 poor Palatines [cf. Palatinate, Germany]; true objects of charity, 28 January 1720

Includes 2s 6d alms given to Jane Stanley a poor distressed widow with 5 children with a pass from Londonderry in Ireland, 11 February 1720

Includes 1s alms given to Ann Bannister with two children with a pass from Topsham in the county of Devonshire, 12 February 1720

Includes 10s alms given to Mary Harding widow of Mr. John Harding, clerk, and Elizabeth Jackson, widow of the parish of Hall-Sutton [sic,] sufferers by an inundation of water, and very great objects of charity, 22 February 1720

Includes 1s alms given to William Egbard and John Gwilier, with a pass from Limerick in Ireland for their passing to Frankfurt (Francfort) in Germany, 14 March 1720

Includes 5s alms given to Eleanor Stewart [cf. Steward, Stuart], a poor widow with 5 children, who, in her passage from Boston [Massachusetts, New England, America], with a design to settle in London, was cast away; and left in a very poor wretched condition, 25 March 1720

Includes 1s alms given to John Skelton from Dublin [Ireland], discharged from His Majesty's service, 6 April 1720

Includes 6d alms given to Thomas Bridge with a pass from Whitehaven in the county of Cumberland, 12 April 1720

Includes 1s 6d alms given to J. Churchill of Petworth in the county of Sussex, a poor sufferer by fire, 12 May 1720

Includes 1s alms given to Thomas Binning, Thomas Davis and Richard Tubb, three sick and hurt seamen who being cured at the hospital of Deal, were sent to their ship with a certificate under the hand of Edward St. Leger, 16 May 1720

Includes 1s alms given to Thomas Thompson late a prisoner in Spain, and set at liberty upon the Kink of Spain's signing the Quadruple Alliance, 3 June 1720

Includes 6d alms given to Anthony Frances, a native of Leghorn, who had been a slave in Algiers (Algier) [cf. Sally, Algeria, Africa, Barbary], 30 June 1720

Includes 1s 6d alms given to Thomas Cotatin and Nicholas de la Rie and several other Frenchmen [cf. France] with a French pass, 14 July 1720

Includes 1s alms given to Mary Flasbeck, a poor Dutch [cf. Holland/Netherlands] widow in distress, 28 August 1720

Includes 1s alms given to one Catherine Gunnell a poor widow from Hamburg [Schleswig Holstein, Germany] in great want, 1 September 1720

Includes 1s alms given to Philip Martell and Elias Lucy, with a certificate from the mayor of Dover to pass to the Isle of Jersey, 31 October 1720

Includes alms given to numerous named discharged, disbanded, maimed, sick and poor soldiers and seamen, passim

Latin and English.

Date: 1719-1720
Quantity: 1 booklet/63pp used
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Finance records: treasurer

Treasurers' books 1548-1913 (DRc/FTb 1-243)

Each book is as a general rule divided up as follows: salaries paid to the Dean, prebendaries, minor canons, lay readers, choirmaster, organist, choristers, King's scholars, officers, stewards, counsellor, bailiff, and other church officers; the royal subsidy and annuity; pensions to the clergy; episcopal fees (exenia); alms; reparations to the fabric of the cathedral; exhibitions for King's scholars; expenses at law: extraordinary expenses and highway repair; necessaries; wood for fuel; carriage; and other items.

Giving lists of names and signatures of recipients arranged under headings as per cathedral officers, canons, prebends, choristers, paupers [beadsmen?] and pupils of the Cathedral Grammar School.

Treasurer's book - Edmund Barrell.

Includes expenses for restoration of cathedral, p.43

Includes 8s alms given to Mary Nicholson, who with her husband and 5 children (homeward bound from Ireland) were cast away; she and her 5 children were preserved by a ship in company with them and set on shore at Whitehaven [Cumberland]; and to Edward Howard and his wife with a young child in her arms; eight shillings to them all, 3 December 1720

Includes 2s alms given to six poor French sailors, viz. Philip Freman, Nicholas Oraie, Laurence Adam, Giles Buy, John Lenoir and Tarquin Vincent, 3 December 1720

Includes 3s alms given to Rebecca Jones, and her sister Anne Bannister with four children, cast away in their passage to Boston in [Massachusetts] New England, and in a very distressed condition, with a pass from Topsham in the county of Cornwall (Cornwell) [sic, i.e. Devon], 9 December 1720

Includes 1s alms given to Francis Richard, a poor Switzer [i.e. Swiss; cf. Switzerland], with his wife Magdalene, 11 January 1721

Includes 1s alms given to one Peter Bruckner, a poor scholar, with a testimonium [cf. testimonial] from Basel (Basil) [cf. Basle] in Switzerland, 14 February 1721

Includes 2s 6d alms given to Frederick Burgeois with a testimonium from the pastors of Basel (Basil) [cf. Basle] in Switzerland, 23 February 1721

Includes 1s alms given to Peter Steward [cf. Stewart, Stuart] and John Steward that had been slaves 3 years in Barbary [cf. Africa, Algiers, Algeria, Sally], 12 May 1721

Includes 1s 6d alms given to 6 Frenchmen shipwrecked on the coast of Ireland with a pass signed Chammord, who took care of the affairs of France at the court of England, 13 June 1721

Includes 6d alms given to Richard Wilson, a poor sailor, that had been taken by a privateer and being turned adrift, was fortunately taken into a ship that came by, and set on shore, 20 May 1721

Includes 1s alms given to 2 Arabians [cf. Arabs, Arabia] that had been taken by the Algerines [cf. Algiers, Sally, Algeria, Barbary, Africa], 5 August 1721

Includes 6d alms given to one John Andrews with a pass from Brussels; signed William Leathes, His Majesty's Resident at Brussels [Belgium], 14 August 1721

Includes 6d alms given to William Redfern of Ashford in the parish of Bakewell in Derbyshire who coming into Kent for harvest-work, fell sick, and was disabled to work, 13 September 1721

Includes 6d alms given to Antonio Fristo with a pass from Hastings in Sussex, 20 September 1721

Includes 2s 6d alms given to John Richardson, a poor scholar, formerly of Harthall in Oxford [Oxfordshire], 5 October 1721

Includes 2s 6d alms given to one in the habit of a gentleman, who applied to me with a paper subscribed after this manner: ego Don Antonius Feducia, et agliati, nobilis eques miles ex insula Malte [cf. Malta, Melita] venio ad supplicandum vestram revertiam, etc., 5 October 1721

Includes 2s 6d alms given to 2 poor women and 2 small children from Frankfurt (Frankford) in Germany, in a very wretched, poor condition, 13 October 1721

Includes 2s 6d alms given to Josepho Segaldo, an Italian [cf. Italy] and a valet de chambre [archivist's italics] who was left sick here in England by his master, 2 November 1721

Includes 2s 6d alms given to John Turner, rector of Coverham [North Riding, Yorkshire], in a very poor condition, 18 November 1721

Latin and English.

File updated by Borough Archivist, Medway Council 16 July 2001.

Date: 1720-1721
Quantity: 1 booklet/65pp. used
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Treasurer's bills and vouchers 1552-1867 (DRc/FTv 1-231)

Treasurer's Vouchers, comprising beadsmen's receipts, receipts for payment of bishop's Xenium for visitation, bills for tradesmen’s work, bills for liturgical and sacramental supplies, bills for candles and tapers, bills for communion wine, bills for stationery, bills for giving of sermons, lists of quitrents and tenants, receipts for litigation and legal opinions, accounts of alms distributed, receipts for payments of Land Tax, receipts for water supplies, parish clergy pension receipts, receipts for alms disbursed, receipts for apprenticeship agreements for children apprenticed out by the Dean and Chapter, receipts for officers' salaries and maintenance of children (foundlings) in the care of the cathedral.

Includes bill from Edward Boulton for scoring music, settled 4 July 1746 (DRc FTv/95/1);

Includes receipt for payment of Land Tax and Window Tax paid on Minor Canon Row, 21 October 1746 (DRc FTv/95/6);

Includes bill from George Sherwood, attorney, in case against Earl of Aylesford, settled 10 June 1746 (DRc FTv/95/20);

Includes letter from William Farrant asking for timber for fore gate and posts, addressed to Mr. [Edmund] Barrell at Sutton [Valence], 21 March 1745/1746 (DRc FTv/95/32);

Includes bill from a Mr. Altham for prosecuting case against James Hales for striking Rev. Ralph Bishop in Rochester Cathedral, settled 18 November 1746 (DRc FTv/95/33);

Includes bill from Joseph Chubb, carpenter, for marking and measuring timber at Bearsted, Rede Court Farm, Strood, Darenth (Darn) Heath Woods, Sharsted (Shasted) [cf. Shawstead] and Monks' Wood, Wouldham 14 December 1745 (DRc FTv/95/34);

Includes bill from Benjamin Dodd [cf. Dod], bookseller, for books of Common Prayer settled 16 September 1746 (DRc FTv/95/35);

Includes bill from James Higgins for making John James, verger's gown, settled 27 August 1746 (DRc FTv/95/37);

Includes bill from Richard Boulton [cf. Bolton] for scoring music, settled 19 August 1746 (DRc FTv/95/38);

Includes receipt for payment from Gerard Smith for tuning the organ, 8 August 1746 (DRc FTv/95/39);

Includes bill from George Lawrance for ringing in celebration of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland's victory at Culloden, Nairnshire, Scotland [16 April 1746] on 29 May 1746, settled 25 June 1746 (DRc FTv/95/46);

Includes bill from Thomas Penn for iron work done to the Vines stiles, etc., settled 12 December 1745 (DRc FTv/95/51);

Includes receipt from Lewis Marks for payment for binding cathedral registers, 9 June 1746 (DRc FTv/95/53);

Includes bill from John Cable for finishing the Great Drain, settled 13 December 1745 (DRc FTv/95/55);

Includes bill from John Cable for carrying away materials resulting from the demolition of the gateway and building the drain, settled 13 December 1745 (DRc FTv/95/56);

Includes bill from John Parr for paving in front of the Grammar School, settled 19 December 1745 (DRc FTv/95/58)


Date: 1745-1746
Quantity: 1 bundle/59 items
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Licence to alienate in mortmain 1307

King Edward I to Nicholas de Ores:

Licence for Nicholas de Ores to alienate a messuage, 130 acres land, 70 acres marsh, 9 acres l rood meadowland, 28s. 6d. annual rent, 6 bushels of barley, 1 cock, 15 hens, 160 eggs and 4 casks with appurtenances in Frindsbury to Rochester priory.

Endorsements:

1. N. 33.
2.f
3. Carta de Ores [14th Century]
4. Carta de Hores [14th Century]
5. Anno 35 [14th Century]
6. Manerium de Frindsbury [17th Century]

The King at Carlisle, Cumberland.

Fine impression of the great seal of King Edward I lacking only the greater part of the left hand outer edge.

Obverse: The king crowned and seated on his throne holding the orb in his right hand and in his left the sceptre. His feet rest on two small animals and there are two dogs supporting or jumping up at the lower part of the throne. The legend reads:- [......... ] EDWARDUS: DEI: GRACIA: REX: ANGLIE: DOMINUS: H [....]

Reverse: The king on horseback, armoured, visored and crowned bearing in his right hand a sword uplifted and in his left a shield with the three leopards of England. The horse is caparisoned and bears the same arms. The legend reads:- [........ ] EX: ANGLIE: DOMINUS: HYBERNIE: DUX: AQUITANIE [.................] The seal is attached to the document by the usual pink and green silk strings.

Latin.
Date: 28 May 1307
Quantity: 1 item


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Marriage Licences

(i) Wilfred Robinson of Threlkeld, Cumberland, bachelor

(ii) Barbara Joan Cadd of Darenth, spinster


Date: 16 Aug. 1944
Quantity: 1 item
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Rainham parish records

Rates

Rates and accounts

[Includes £23 11s. 6d. for casting new bell 1731, payment for 5 ringing days when the King was on the road 1740, payment for ringing on the Duke of Cumberland’s complete victory over the rebels 27 April 1745 on the King of Prussia’s * Victories over the French ** 1747, 1759, and on the King’s Coronation 29 May 1761; payments for 1500 bricks, 2 loads of sand and 100 paving tiles 1749 and for a prayer for the Queen 231 September 1783]

[* cf. Germany and Poland; ** France]

File updated by Borough Archivist 30 January 2003.

Date: 1728 - 1786
Quantity: 1 volume
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Rates

Assessments and disbursements [includes payments for binding church bible 1696, setting up the ‘diall’ 1702 and ‘vaen’ 1705, re-roofing the church 1705, putting a lock on the church door 1708, a prayer for the Duke of Cumberland and an Act re. horned cattle 1746, and the minister’s annual dinner; at back, disbursements to the poor c.1747 and page of rough calculations and writing practice; cover formed from lease 1676]


Date: 1696 - 1708, 1736, 1745
Quantity: 1 small volume
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Schools 1879-1953

Loose accounts and financial correspondence relating to maintenance of fabric, subscriptions and rent of flat

Including letters from R. Heath, 6 Beatty Road, Bromsty, Whitehaven, Cumberland and Aimee Heath of various addresses, reference flat rent


Date: 1937 - 1946
Quantity: 231 pages
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Artwork for design of posters or tickets for grand draw at Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne, in aid of Mid-Kent Youth and Community Centre, prizes comprising hamper of wines and spirits to value of at least £100, British Anzani outboard motor and weekend for two at Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth, Hampshire.
Date: cMay 1972
Quantity: 1 booklet
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E.H. Couchman collection of postcards, photographs, ephemera and manuscripts pertaining to the history of the Medway Towns (Rochester, Strood, Chatham and Brompton (later Gillingham)) and Gillingham, Rainham, Gravesend, Dickens’ Country, the Lower Medway Valley and the Hoo Peninsula 1680-1993 [1994].

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Chatham volume 6:
Royal Naval Barracks or HMS Pembroke, Chatham, [cf. Brompton, Gillingham], Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham [cf. Gillingham] and Royal Naval Memorial, Great Lines, Chatham [cf. Gillingham]

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Gillingham, Main Entrance, Royal Naval Barracks (Showing Section) comprising view of main gate looking east through entrance from point in carriageway outside entrance at junction of Dock Road, Pembroke Road [subsequently Maritime Way] and Central Avenue, showing in foreground junction, in middle-ground gateway and iron railings and in distance, left to right, continuation of Central Avenue, horse-drawn vehicle, accommodation blocks and Wardroom. Street scene shows cannon and woman with perambulator. On rear, message from Elizabeth (Bess) [-] to Miss May Davey, 45 Richmond Buildings, Brighton, Sussex, describing visit to Medway Towns, soldiers and sailors marching from church, award of medals to two soldiers or sailors and walk to castle and cathedral. Postmarked Chatham 27 September 1907. DE402/19/p.1 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Main Entrance, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising view of main gate looking east through entrance from point in carriageway outside entrance at junction of Dock Road, Pembroke Road [subsequently Maritime Way] and Central Avenue, showing in foreground junction, in middle-ground gateway, wrought iron canopies, lamps and iron railings and in distance, left to right, Commodore’s House, continuation of Central Avenue and accommodation blocks. Street scene shows in foreground, junior ratings in square rig and attendant and cannons and in middle-distance naval gun, cannon and ships’ figureheads, that on the left being from HMS Royal Adelaide. c.1905 DE402/19/p.1 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham, the Main Entrance comprising view of main gate looking north-east through entrance from point in carriageway outside and slightly to south at junction of Dock Road, Pembroke Road [subsequently Maritime Way] and Central Avenue, showing in foreground junction, in middle-ground gateway and iron railings and in left middle-distance, left to right, Guard House and Commodore’s House. Street scene shows in foreground junior ratings in square rig and cannons, in middle-distance squad of sailors also in square rig and figurehead of HMS Royal Adelaide and in distance through right-hand arch horse-drawn vehicle. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1910 DE402/19/p.2 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising view of Central Avenue looking east from point inside main entrance, showing in foreground junction of Central Avenue and North Road [subsequently Pembroke Road] and figurehead of HMS Royal Adelaide flanked by two junior ratings in square rig both looking at camera, in middle ground and distance Central Avenue lined with trees, in left middle-distance Commodore’s House, in right middle distance Wardroom and in right distance accommodation blocks. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1910 DE402/19/p.2 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising view of main gate looking north-east through entrance from point in carriageway outside and slightly to south at junction of Dock Road, Pembroke Road [subsequently Maritime Way] and Central Avenue, showing in foreground junction, in middle-ground gateway and iron railings and in middle-distance, left to right, Guard House, Commodore’s House and continuation of Central Avenue. Street scene shows in foreground cannons, cannon balls, horse manure and two junior ratings in square rig and in middle-distance figurehead of HMS Royal Adelaide. On rear, message from J.H[-] of Hawley House Hotel, Hawley Square, Margate to Miss V. Horne, c/o Mrs. Croft, Mill Cottage, Lynsted, Sittingbourne, discussing his work and circumstances. Postmarked Margate 5 August 1915. DE402/19/p.3

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Chatham Dockyard, HMS Pembroke comprising view of hulk of HMS Pembroke, formerly HMS Duncan, moored in no.2 basin, looking north-east towards starboard stern quarter, showing in foreground grass verge, fence and vessel, possibly third class cruiser, and in middle ground hulk and junior rating in white warm weather rig looking at camera. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to renaming of HMS Duncan as Pembroke in 1890 and its use as a depot ship. The Wellington Series, published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. Before 1903. DE402/19/p.4

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Indent issued by Naval Storekeeper at HM Dockyard, Chatham for articles received for use on board gunboat HMS Thrush by HRH Lieutenant Commander Prince George Frederick Ernest Albert of Wales KG, Royal Navy (RN) [subsequently King George V], commanding officer, and signed by him, 17 May 1890. Couchman’s accompanying notes explain these articles were issued at Chatham in respect of voyage to North America and West Indies. DE402/19/p.5

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham, the Barrack Church comprising view of northern side of St. George’s Church, HMS Pembroke looking south-west across adjacent gardens, showing in left middle ground memorial to French * prisoners of war from the Napoleonic Wars who died and were buried on St. Mary’s Island. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1910 DE402/19/p.6 (U)

[* cf. France]

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cutting from leaflet entitled This Week in Rochester Cathedral 29 November – 5 December 1981 comprising advertisement for gala concert in St. George’s Church by orchestra of Royal Marines on 14 December. DE402/19/p.6

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News, Evening Post and Strood St. Nicholas with St. Mary parish magazine comprising articles reporting removal of memorial plaques from St. George’s Church (Evening Post 12 May 1983), notice of closure of St. George’s Church (Evening Post 11 May 1983), use of font in St. George’s Church for laundry business and rat-catching in HMS Pembroke (Chatham News 12 August 1983) and notice of last service to be held at St. George’s Church on 7 August 1983 (parish magazine as above, volume 3, number 8, August 1983). DE402/19/p.7

Royal Naval Barracks and HM Dockyard, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising notice of closure of Royal Dockyard Church, Dock Road and reports on arrangements for subsequent use of St. Georges’ Church, HMS Pembroke August 1983 and February and November 1985. DE402/19/p.8

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising report on last service at St. Georges’ Church, HMS Pembroke 7 August 1983 (published 12 August 1983) and Medway Extra comprising report on last service at St. Georges’ Church, HMS Pembroke 7 August 1983 (published 5 August 1983) and This Week in Rochester Cathedral reporting speech on closure of dockyard and resulting unemployment, delivered to Diocesan Residential Synod by bishop of Rochester, 23 October 1983. DE402/19/p.9

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising reports on proposed new use of former St. Georges’ Church, HMS Pembroke, as a civic amenity, with photograph of east end, 17 January 1986 and 6 June 1986. DE402/19/p.10

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval barracks, Chatham, front view of the officers’ block comprising view of western elevations of Wardroom and flanking officer’s accommodation blocks, HMS Pembroke, looking east, showing in foreground monument to dead French * prisoners of war of the Napoleonic Wars and surrounding garden, in middle ground ramp leading to tennis courts, flag staff, in middle-distance croquet lawn and Officers’ Road and in distance wardroom and blocks as above. On rear, message from Caroline (Carrie) [-] to a Mrs. Senney, 48 Bassingham Road, Swaffield Road, Earlsfield, Wandsworth, London, discussing health and visiting arrangements. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to exhumation of remains of French PoWs and their removal along with memorial to present site in 1904. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. Postmarked Battersea, London SW 11 July 1912. DE402/19/p.11 (U)

[* cf. France]

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval barracks, Chatham, front view of the officers’ block comprising view of western elevations of Wardroom and flanking officer’s accommodation blocks, HMS Pembroke, looking east, showing in foreground monument to dead French * prisoners of war of the Napoleonic Wars and surrounding garden, in middle ground ramp leading to tennis courts, flag staff, in middle-distance croquet lawn and Officers’ Road and in distance wardroom and blocks as above. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1910 DE402/19/p.11 (L)

[* cf. France]

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Chatham Dockyard, French Prisoners’ Cemetery comprising view of memorial to dead French * prisoners of war of the Napoleonic Wars and surrounding garden, looking south, showing in foreground superimposed copy of inscription on tablet, in middle ground memorial, in distance pine tree, fence, bench and see-saw or carpenter’s equipment and in far distance building in Brompton Barracks. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to original erection of memorial on St.Mary’s Island, Brompton, in 1875 and inclusion among those commemorated on memorial of Russian * sailors who died from disease at Chatham. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1905 x c.1910 DE402/19/12

[* cf. Russia]

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Photocopy of article from Chatham Observer reporting opening of Royal Naval Barracks, 2 May 1903. Photocopied c.1980. DE402/19/p.13 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising view of western end of naval barracks, looking north-east from terrace overlooking western end of Cumberland Road, Brompton, showing in right foreground allotments in south-west corner of Brompton Barracks, in middle ground Cumberland Road and iron railings, in left middle-distance flag staff and Officers’ Road and in distance Wardroom and flanking officers’ accommodation blocks. Street scene shows three junior ratings in square rig. On rear, message from Richard (Dick) [-] to Miss Winifred Read, 47 Park Street, Southend on Sea, Essex, discussing visit to Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham [cf. Gillingham] and Hospital Church for Harvest Festival, mentioning presence of wounded sailors. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Photo Series, Rochester. Postmarked Gillingham 18 September 1917. DE402/19/p.13 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Naval Barracks, New Brompton comprising view of western end of naval barracks, looking north-east from Cumberland Road, Brompton, showing in right foreground bank or slope on northern side of Cumberland Road, in middle-ground tree, flag staff and Officers’ Road and in distance Wardroom and flanking officers’ accommodation blocks. On rear, message from B. L[-] to Miss H. Couchman, 66 Weston Road, Strood, offering it to her for her collection. Postmarked Chatham 2 October 1903. DE402/19/p.14 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising view of western end of naval barracks, looking north-east from terrace overlooking western end of Cumberland Road, Brompton, showing in right foreground allotments in south-west corner of Brompton Barracks, in middle ground Cumberland Road and iron railings, in left middle-distance flag staff and Officers’ Road and in distance Wardroom and flanking officers’ accommodation blocks. Street scene shows one pedestrian walking towards camera. On rear, message from Florence (Florrie) [-] to Miss Lily Emberson, 64 Sparsholt Road, Crouch Hill, London N., discussing travel arrangements. Published by Valentine. Postmarked Chatham 22 April 1916. Couchman’s accompanying notes indicate the exposure may date from 1907. DE402/19/p.14 (L)

[Reproduced by kind permission of Hallmark International]

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising view of western end of naval barracks, looking north-east from terrace overlooking western end of Cumberland Road, Brompton, showing in right foreground allotments in south-west corner of Brompton Barracks, in middle ground Cumberland Road, sentry box, brick pillars and iron railings, in left middle-distance gardens, flag staff and Officers’ Road and in distance Wardroom and flanking officers’ accommodation blocks. Published by G.E. Saywell, Gillingham. c.1917 DE402/19/p.15 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising view of western end of naval barracks, looking north-east from gardens adjoining Officers’ Road, showing in foreground lawn, in middle ground Officers’ Road and in distance Wardroom and flanking northern officers’ accommodation block. Scene in Officers’ Road shows naval rating in square rig and parked motor cars. Published by Valentine. c.1930 DE402/19/p.15 (L)

[Reproduced by kind permission of Hallmark International]

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cutting from Chatham News comprising article reporting proposed sale of Wardroom and officers’ accommodation blocks, HMS Pembroke, with photograph of same looking north-east from point at southern end of Officers’ Road. 19 August 1983 DE402/19/p.16

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled The Terrace, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising view of ratings’ accommodation blocks looking south-west from roof of drill shed, showing in right foreground roof and gable of drill shed, in left middle ground part of parade ground, in right middle ground canteen and cinema block, in middle distance terrace wall, staircase and Central Avenue and in distance, left to right, Nelson Block (western, middle and eastern ranges), rear of Wardroom and flanking northern officers’ accommodation block and in far distance east end of St. George’s Church. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to design and construction of HMS Pembroke 1897-1902. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., London, Aldershot (Hampshire) and Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1915 DE402/19/17 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled General View, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising view of ratings’ accommodation blocks looking north-east from upper storey of building standing above Cumberland Road, possible artificers’ training college (subsequently Collingwood Block), showing in right foreground bank and perimeter fence of Brompton Barracks and Cumberland Road, in middle ground iron railings and brick pillars separating Cumberland Road from HMS Pembroke and in distance South Road and left to right, Nelson, Anson and Duncan Blocks. Street scene shows pedestrians in Cumberland Road. On rear, message from Albert Morris to his mother Mrs. Morris, 17 Studds Lane, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, discussing travelling arrangement and train journey. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd. [Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers.] Postmarked [Chatha]m 6 December 1915. DE402/19/p.17 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled The Terrace, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising view of ratings’ accommodation blocks looking south-east from roof of drill sheds, showing in foreground central gable of drill sheds, in middle ground parade ground, staircase leading from parade ground to terrace and Central Avenue, in near distance Central Avenue and in distance, right to left, Anson Block (middle range and eastern range) and Duncan Block (western, middle and eastern ranges). On rear, message from John or James (Jack) Foxall of Block 3, Mess L, HMS Pembroke to his mother Mrs. Foxall, 86 Bow Road, London, discussing taking of test and visiting arrangements. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd. [Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers.] Postmarked Chatham 3 December 1915. [Mutilated] DE402/19/p.18 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham, The Terrace. Front View of Men’s Blocks comprising view of ratings’ accommodation blocks looking east-south-east, showing in foreground Central Avenue and trees and in middle ground, middle distance and distance, right to left, Nelson, Anson and Duncan Blocks. Street scene shows sailor in square rig and possibly petty officer in fore-and-aft rig. On rear, message from unsigned author to Ethel [-] describing accommodation blocks and explaining he has marked the picture to indicate where he is billeted i.e. western range, Anson Block. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., 2 Amen Corner, London c.1915 DE402/19/p.18 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham: One of the Barrack Bells, comprising view of brass bell, dolphin supporters, naval crown, bell rope and mounting, looking north from point between Anson Block and balustrade of Central Avenue towards section of balustrade above central staircase leading from Central Avenue and terrace to parade ground, showing in foreground bell and top stones of balustrade and in distance upper levels and clock tower of central block of drill sheds and offices. On rear, message from Edward (Ted) Peacock to his mother Mrs. M.A. Peacock, The Laurels, Junction Road, Warley, Essex, offering his apologies for not being able to visit her at Whitsun, as in duty party. Anson Block. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to erection of bell 1903, transfer to HMS Ganges, Shotley, Suffolk 1961 and its loss in 1976. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd. [Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers], Wellington Series. Postmarked Chatham 17 May 1904. DE4023/19/p.19 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising view of barrack block, possibly western range of Duncan Block, looking north-east from terrace above Cumberland Road, showing in foreground Cumberland Road, iron railings and brick pillars, in middle ground lawn and shed and in distance accommodation block. Street scene shows woman walking passed and looking at camera. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. c.1914 DE402/19/p.19 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham: Reception Room comprising interior view of senior and junior ratings’ guest room, looking across room diagonally, showing clockwise from left, leather sofa, wooden table and chairs, tiled fireplace and mantelpiece, doors, second leather sofa and round leather seat with parlour palm mounted in pot on top, electric lights and shade and walls hung with mirror and pictures. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1915 DE402/19/20 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham: Mess Room, Officers’ Quarters comprising interior view of Wardroom dining room, looking across room lengthways and diagonally, showing two long tables set for lunch or dinner and decorated with silver and stargazer lilies (species lillium orientalis), three civilian waiters looking at camera, carpets and wainscoting. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1915 DE402/19/20 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising view of parade ground looking east-north-east from western end of terrace alongside Central Avenue, showing in foreground left to right, part of cinema and canteen and staircase leading from terrace to parade ground, in middle ground and right distance parade ground and in distance drill sheds and clock tower. Scene in parade ground shows throng of junior ratings in square rig and stokers’ working rig. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1915 DE402/19/21 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham: Guard House, Going on Leave comprising view of Guard House looking west-north-west from point in Central Avenue slightly east of junction with North Road [subsequently Pembroke Road], towards Main Gate and exit to Dock Road and Pembroke Road, showing line of junior ratings in square rig entering building from right. Scene shows petty officers in attendance, gate cannons, cart, telegraph pole and in distance chimney. On rear, message from Sidney [-] of 79 Mess, Block II, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham to Mr. James (Jim) and Mrs. Daisy (Dais) Mills, 17 Walton Road, Folkestone, complaining he hasn’t received a letter, describing his training, a bread test and discussing his travel movements. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. Postmarked Chatham 15 July 1915. DE402/19/21 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham: Dockyard Entrance to Barracks comprising view of Dockyard Barrack Gate looking north-west across North Road towards Basin No. 3, showing in foreground metalled road and piles of rubble, in middle ground column of sailors in warm weather square rig marching through gate towards camera, in distance dockyard gate and wall and in far distance masts of warships in Basin No. 3. Wellington Series, Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1915 DE402/19/22 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham: Parade Ground, Mustering at Divisions comprising view parade ground looking east-north-east from staircase at western end of terrace alongside Central Avenue, showing in fore and middle grounds, left to right, junior ratings in warm weather square rig formed up in divisions facing camera, drill sheds, terrace wall and central staircase and in distance Sick Quarters. Couchman’s accompanying notes erroneously state the item is postmarked. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson Works, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1915 DE402/19/22 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham: Interior View of Canteen comprising longitudinal view of canteen showing petty officers, artificers and civilian workers sitting at tables, most looking at camera, smoking pipes and drinking beer. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson Works, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1903 DE402/19/23 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham: Petty Officers’ Canteen comprising interior view of canteen, looking from corner to corner, showing petty officers, artificers and stokers sitting at round tables, most looking at camera, smoking pipes and drinking beer. On rear, message from J. C[ulham?] to a Mr. [J.S.] Culham, Gayton, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, giving his ship’s deployment from Chatham via Sheerness to south of Ireland, Portland, Dorset to Norway and Sweden. Wellington Series, published by Gale and Polden Ltd. [Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers.] Dated and postmarked Chatham 15 March 1905. DE402/19/23 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled The Gymnasium, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising interior longitudinal view looking south from upper level, showing climbing frames on walls, end and side windows and mats, vaulting horses, ropes and other physical training equipment. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd. [Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers.] c.1909 DE402/19/24 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled A Barrack Room, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising interior longitudinal view of a junior ratings’ mess in Nelson, Anson or Duncan Block, showing, clockwise, floorboards, benches and tables with cooking equipment and slops buckets, window ledges and open wall cupboards, iron girders, kit stowage and slung hammock containing rating steadied and accompanied by group of ratings in stokers’ rig, all looking at camera. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1905 DE402/19/p.24 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham comprising interior longitudinal view of swimming bath, showing five ratings in pool, six ratings on diving platform at rear, two ratings in stokers’ rig standing at sides holding rope across pool and ratings looking on from side stalls, all facing camera. On rear, message from unsigned author [J. Culham?] to Mr. J.S. Culham, Gayton, King’s Lynn, Norfolk explaining has joined HMS Swiftsure after a journey including a bus ride from Liverpool Street Railway Station, London to London Bridge Railway Station, London, mentioning he saw the queen at King’s Lynn and stating he completed his swimming test in the pool. Wellington Series, published by Gale and Polden Ltd. [Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers.] Dated and postmarked Chatham 13 March 1905. DE402/19/p.25 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham: Recreation Room comprising interior longitudinal view of recreation room in either Nelson, Anson or Duncan Block, showing junior ratings in square rig or stokers’ rig sitting or standing by tables engaged in reading, some looking at camera, chess set on nearest table and pictures hanging on walls. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson Works, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1905 DE402/19/p.25 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham: Field Gun Drill comprising view of team of ratings in stokers’ rig, leggings and bandoliers under gaze of petty officers or artificers, manhandling gun barrel, breech block, carriage and wheels up wooded slope towards camera, looking downhill towards large building and wall, possibly on eastern perimeter of Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham, in south-west corner of Brompton Barracks or in vicinity of Royal Naval Armaments Depot, Upnor at Ordnance Plantation, Beacon Hill or Cockham Wood, all in Frindsbury Extra. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Nelson House, Portsmouth, Hampshire, printers. c.1905 DE402/19/p.26

Channel Squadron.
Reproduction of composite photograph of survivors of sinking of HMS Captain, iron screw turret ship, at Cape Finisterre, Galicia, Spain * on 7 September 1870, whilst on voyage [from Chatham?] with Channel Squadron to join Mediterranean battleships, also giving names of survivors (May, Ellis, Walker, Werry, Bride, Harvey, Tregenna, Herd, Heard, Lawrence, Freeman, Dryburgh, Tomlinson, Merryman, Kernan, Grange, Gribble and Saunders). Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to building (at Birkenhead, Cheshire), design and service of ship 1867-1870. Originals exposed c.1870 2 ¼” x 1 ¾” (60mm x 45mm) DE402/19/p.27 (U)

Channel Squadron.
Reproduction of photograph presumed of HMS Captain, iron screw turret ship, at sea, looking towards starboard side. Original exposed c.1870 3 ½” x 2 ¼” (90mm x 57mm) [Mutilated] DE402/19/27 (L)

Merchant Fleet.
One photograph and two reproductions of engravings of unidentified steam barques, one at anchor and two at sea, possibly vessels operated by the Pacific Steam Navigation Company. Couchman’s accompanying notes refer to letter from National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, pertaining [cf. DE402/18/16a.] NB Couchman’s caption repeats a spelling error from the Museum letter, giving Navigation as Naving. Each 3 ½” x 2 ¼” (90mm x 53mm) c.1838 x c.1860 DE402/19/p.28

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Invitation card from captain, officers and boy apprentices of HMS Tenedos II, Royal Navy Boy Artificers’ Training Establishment, Chatham, to Miss Gladys D.F. Hudson, for farewell ball held at Castle Hall, Rochester 22 April 1910. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to history of HMS Tenedos II, originally sixth HMS Duncan 1859-1889, re-named HMS Pembroke 1889-1905 and re-named again HMS Tenedos II 1905-1910 when decommissioned. DE402/19/p.29 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Invitation card from captain, officers and boy apprentices of HMS Tenedos II, Royal Navy Boy Artificers’ Training Establishment, Chatham, to Miss Gladys D.F. Hudson, to a concert on board HMS Tenedos on 24 June 1910. DE402/19/p.29 (L)

HM Dockyard, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled HMS Medway comprising view of port side of above vessel, submarine depot and repair ship, moored in the River Medway or a dockyard basin, showing quay and trees in background. Couchman’s accompanying notes explain the occasion as being Chatham Navy Week and describe her building and service 1927-1942 when sunk by U372 off Alexandria, Egypt [cf. Mediterranean]. Published by TIC/Medway Studios Ltd., 43 High Street, Chatham. 12-17 August 1929 DE402/19/30

HM Dockyard, Chatham.
Cutting from letter heading or envelope comprising advertisement for Chatham Navy Week 1-8 August 1931, design comprising starboard view of 16th. or 17th. Century warship in full sail. DE402/19/p.31 (U)

HM Dockyard, Chatham.
Picture postcard advertising Chatham Navy Week 12-17 August 1929, comprising reproduction of pen and ink composition of royal achievement of arms, Chatham Borough Council coat of arms, views of HMS Victory and HMS Kent, Dockyard Main Gate, Dock Road, Chatham and Upnor Castle with scrolls naming ships built 1670-1923, bordered with rope. DE402/19/p.31 (L)

HM Dockyard, Chatham.
Postcard photograph comprising view of starboard side of HMS Canterbury, light cruiser, moored in the River Medway or a dockyard basin, showing quay and low hill in background, on occasion of Chatham Navy Week 1-8 August 1931. On rear, message to Ordinary Seaman (OD) N. Kindred, No. 5 Mess, HMS Canterbury, c/o General Post Office (GPO), London. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to building and service 1916-1934. Published by Medway Studios Ltd., 43 High Street, Chatham. DE402/19/p.32 (U)

HM Dockyard, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled HMS Pegasus comprising starboard stern quarter view of catapult ship moored in River Medway on occasion of Chatham Navy Week 3-10 August 1935. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to service of ship from taking up from trade in 1914 to breaking up in 1950, renaming of vessel as Ark Royal 1914 and Pegasus in 1934 and service as seaplane carrier 1914-1923, depot ship 1923-1941, catapult ship 1941-1944 and accommodation ship 1944-1946 when renamed Anita I. DE402/19/p.32 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cutting from Chatham News comprising article reporting last Trafalgar Day Parade through Gillingham and Chatham prior to closure of HM Naval Base and Dockyard, by sailors from HMS Pembroke and HMS Endurance and Royal Marines, with two photographs, one of armed guard, other of Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) contingent, both giving eyes left to civic dignitaries in Gillingham and Chatham. 22 October 1982 DE402/19/33

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cutting from Medway Times comprising article also reporting last Trafalgar Day Parade through Gillingham and Chatham prior to closure of HM Naval Base and Dockyard, by sailors from HMS Pembroke and HMS Endurance and Royal Marines, with two photographs, one of procession turning from Dock Road into The Brook passing Chatham Old Town Hall, comprising Royal Marines Band, colour party, armed guard, officers and Royal Marines marching contingent and second of Rear Admiral Bill Higgins and Councillor Barry Flack, mayor of Rochester upon Medway taking the salute. 22 October 1982 DE402/19/p.34

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising article by Jimmy Hodge reporting parading for Port Divisions of sailors of HMS Pembroke to mark closure of dockyard and naval base, also remembering the loss of 135 ratings in drill sheds in German bombing raid of 3 September 1917, with photographs of ship’s company of HMS Pembroke and stern port quarter of their ship in 1900 (DE402/19/p.35), inspection of ship’s company by HM King George VI c.1940 and wedding cake for wedding of HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, 1981 (DE402/19/p.36) 3 June 1983 DE402/19/pp.35-36

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cuttings from Evening Post reporting divisions at HMS Pembroke marking closure of catering and supply schools and of naval base, taking of salute by Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi, Commander in Chief Naval Home Command, and award of British Empire Medal (BEM) to Chief Petty Officer Thomas Scott (DE402/19/p.37), with photograph of divisions on parade ground looking from eastern end of terrace (DE402/19/p.38). 3 June 1983 DE402/19/pp.37-38

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cutting from Chatham News comprising article also reporting divisions at HMS Pembroke marking closure of catering and supply schools and of naval base, taking of salute by Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi, Commander in Chief Naval Home Command and award of British Empire Medal (BEM) to Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Thomas Scott with photographs of march past of Royal Marine Band of Commander in Chief Fleet and divisions on parade ground looking from eastern end of terrace, Admiral Cassidi and CPO Scott and march past of platoon of ratings in square rig. 10 June 1983 DE402/19/p39

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cutting from Evening Post comprising article by Chris Laming entitled Pembroke’s Last Parade reporting last Ceremonial Port Divisions, summarising history of establishment and mentioning St. Mary’s Barracks. 3 June 1983 DE402/19/p.40 (U)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cutting from Chatham News comprising letter from E. May Long of Leonard Road, Chatham, bemoaning insufficient provision for public attendance at last Ceremonial Port Divisions and expressing concern at lack of naval presence in future. 10 June 1983 DE402/19/p.40 (L)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising two articles and one letter reporting and commenting on departure of frigate HMS Hermione from dockyard after refit. 17 June, 24 June and 1 July 1983 DE402/19/p.41

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising article by Jimmy Hodge entitled Dying Days of a Dockyard reporting completion of refit on frigate HMS Hermione and redundancy of dockyard workers, with photographs of HMS Hermione in dock and dockyard workers watching her departure. 24 June 1983 DE402/19/p.42

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cutting from Chatham News comprising article reporting handing over of £1,500 sponsorship money to King George’s Fund for Sailors by participants in HMS Pembroke’s last sponsored event, a 300 mile marathon to Pembroke, Pembrokeshire Wales, including Leading Wren Lorna Morgan with photograph of runners, Lieutenant Commander Maurice Board, secretary of King George’s Fund for Sailors and Captain Paddy Sheehan, commanding officer of HMS Pembroke. 8 July 1983 DE402/19/p.43

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cutting from Chatham News comprising article entitled Petitioners ask the Navy to Say Farewell in a Big way reporting efforts by New Britain Party to persuade the Royal Navy to hold a grand march-out by sailors to mark closure of dockyard and naval base and concern by editor of Jane’s Fighting Ships about operational effectiveness of navy, with photograph of Dennis Delderfield, national chairman of New Britain Party. 26 August 1983 DE402/19/p.44

Royal Naval Barracks and HM Dockyard, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising article and letters about lowering of admiral’s flag for last time at Chatham Dockyard on 30 September 1983. September – October 1983 DE402/19/p.45

Royal Naval Barracks and HM Dockyard, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising articles and letter about final ceremonies marking closure of dockyard and naval base and local controversies in relation to former. August and October 1983 DE402/19/46

HM Dockyard, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising article reporting ceremony of lowering of admiral’s flag at sunset on occasion of closure of HM Dockyard, with photographs of Royal Marines Band entertaining crowds on helicopter landing pad at HM Dockyard, Chatham (DE402/19/p.47), sunset ceremony party of three ratings in square rig and senior rating in fore-and-aft rig, presentation of freedom casket to Councillor Adrian Crowther, mayor of Rochester upon Medway by Rear Admiral Bill Higgins and Vice Admiral Sir James Kennon inspecting Royal Marines Band (DE402/19/p.48), 30 September 1983. Published 7 October 1983 DE402/19.pp.47-48)

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cutting from Chatham News comprising article reporting final arrangements for closure of HMS Pembroke and departure of last commanding officer, Captain Paddy Sheehan, with photograph of Captain Sheehan being hauled away from Pembroke Gate (formerly Main Gate) by junior and senior ratings and officers, watched by senior ratings, 29 October 1983. Published 4 November 1983 DE402/19/p.49

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising article reporting on ceremony of lowering White Ensign for last time at HMS Pembroke, departure of last detachment of sailors and ceremonial locking of Alexandra Gate on 18 February 1984, with photographs of Commander R. Wilson reading a farewell speech at Alexandra Gate in presence of junior and senior ratings and residents of Pembroke House, Gillingham (DE402/19/p.50), hauling down of White Ensign, Commander Wilson locking Alexandra Gate, march past by detachment and brewery dray bearing naval and civic participants in ceremony (DE402/19/p.51). Published 24 February 1984. DE402/19/p.50-51

Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising article reporting on history and closure of Nore Command operations rooms and tunnels at Medway Road, Gillingham, mentioning HMS Wildfire Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) training centre and its transfer to Collingwood Block, Khyber Road, with photographs of Cleaner Mrs. Joan Howard in a communications room equipped with teleprinters, naval charts (DE402/19/p.52) and Lieutenant Harry Barnes Royal Navy (Retired) of HMS Wildfire (DE402/19/p.53) Published 16 September 1986. DE402/19/pp.52-53

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Cutting from Head-way: The Journal for Medway Health Authority edition no.1, comprising article entitled The History of Medway Hospital with photograph of surgical ward showing patients, nurses and orderlies. Spring 1988 DE402/19/p.54 [See also DE402/19/p.61]

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Postcard photograph entitled Main Entrance, Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham, Kent comprising view of Main Gate looking north-west from point in Windmill Road though gates towards Administrative Block, showing in foreground carriageway, in middle ground Main Gate and in distance left to right, southern elevation of Medical Side wards, Administrative Block and clock tower and southern elevation of Surgical Side wards. Street scene shows two boys in front of gate and police officer in drive, all looking at camera. Balmoral Series, published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton and printed in Saxony, Germany. Couchman’s accompanying notes refer to the opening of the hospital by HM King Edward VII on 26 July 1905. c.1905 DE402/19/p.55 (U)

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Postcard photograph entitled Main Entrance, Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham, Kent comprising view of Main Gate looking north-west from point in Windmill Road though gates towards Administrative Block, showing in foreground carriageway, in middle ground Main Gate and in distance left to right, southern elevation of Medical Side wards, Administrative Block and clock tower and southern elevation of Surgical Side wards. Street scene shows police officer standing on steps of Police Lodge and two grounds men working on drive. On rear, message from Charles William Wray to his wife Mrs. C.W. Wray (Nan), 76 Walter Street, Brierfield, Burnley, Lancashire, describing his work and accommodation. Couchman’s accompanying notes refer to closure of hospital on 16 January 1961. Published by V.E. Hancock, 237 Canterbury Road, Gillingham. Postmarked Gillingham 13 April 1914. DE402/19/p.55 (L)

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Naval Hospital, Gillingham, Kent comprising view of Medical Side and Administrative Block looking north-east from point near Nursing Sisters’ Block, showing in foreground driveway and lawns and in left middle ground and distance, left to right, F Ward, E Ward, clock tower and Administrative Block. Also in left middle ground, grounds man or window cleaner and ladder. On rear, message from unsigned author to a Mrs. Burnell, 60 Regent Street, Plymouth, Devon, concerning a pleasant stay near the above hospital, travel arrangements and bereavement. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked Gillingham 21 September 1905. DE402/19/p.56 (U)

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Silver or aluminium tinted postcard photograph entitled Naval Hospital, Gillingham, Kent comprising view of Medical Side and Administrative Block looking north-east from point near Nursing Sisters’ Block, showing in foreground driveway and lawns and in left middle ground and distance, left to right, F Ward, E Ward, clock tower and Administrative Block. Also in left middle ground, grounds man or window cleaner and ladder. Reproduced from same negative as DE402/19/p.56 (U) above. Palatine Series. c.1905 DE402/19/p.56 (L)

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Postcard photograph entitled Chatham Royal Naval Hospital and Church comprising view of St. Luke’s Church and Administrative Block looking north-west across lawn from point mid-way between Sick Berth Staff Quarters and Administrative Block, showing in foreground lawn, in left middle ground St. Luke’s Church and in middle distance Administrative Block, clock tower and public entrance. On rear, message from Charles William Wray to his wife Mrs. C.W. Wray (Nan), c/o Mr. Vickers, Oakwood Lodge, Upper Batley, Yorkshire, discussing health, weather and despatch of money. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked Gillingham 20 August 1914. DE402/19/p.57

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Composite postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham comprising views of, clockwise, Main Gate in Windmill Road looking north-west from point in Windmill Road though gates towards Administrative Block, interior of nave of St. Luke’s Church looking east towards apse, interior of nave of St. Luke’s Church looking west towards west window and view of St. Luke’s Church and Administrative Block looking north-west across lawn from point mid-way between Sick Berth Staff Quarters and Administrative Block. c.1930 DE402/19/p.58 (U)

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Naval Hospital, Chatham comprising view of St. Luke’s Church and Administrative Block looking north-west across lawn from point mid-way between Sick Berth Staff Quarters and Administrative Block, showing in foreground lawn, in left middle ground St. Luke’s Church and in middle distance Administrative Block, clock tower and public entrance. Chatham Borough Council coat of arms superimposed on photograph. Milton Glazette Series, published by Woolstone Brothers, London EC and printed in Germany. c.1906 DE402/19/p.58 (L)

oyal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Hospital, Gillingham comprising view of Surgical Side and Administrative Block looking west along driveway from inside Main Gate, showing in foreground driveway, lawns, shrubs, trees and flower beds, and in distance and middle ground, left to right, part of Medical Side, Administrative Block, public entrance, clock tower, officers’ day room, operating room and Officers’ Pavilion. Street scene shows driveway, grounds men and orderly or Royal Marine. On rear, message from Lillian [-] to a Mrs. Hodges, 4 Harmer Street, Gravesend, discussing travel arrangements. Published by J. Welch and Sons, Portsmouth, Hampshire, photographic publishers. Postmarked Gillingham 27 September c.1905 DE402/19/p.59 (U)

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval Hospital, Gillingham comprising view of Surgical Side and Administrative Block looking west along driveway from inside Main Gate, showing in foreground driveway, lawns, shrubs, trees and flower beds, and in distance and middle ground, left to right, part of Administrative Block, clock tower, Officers’ Pavilion and A Ward. Street scene shows junction of driveways inside Main Gate, male orderly approaching camera, white stone bollards and finger signs. Published by Valentine c.1931 DE402/19/p.59 (L)

[Reproduced by kind permission of Hallmark International]

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Postcard photograph entitled Chatham, Royal Naval Hospital and Church comprising view of St. Luke’s Church and Administrative Block looking west-north-west from point in driveway between Sick Berth Staff Quarters and Master’s House, showing in fore and middle grounds lawn, in left middle distance St Luke’s Church and in right distance Administrative Block, clock tower public entrance and Officers’ Day Room. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to laying of foundation stone of church in 1905, consecration in 1906 and last service on 15 January 1961. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. c.1906 DE402/19/p.60 (U)

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Postcard photograph entitled Naval Hospital, showing Church, Chatham comprising view of St. Luke’s Church and Administrative Block looking north-west from point in driveway in front of Sick Berth Staff Quarters, showing in foreground driveway, in middle ground lawn, heather shrubbery, trees and sapling stakes, in left middle distance St. Luke’s Church and in distance Administrative Block, clock tower and public entrance. Motor ambulances, vans and cars are parked adjacent to Administrative Block. On rear, message from Gwladys (Gwlad) [Goodall] to her mother Mrs. Goodall, 99 Cassiobury Park Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire, discussing treatment of relation at hospital. Excel Series. Bears stamp commemorating centenary of Penny Post. Postmarked Maidstone 25 August 1940. DE402/19/p.60 (L)

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Cutting from Head-way: The Journal for Medway Health Authority edition no.1, comprising article entitled The History of Medway Hospital with photograph of surgical ward showing patients, nurses and orderlies. Spring 1988 DE402/19/p.61 [See also DE402/19/p.54]

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Photograph of interior of Ward A2, Surgical Side, Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham, comprising longitudinal view looking north along aisle, showing nurses standing beside beds and patients sitting up in beds or sitting in wheelchairs or in bedside chairs and looking at camera, ward furnished with table in foreground and decorated with Union flags and bunting presumably for Empire Day (24 May). Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to number of wards and patient capacity. 27 May 1921 8 x 5 ¾” (202mm x 150mm) DE402/19/p.62

Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham (Gillingham) (later Medway Hospital and Medway Maritime Hospital)
Cuttings from Chatham News (15 November 1991) and Medway Extra (24 August 1990), former comprising article reporting Canadian * support for hospital during First World War and latter photograph of patients and nurses in ward. DE402/19/p.63

[* cf. Canada]

Chatham Division Royal Naval Memorial, Great Lines, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph of Chatham Division Royal Naval Memorial, Great Lines, Gillingham comprising view of obelisk, buttresses surmounted by lions couchant regardant and plinth looking from east, showing brass panels on plinth, motif of fouled anchor in laurel wreath surmounted by naval crown on side of obelisk, pinnacle of naval crest surmounted by golden orb and two visitors in foreground. Couchman’s accompanying notes state the memorial commemorates the Royal Navy, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), Royal Naval Reserve (RNR), Mercantile Marine Reserve and civilians of Chatham Command killed in the Great War. c.1925 DE402/19/p.64 (left)

Chatham Division Royal Naval Memorial, Great Lines, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Chatham Naval War Memorial: Unveiled by HRH The Prince of Wales April 26th. 1924 comprising view of obelisk probably also looking from east, showing Published by S.E. Willis, 67 High Street, Chatham, photographer. c.1925 DE402/19.p.64 (right);

Chatham Division Royal Naval Memorial, Great Lines, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval War Memorial, The Great Lines, Chatham comprising view of obelisk looking from north-west, showing in foreground visitors and wreaths on plinth and steps and in left distance Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham [cf. Gillingham]. c.1925 DE402/19/p.65 (left);

Chatham Division Royal Naval Memorial, Great Lines, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Naval War Memorial, The Great Lines, Chatham comprising view of obelisk looking from west-north-west, showing houses in Marlborough Road, Gillingham in left distance. Published by Valentine. c.1925 DE402/19/p.65 (right);

[Reproduced by kind permission of Hallmark International]

Chatham Division Royal Naval Memorial, Great Lines, Gillingham.
Cutting from Medway Extra comprising article reporting mounting of ceremonial guard by HMS Wildfire Reserve Training Centre (Royal Naval Reserve), Collingwood Block, Khyber Road, Gillingham at Royal Naval Memorial, Great Lines, on occasion of Remembrance Day 1993, with photograph of Royal Marine bugler showing obelisk in background. 19 November 1993 DE402/19/p.66

File updated by Borough Archivist 9 January 2007.


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E.H. Couchman collection of postcards, photographs, ephemera and manuscripts pertaining to the history of the Medway Towns (Rochester, Strood, Chatham and Brompton (later Gillingham)) and Gillingham, Rainham, Gravesend, Dickens’ Country, the Lower Medway Valley and the Hoo Peninsula 1680-1993 [1994].

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Chatham volume 7 and Old Brompton: Army Chatham District and Garrison of the Inner Lines of Defence and Royal Marines Chatham Division .

Contents page, Chatham volume 7 DE402/20/p.1

Blank page DE402/20/p.2

Army Chatham District and Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Photocopy of section of map of Medway Towns published by G.W. Bacon and Co. Ltd., Norwich Street, London EC4, as contained in Kelly’s Directories, showing Frindsbury Peninsula, part of Rochester, Chatham, Old Brompton and New Brompton, HM Dockyard, Great Lines of Defence and military establishments, latter highlighted in coloured crayon and comprising: St. Mary’s Barracks, Cumberland Avenue, Brompton; Royal Naval Barracks (HMS Pembroke), Brompton; Brompton Barracks (Royal Engineers), Wood Street, Brompton; School of Military Engineering, Brompton Road, Brompton; Royal Engineers’ Electrical School, Prince Arthur Avenue, Brompton; Garrison Church and School, Mansion Road, Brompton; Garrison Gymnasium, Brompton Road, Brompton; Melville Hospital for Seamen and Marines, Dock Road, Chatham; Upper Chatham Barracks; (Lower) Chatham Barracks, Dock Road, Chatham; Royal Marines Barracks, Dock Road, Chatham; Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Fort Pitt Hill, Rochester/Chatham; Southill Barracks, Maidstone Road, Upnor Pontoon Yard, Upper Upnor, Frindsbury Extra; Chatham; and Royal Naval Hospital, Great Lines, Gillingham. c.1912 DE402/20/p.3

Army Chatham District establishments.
Postcard photograph entitled 1st. Sussex Royal Engineers Volunteers, Fort Darland, Chatham, 1905 comprising view of tented encampment looking north-west across north-west corner of Darland Field from ramparts of Fort Darland towards Hoo Peninsula, showing in foreground driveway, moat and entrance to fort, in middle ground chalk outcrops, tents, hut and hay stack, in middle distance rows of tents and formation of troops, in near distance buildings or houses and in far distance houses and industrial areas in Gillingham and ridge on Hoo Peninsula. On rear, message from Harry [-] of 1st. Sussex Royal Engineers Volunteers, B Company, Fort Darland, Chatham to Miss [A.?] Sutton, 1 Rosslyn Terrace, Cornwall Road, Lower Walmer, Deal, explaining three other battalions are present but not in view. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to duration of stay and give name of commanding officer as Colonel A.A. Oakden. Postmarked Chatham 9 August 1905. DE402/20/p.4

Army Chatham District establishments.
Postcard photograph entitled Entrance to St. Mary’s Barracks, Chatham comprising view of central block looking east along main drive from point near junction with Khyber Road, showing in foreground sergeant and sapper in service dress and service dress caps, former with small child, in middle ground avenue of trees, in middle distance two pedestrians with backs to camera and in distance accommodation block showing casemates. Photo Series published by W. Naylar, Rochester. c.1912 DE402/20/p.5

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Postcard photograph entitled Main Gate and Barracks, Chatham comprising view of Royal Marines Barracks, Dock Road, Chatham, looking north from point near top of Church Hill, showing in left middle ground gateway and adjutant’s office and in middle distance commandant’s quarters and officers’ quarters. Street scene shows carriageway, tram lines, trees, pavement, cyclist and tram car. On rear, message from M.E.M.[?] to a Mrs. Southgate, Hamilton Gardens, 8 Felbrigge Road, Seven Kings, Essex, discussing travel arrangements, asking her to bake him a loaf of bread and sending kisses to Lily [cf. Lilly.] Arcadia Bazaar Series. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to Hill House on same site 1569-1805 and vacation and demolition of barracks 1950 and 1959. Postmarked Rochester 25 May 1909. DE402/20/p.6 (U)

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Marines Light Infantry (RMLI) Main Entrance to Barracks comprising view of Royal Marines Barracks, Dock Road, Chatham, looking west from embankment on opposite side of Dock Road, showing in foreground carriageway, part of guard room, cannon bollards, sentry, civilian bystander, gates, trees, wrought iron canopy and lantern, overhead railings and gate posts, in middle ground parade ground and fatigue party of marines in duck jackets being drilled and in distance other ranks’ accommodation block. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to building of barracks 1780-1784. Gale and Polden’s Wellington Series. c.1910 DE402/20/p.6 (L)

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Chatham, Main Entrance, Royal Marine Barracks comprising view of Royal Marines Barracks, Dock Road, Chatham, looking south-west from position in carriageway slightly to north, showing in foreground part of guard room (left-hand side), part of adjutant’s office (right-hand side), carriageway, cannon bollards, sentry in greatcoat, civilian bystander, gates, trees, wrought iron canopy and lantern, overhead railings and gate posts, in middle ground parade ground and in distance other ranks’ accommodation block. On rear, message from Ruth [-] to Dorothy (Dot) and W. Glanvill (Glan) Mason, c/o Miss Chase, 61 North Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, discussing weather in Norfolk and her father’s health. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked Chatham-Rochester 6 September 1922. DE402/20/p.7 (U)

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Postcard photograph entitled Entrance, Royal Marine Barracks, Chatham comprising view of Royal Marines Barracks, Dock Road, Chatham, looking west from embankment opposite, showing in foreground cobbled entrance way, cannon bollards, sentry in No.1 Dress, boy bystander, gates, trees, wrought iron canopy and lantern, overhead railings and gate posts, in middle ground parade ground and fatigue party of marines in duck jackets, universal dress caps and blue trousers being drilled and in distance other ranks’ accommodation block. Chatham Borough Council coat of arms superimposed. Published by Woolstone Brothers, London EC, Milton Glazette Series and printed in Germany. c.1910 DE402/20/p.7 (L)

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Postcard photograph entitled Marine Barracks, Chatham comprising view of Royal Marines Barracks, Dock Road, Chatham, looking north-north-west across parade ground from south-eastern corner of parade ground towards officers’ quarters, showing in fore and middle grounds parade ground and tree, in left middle ground and distance other ranks’ accommodation block sergeants’ mess, non-commissioned officers’ library, officers’ library and trees and in right distance officers’ quarters and shrubs. Excel Series. c.1920 DE402/20/8 (U)

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Marines Light Infantry (RMLI), Men’s Quarters comprising view of Royal Marines Barracks, Dock Road, Chatham, looking north-west across parade ground from point in parade ground, showing in foreground parade ground, in middle ground and distance other ranks’ accommodation block, marines in duck jackets, blue trousers and fore-and-aft forage caps, other marines in No.1 Dress, benches, railings and trees and in right distance western end of officers’ quarters. Gale and Polden’s Wellington Series. c.1910 DE402/20/p.8 (L)

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Chatham Royal Marine Barracks comprising view of Royal Marines Barracks, Dock Road, Chatham, looking north-north-west from south-eastern corner of parade ground across parade ground towards Officers’ Quarters, showing in foreground parade ground, in middle ground two platoons of marines in Home Service uniform, in left middle distance other ranks’ accommodation block, sergeants’ mess, non-commissioned officers’ library, Officers’ Library and trees, in right middle distance divisional band and in distance, Officers’ Quarters and trees. Published by Photocrom Co. Ltd., London. c.1910 DE402/20/p.9 (U)

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Postcard photograph entitled Main Gate, Royal Marine Barracks, Chatham comprising view of Royal Marines Barracks, Dock Road, Chatham, looking west from embankment on opposite side of Dock Road, showing in foreground carriageway and divisional band in No.1 Dress (Home Service Dress) executing left turn into Dock Road through main gate, in middle ground part of guard room, trees, gate pillars, wrought iron canopy and civilian spectators including schoolboy in trencher, in middle distance visible through left hand gate and main gate marching platoons of marines also in No.1 Dress (Home Service Dress) and in distance other ranks’ accommodation block. On rear, message from James (Jim) [-] N. Munn, Torpedo Boat 35, Portland, Dorset, c/o General Post Office (GPO), London, to his cousin Emma [-] explaining his part in manoeuvres, burden of looking after 4 officers and complaining of being fed up with this kind of life, dated 31 July 1910. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. DE402/20/p.9 (L)

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Postcard photograph entitled Officers’ Quarters, Chatham comprising oval view of northern range of buildings at Royal Marines Barracks, Dock Road, Chatham, looking north along Dock Road from point on east side of road and slightly to south, towards Dockyard Main gate (not in view), showing in foreground carriageway, in left middle ground range of buildings comprising Commandant’s Quarters and Officers’ Quarters beyond and in distance wall near Dockyard Main Gate. Street scene shows tram lines, tram car heading towards camera, tram power line columns, cannon bollards, trees, street lamp, horse and cart and pedestrians. On rear, message from Samuel (Sam) [-] to a Mr. James (Jim) Champlin, 31 Amber Street, Middlesborough (Middlesbro), Yorkshire, discussing delivery of a parcel and weather. Valentine’s Series. Postmarked Chatham 3 August 1912. DE402/20/p.10

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Photocopy of article in Chatham Observer reporting outing of Royal Marines Chatham Division Band to King’s Head at Headcorn on 22 August 1890. Published 30 August 1890. DE402/20/p.11 (U)

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Marines Church Parade comprising view of column of Royal Marines headed by divisional band marching towards camera, looking north along Dock Road from point on embankment on east side of road and slightly to south, showing in foreground carriageway, in middle ground Royal Marines band in No.1 (Home Service) dress, civilian cyclists and spectators, in left middle distance ranges of buildings comprising Sick Quarters, Works Department (formerly Commandant’s Quarters) and beyond Officers’ Quarters. Street scene shows Royal Marines marching platoons also in No.1 (Home Service) dress, tram lines, tram car, tram power line columns and lines, iron railings, children and man pushing perambulator. On rear, message from H. J[-] to Master William (Willie) Pearce, Barry Cottage, Lower Frog Street, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, sending his love to Ma and referring to a game. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. Postmarked Chatham 20 January 1913. DE402/20/p.11 (L)

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Cutting possibly from Chatham Navy Days programme comprising article on Fleet Band of Royal Marines, HMS Pembroke, Chatham, with photograph of band marching down south-bound carriageway of Dock Road past Dockyard Main Gate. c.1982 DE402/20/p.12

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Cutting from Evening Post reporting departure of Fleet Band of Royal Marines from HMS Pembroke, Chatham to RAF Northolt, Middlesex, with photograph of band on occasion of Parents’ Day Divisions Parade, HMS Pembroke. Published 16 May 1983 DE402/20/p.13

Army Chatham District establishments.
Chatham Barracks (alias) New Barracks, Infantry Barracks and (in part) Artillery Barracks (1772-1806)), later Kitchener Barracks, Chatham (from 1928).
Reproduction of engraving entitled Chatham Barracks comprising view of square and adjacent buildings looking south-south-west from Brompton Hill, showing four blocks or ranges of buildings, left to right, commandant’s quarters, brigade major’s office, canteen and soldiers’ quarters, latter surmounted by weather vane. Street scene shows mounted and foot soldiers. Published by Rock and Co., London. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to history of site 1757-1928. c.1840 DE402/20/p.14 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Chatham Barracks (alias) New Barracks, Infantry Barracks and (in part) Artillery Barracks (1772-1806)), later Kitchener Barracks, Chatham (from 1928).
Postcard photograph entitled No.1 Training Depot, Battalion, Chatham: The Main Gate, Lower Barracks [sic], comprising view of main gate and square of Chatham Barracks looking north-north-east from point in approach road (later Khartoum Road) outside main gate towards Brompton Hill, showing in foreground brick pillars, main entrance surmounted by wrought iron canopy and lantern, pedestrian arches at either side, cannon bollards and notices, in middle ground coal yard wall (seen through left-hand arch), sentry at order arms with Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle, bayonet fixed, and second soldier looking at camera, in middle-distance range of buildings, trees, children and bandsmen, all soldiers wearing Service Dress and in distance trees. Published by Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd. c.1914 DE402/20/p.14 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Chatham Barracks (alias) New Barracks, Infantry Barracks and (in part) Artillery Barracks (1772-1806)), later Kitchener Barracks, Chatham (from 1928).
Postcard photograph entitled Chatham Barracks comprising view of Lower Barracks and square looking north-north-east along access road from point inside main gate, showing left to right, coal yard wall, entrance to access road to soldiers’ quarters, main guard room and range of soldiers’ quarters. Street scene shows groups of soldiers standing on pavement and in carriageway, horse-drawn vehicle approaching camera, line of trees, square and clump of trees behind iron railing and low wall. Wrench Series, printed in Saxony, Germany. c.1912 DE402/20/p.15

Army Chatham District establishments.
Chatham Barracks (alias) New Barracks, Infantry Barracks and (in part) Artillery Barracks (1772-1806)), later Kitchener Barracks, Chatham (from 1928).
Postcard photograph entitled Lower Barracks, Chatham comprising view of accommodation blocks, possibly married quarters, in north-west corner of barracks, looking south-east from point in Dock Road opposite junction of Brompton Hill and Dock Road, showing in foreground junction, in left middle ground iron railing and low wall at south-west corner of Melville Barracks, in right middle ground enclosing wall, accommodation block, residents on balcony and laundry and in middle-distance trees and second accommodation block and laundry. Street scene shows pedestrians, children and lamp post. W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. c.1910 x c.1920 DE402.20/16

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Melville Hospital for Seamen and Marines, Dock Road, Chatham.
Photograph of hospital colonnade and blocks looking north-east from foot of Brompton Hill, showing in foreground lawn and saplings, in middle ground line of staff, civilians, marines and policeman, all looking towards camera and in distance hospital buildings comprising, right to left, ward and store (right-hand block), officers’ rooms (centre) and wards (left-hand block). Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to history of site from 1827, replacement by Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham in 1905 and hand-over to Royal Marines as Melville Barracks. 3 ½” x 2 ¼” (87mm x 60mm) c.1890 DE402/20/p.17 (U)

Royal Marines Chatham Division establishments.
Melville Barracks, Dock Road, Chatham.
Cutting from Medway Extra comprising photograph of marine standing guard at entrance to hospital at foot of Brompton Hill, looking north-north-east from point outside entrance towards southern opening of colonnade, showing line of trees in left middle ground and car parked alongside colonnade. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to closure and development of site 1960-1965 and correct the newspaper caption’s date for the photograph from 1961 to 1960. DE402/20/p.17 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Photograph of Garrison Gymnasium, Brompton Road, Brompton looking north-east across Inner Lines towards building, showing in foreground civilian bystander looking at camera, in middle ground gymnasium and in left distance trees and structure adjacent to Brompton Road. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to building by Matthews and Sons of Dover, government contractors in 1863 and opening in 1864. 3 5/8” x 2 ¼” (93mm x 58mm) DE402/20/p.18

Army Chatham District establishments.
Postcard photograph entitled Sally Port and Gymnasium comprising view of Garrison Gymnasium and Royal Engineers’ offices looking north-east across Inner Lines towards Sally Port, showing in foreground sheep grazing on Inner Lines, in middle ground shrubbery, wooden fence, clump of trees and RE offices, in left middle-distance gymnasium and in right middle distance inner side of Sally Port. Couchman’s accompanying notes explain function of sally ports. On rear, MS verse:

How sweet it is to hear those bells
Which call us to our pews
But sweeter far; to lie in bed
And have another snooze

Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. c.1912 DE402/20/p.19

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham .
Copy of photograph of marching column of Royal Engineers (RE), band leading, looking north-west from Parade Ground, through Crimean War Memorial Arch towards Brompton Barracks Square, showing in foreground part of parade ground, RE band in undress uniform of serge frocks and pillbox or forage caps, in middle ground memorial arch and marching column of sappers passing through central arch, column facing camera, and in distance barracks square. Reproduced from a glass plate negative at Fine Art Studio, Strood, formerly in the W. Glanvill Mason Collection. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to dating of photograph based on advice from National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Middlesex. Original exposed c.1890 DE402/20/p.20

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Gillingham, Memorial Arch comprising view of Royal Engineers’ Crimean War Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks, looking east from point in south-east corner of Brompton Barracks Square towards arch and RE Institute (subsequently RE Library), showing in foreground corner of square, in middle ground memorial arch, sentry, iron railings and trees, in middle-distance cannon and in distance RE Institute. On rear, bear emblem. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to story of adoption of dog called Dog Snob rescued from battlefield of the Alma, The Crimea, Ukraine, Russia in 1854, part burial of remains under Crimean War Memorial Arch in 1860 and display of pelt in RE Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham. c.1910 DE402/20/p.21 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Item removed by compiler. No data. DE402/20/p.21 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled The Royal Engineers’ Memorial Arch, New [sic] Brompton comprising view of Royal Engineers’ Crimean War Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks, looking south-east from point at eastern end of Brompton Barracks Square towards arch and RE Institute (subsequently RE Library), showing in foreground eastern end of square, in middle ground memorial arch, sentry, iron railings and trees and in distance RE Institute. Published by J.W. and S. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to laying of foundation stone by Duke of Cambridge on 1 March 1860 and casting of gates from bronze cannons captured from Russians in Crimean War. c.1905 DE402/20/p.22 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Engineers’ Memorial Arch, Chatham comprising view of Royal Engineers’ Crimean War Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks, looking south-east from point at eastern end of Brompton Barracks Square towards arch and RE Institute (subsequently RE Library), showing in foreground eastern end of square, in middle ground memorial arch, sentry, iron railings and trees and in distance RE Institute. Published by J.W. and S. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to laying of foundation stone by Duke of Cambridge on 1 March 1860 and casting of gates from bronze cannons captured from Russians in Crimean War. From same exposure as DE402/20/p.22 (U) above. c.1905 DE402/20/p.22 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Reproduction of photograph entitled Memorial Arch, Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Chatham comprising view of Royal Engineers’ Crimean War Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks, looking north-west from parade ground towards Barracks Square, showing in foreground part of parade ground, in middle ground arch, brass gates, iron railings and sentry in undress facing camera, in middle distance sappers being drilled in barracks square and in distance officers’ quarters and mess. Photographer/publisher G.W.W. 8” x 6” (203mm x 152mm) c.1910 DE402/20/p.23

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Memorial Arch, New [sic] Brompton comprising view of Royal Engineers’ Crimean War Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks, looking east from point inside Barracks Square slightly to south, showing in foreground south-east corner of Barracks Square and non-commissioned officer or officer in undress facing camera, in middle ground sentry box, trees, iron railings and arch and in distance, left to right, moulding and printing rooms and RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library). On rear and front, message from The Kid to Rev. Father Clay, 205 Goldhawk Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, wishing him a Happy New Year, asking if he will visit and describing boat trip in a vessel called Porcupine, mentioning The Nore and expressing concern about torpedo boat destroyers. The author has deleted the word New in the caption and replaced it with Old. Also on rear, notes on history of arch, possibly by W. Glanvill Mason. c.1905 DE402/20/p.24 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Crimea Memorial Arch, Royal Engineers’ Square, Brompton Barracks, Chatham comprising view Royal Engineers’ Crimean War Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks, looking west from point in parade ground slightly to east towards Brompton Barracks, showing in foreground part of parade ground and sentry in Service Dress, in middle ground arch, gates open, in middle distance Barracks Square and in distance, left to right, officers’ quarters and mess and soldiers’ quarters. MS cross indicates quarters occupied by author. On rear, message from unsigned author to unstated addressee describing drill and accommodation in Brompton Barracks. Couchman’s accompanying notes relate to absence of iron railings. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Photo Series, Rochester. c.1914 DE402/20/p.24 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Memorial Arch, Old Brompton, Kent comprising view of Royal Engineers’ Crimean War Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks, looking north-west from parade ground through arch towards Brompton Barracks, showing in foreground arch and bronze railings and in distance officers’ quarters and mess. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. c.1905 DE402/20/p.25

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled The Russia Memorial Arch, Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Brompton comprising view of Royal Engineers’ Crimean War Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks, looking west from parade ground through arch towards Brompton Barracks, showing in foreground part of parade ground, in middle ground arch, trees and two soldiers in Service Dress and in distance Barracks Square, soldiers’ quarters and officers’ quarters. Published by J. Welch and Sons, Portsmouth, Hampshire, photographic publishers. c.1915 DE402/20/p.26 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Crimean Arch and Royal Engineers’ Institute, Chatham comprising view of Royal Engineers’ Crimean War Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks, looking south-east from Barracks Square towards memorial arches and RE Institute, showing in foreground southern end of square, in middle ground company or squadron of sappers in Home Service uniform, facing camera and standing at present arms, in middle distance Crimean War Memorial Arch and South African * (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch, latter visible through central arch of former and in distance RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library). On rear, message from Ethel [-] of 56 Grange Road, Strood to Miss Alice Young, c/o Mrs. Stock, Elms Avenue, Elms, Ramsgate, discussing health and domestic matters. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked Rochester 10 June 1915. DE402/20/p.26 (L)

[* cf. Africa]

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers. South African and Gordon Memorials comprising view of Royal Engineers’ South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch and RE Institute, looking north-east from parade ground, showing in foreground arch, flanking obelisks, pavement, flower beds and low wall, in middle ground dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum * on plinth and in distance RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library). Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to unveiling of memorial by King Edward VII on 26 July 1905, laying of foundation stone of RE Institute by HRH Duke of Cambridge 22 May 1872 and history of sappers and their establishments in Medway Towns and area 1812-1962. c.1920 DE402/20/p.27

[* cf. Sudan]

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Unveiling the Royal Engineers’ South African Memorial comprising view of parade ground at Brompton Barracks on occasion of unveiling Royal Engineers’ South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch, looking north-west from RE Institute, showing in foreground Institute lawn, potted oak sapling awaiting ceremonial planting, drive leading from RE Institute, RE Band in No.1 Dress and firing party of sappers in Home Service dress at slope arms, in middle ground arch dressed in Union flags, flanking cannons and flanking obelisks, in middle distance in parade ground HM King Edward VII operating unveiling mechanism and party of general and other senior officers, in near distance trees, viewing stands and awnings and squads of sappers also at slope arms and in distance Crimean War Memorial Arch, eastern range of Brompton Barracks and block containing moulding room, printing room and telegraph school. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Aldershot and Portsmouth, Hampshire. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to electrical and mechanical means by which flags were dropped. Exposed 26 July 1905. DE402/20/p.28 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Unveiling the Royal Engineers’ South African Memorial comprising view of parade ground at Brompton Barracks on occasion of unveiling Royal Engineers’ South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch, looking south-west from RE Institute, showing in foreground Institute lawn, drive leading from RE Institute, RE Band in No.1 Dress and firing party of sappers in in Home Service dress in readiness to fire volleys, in middle ground arch, flanking cannons and flanking obelisks, in middle distance in parade ground party of HM King Edward VII, general officers, other senior officers, colour party, Chaplain General and other senior military chaplains, in near distance trees, viewing stands and awnings and squads of sappers at present arms and in distance Crimean War Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks Square and officers’ quarters. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Aldershot and Portsmouth, Hampshire. Exposed 26 July 1905. DE402/20/p.28 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled His Majesty Planting a Tree at the Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Chatham comprising view of RE Institute Lawn and parade ground at Brompton Barracks on occasion of unveiling Royal Engineers’ South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch, looking north-west from RE Institute, showing in left foreground HM King Edward VII planting oak sapling in Institute lawn, accompanied by general officers, other senior RE officers, Chaplain General and other senior military chaplains, in right foreground drive to RE Institute, escort party in Home Service Dress and RE Band in No.1 Dress, in middle ground arch, flanking cannons and flanking obelisks, in middle distance king’s carriage, driver and out-riders, in near distance squads of sappers standing at ease and viewing stand and in distance Crimean War Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks Square, officers’ quarters and mess and soldier’s quarters. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Aldershot and Portsmouth, Hampshire. Couchman’s accompanying notes state the oak sapling was planting together with pot and mention contemporary suggestion of move or sappers from Brompton to Cooper’s Hill, Egham, Surrey. Exposed 26 July 1905. DE402/20/p.29

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Tinted and glittered postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers’ South African Memorial Arch, Old Brompton, Kent comprising view of west elevation of Royal Engineers’ South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch looking east from parade ground, showing in foreground part of driveway leading to RE Institute, in middle ground arch, in middle-distance and flanking obelisks and in distance dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth and in distance RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library). Greeting Greetings from Chatham embossed with glitter and architectural features also selectively embossed with glitter. On rear, message from a Mac [-] to a Mrs. Young of Brighton, Sussex, sending Christmas wishes and wishing her good things for the New Year. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Pre-1914 DE402/20/p.30 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled South African Memorial Arch, Brompton Barracks, Chatham comprising view of west elevation of Royal Engineers’ South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch looking east from parade ground, showing in foreground part of driveway leading to RE Institute, in middle ground arch, in middle-distance and flanking obelisks and in distance dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth and in distance RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library). From same exposure as DE402/20/p.30 (U) above. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Pre-1914 DE402/20/p.30 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled South African Arch and Boer Statue, School of Military Engineering, Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Chatham comprising view of Royal Engineers’ South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch looking north-east from point in parade ground slightly to south, showing in foreground part of parade ground, civilian bystander, cannon, sapper and statue of Boer guerrilla or voortrekker kneeling with rifle on plinth, in middle ground arch and flanking obelisks and in distance trees, dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth and RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library). On rear, message from Margerie [-] to a Mrs. Lempriere, 22 Seamer Road, Scarborough, North Riding, Yorkshire, discussing her time in the area. Dated 25 February 1907 and postmarked Gillingham 26 February 1907. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. DE402/20/p.31 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Memorial Arches, Chatham comprising view of Royal Engineers’ Crimean War Memorial Arch and South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch looking north-west towards Brompton Barracks Square, showing in foreground RE Institute lawn and oak sapling, in middle ground rear of statue of Boer guerrilla or voortrekker on plinth, southern flanking obelisk, flanking cannons and South African Arch, in middle-distance parade ground, Crimean War Arch and moulding and printing rooms and in distance trees, Brompton Barracks and Square. On rear, message from Albert (Bert) Southwell, c/o G.H. Leavey and Co., High Street, Rochester to his mother Mrs. Southwell, 97 Grange Park Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, discussing health, weather and asking for socks. Published by Knight Collection. Postmarked Chatham 28 December 1908. DE402/20/p.31 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled South African War Memorial, Gillingham comprising view of South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch and dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth, looking north-east from parade ground, showing in foreground pavement, gravel verge, children, Jack Russell terrier, cannon and statue of Boer guerrilla or voortrekker kneeling with rifle on plinth, in middle ground arch, lawns, oak sapling and flanking obelisks and in distance trees, statue of Gordon on plinth and RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library). Published by Valentine. c.1905 x c.1921 DE402/20/p.32 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled South African Arch and Gordon Memorial, Brompton Barracks, Chatham comprising view of eastern elevation of South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch and rear of dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth, looking west-north-west towards Brompton Barracks, showing in foreground drive leading to RE Institute, rear of dromedarian statue of Gordon on plinth and flower bed, in middle ground South African arch, flanking obelisks and statue of Boer guerrilla or voortrekker crouching with rifle on plinth and in distance part of Crimean War Arch, Brompton Barracks Square, trees and moulding and printing rooms. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. c.1905 x c.1921 DE402/20/p.32 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled South African War Memorial Arch, Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Chatham comprising view of western elevation of South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch looking south-east from point at junction of RE Institute drive and parade ground, showing in foreground part of drive and pavements, in middle ground arch and flanking obelisks, in middle-distance cannon and dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth and in distance RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library). Couchman’s accompanying notes indicate the cannon is additional to the flanking cannons. Published by Ive and Lowe, Chatham. c.1908 x c.1917 DE402/20/33 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled South African War Memorial Arch and Boer Statue, Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Chatham comprising view of view of South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch and dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth, looking north-east from parade ground, showing in foreground pavement, gravel verge, civilian worker walking towards camera, cannon and statue of Boer guerrilla or voortrekker kneeling with rifle on plinth, in middle ground arch, flanking obelisks and lawn, in left middle-distance second cannon and bystander, in right middle-distance third cannon positioned mid-way between statue of Gordon and arch, statue of Gordon on plinth and in distance trees and RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library). W.H. Smith Kingsway Real Photo Series. c.1910 DE402/20/p.33 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled South African War Memorial, Chatham comprising view of South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch and dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth, looking north-east from parade ground, showing in foreground pavement, gravel verge, children, Jack Russell terrier, cannon and statue of Boer guerrilla or voortrekker kneeling with rifle on plinth, in middle ground arch, lawns, oak sapling and flanking obelisks and in distance trees, statue of Gordon on plinth and RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library). Same exposure as DE402/20/p.32 (U) above. Published by Valentine, XL Series. c.1905 x c.1921 DE402/20/p.34

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Reproduction of photograph entitled Gordon Memorial, Royal Engineers’ Institute, Chatham comprising reproduction of photograph entitled Gordon Memorial, Royal Engineers’ Institute, Chatham comprising view of southern side of dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth, showing in foreground drive to RE Institute and statue and plinth, in middle ground lawn, shrubs and northern end of RE Institute and in distance trees and house. Photographer or publisher G.W.W. 8” x 6” (203mm x 153mm) c.1900 DE402/20/p.35

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Old Brompton, Royal Engineers’ institute comprising view of western elevation of RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library) looking north-east from point on lawn near southern end, showing in foreground part of lawn, path and shrubbery, in right middle ground and middle distance cannon and RE Institute, in left middle distance dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth and groundsman and in distance trees. Wrench Series, printed in Saxony, Germany. c.1904 x c.1912 DE402/20/p.36 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Gordon’s Monument, New Brompton comprising view of southern side of dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth, looking north-east towards northern end of RE Institute, showing in foreground statue and plinth and in middle ground left to right, trees and bushes, cannon and RE Institute. Valentine’s Series. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to unveiling of statue by HRH Edward, Prince of Wales on 19 May 1890 and design by E. Onslow Ford ARA. c.1904 x c.1912 DE402/20/p.36 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Gordon’s Memorial, Old Brompton, Kent comprising three-quarters view of dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth, looking east from RE Institute drive towards northern bay of central block of Institute, showing in foreground statue and plinth, in middle ground cannon and shrubs and in background RE Institute. On rear, message from J. [-] to F. William Gowar esq., 2 Orchard Terrace, Nursery Road, Southgate, London N., explaining he has sent him a shelf. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked Gillingham. c.1915 DE402/20/p.37 (left) [Mutilated]

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Gordon Memorial, Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Chatham comprising view of southern side of dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth, looking north-east towards northern end of RE Institute, showing in foreground statue, plinth and flower border and in middle ground left to right, lawn, trees and bushes, cannon and RE Institute. W. Naylar, Eastgate Photo Series, Rochester. c.1904 x c.1912 DE402/20/p.37 (right)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Gordon Memorial, Chatham comprising view of southern side of dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth, looking north-north-east from RE Institute drive, showing statue, plinth and flower bed in foreground and trees in distance. c.1915 DE402/20/p.38 (left)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Gordon Memorial, Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Chatham comprising view of southern side of dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth, looking upwards and north-east towards northern end of RE Institute, showing in foreground statue, plinth and flower border, in middle ground left to right, lawn, trees, bushes and RE Institute and in distance house. Published by Valentine. c.1912 DE402/20/p.38 (right)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph of scene at parade ground on occasion of unveiling of memorial to sappers killed in the Great War and during one minute’s silence, looking north-east from building at south-west corner of parade ground, showing in foreground company of sappers standing at attention, in middle ground left to right HRH the Duke of Connaught and senior officers saluting memorial from edge of plinth, obelisk, Union flags at base of obelisk, four sappers standing at present arms at corners of plinth, guard of honour standing at present arms, chaplains on dais, RE Band and South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch, in middle distance left to right company of sappers standing at attention with rifles and spectators and in distance trees and northern end of RE Institute. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to building and unveiling of memorial 1921-1922. Medway Studios, 41 High Street, Gillingham. Exposed 19 July 1922 DE402/20/p.39 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers’ Great War and Crimea Memorials comprising view of parade ground looking west from RE Institute lawn, showing in foreground pavement to east of South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch, parade ground and tree, in middle ground Great War memorial, plinth and marching contingent of sappers in steel helmets and fatigues, in middle distance, left to right, detached building, old barracks hospital, Crimean War memorial arch, men’s quarters and iron railing and in distance Barracks Square and officers’ quarters and mess. c.1922 DE402/20/p.39 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers’ War Memorial, Chatham comprising view of parade ground looking west from RE Institute lawn, showing in foreground parade ground, in middle ground Great War memorial and plinth, in middle distance, left to right, barrack buildings, old barracks hospital, two sappers in Service Dress, Crimean War memorial arch, men’s quarters and iron railing in distance Barracks Square and men’s quarters. Published by Valentine. c.1922 DE402/20/p.40 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Crimean Arch Gate, Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Brompton, Gillingham comprising view of parade ground looking north-west from eastern side of parade ground, showing in foreground Great War memorial and plinth, in middle ground Crimean War memorial arch and moulding and printing rooms and in distance Barracks Square, officers’ mess and men’s quarters. Published by C. Richter Ltd., London NW6. c.1930 DE402/20/p.40 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers, Chatham: The Band comprising overhead view of band members in No.1 Dress, wind instrumentalists arranged in circle and facing camera and percussionists formed up in one rank facing camera. On rear, message from Auntie C[-] to William G. Mason, Penhorn’s House, Royal Masonic School, Bushey, Hertfordshire, explaining he will be coming home to a new house. Couchman’s accompanying notes state bandmaster was Neville Flux, a civilian. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Portsmouth, Wellington Series. Postmarked Rochester 20 November 1906. DE402/20/p.41 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers’ Band and Square comprising view of Barracks Square and western range of barracks, showing in foreground square, in middle ground RE Band in No.1 Dress, in middle distance contingents of sappers in Home Service Dress and in distance trees, officers’ quarters and mess. On rear, message from Charles (Charlie) [-] to Miss Dolly Ditchburn, 393 Luton Road, Chatham, arranging to meet her at Chatham Town Hall on following day subject to being given a pass. SME Series [cf. School of Military Engineering?] Postmarked Chatham 26 September 1914. DE402/20/p.41 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers’ Church Parade, Brompton Barracks, Chatham comprising view of Barracks Square looking west from point inside Crimean War memorial arch towards corner of southern and western ranges of barracks, showing in middle ground RE Band in No.1 Dress, in middle distance marching contingent of sappers in Home Service Dress and in distance other ranks’ quarters and officers’ quarters and mess. On rear, message from Harold Stenson to his wife Mrs. H.A. Stenson, 1 Albert Avenue, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, congratulating her on her 21st. birthday and explaining he is hoping to pass a test. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked 9 September 1916. DE402/20/p.42 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers’ Crimea Arch and Church Parade, Chatham comprising view of parade ground looking north-west from position in parade ground towards northern range of Brompton Barracks, showing in foreground part of parade ground, in middle ground column of sappers in Home Service uniform marching through arch to right of camera, Crimean War memorial arch and civilian bystanders and in distance western range of Brompton Barracks (officers’ quarters and mess) and northern range (other ranks’ quarters). Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Photo Series, Rochester. c.1904 x c.1914 DE402/20/p.42 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers, Chatham: Model Room, Brompton Barracks comprising interior view of Model Room, northern wing, Brompton Barracks, showing scale models of bridges, guns and other constructions on table tops and in display cases and weapons and ethnographical objects displayed on walls. On rear, message from G. W[-] to Miss A.M. Moutrey, 21 Anns Terrace, Darlington, County Durham, discussing travel arrangements and meeting. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Portsmouth, Hampshire, Wellington Series. Postmarked Middlesborough, North Riding, Yorkshire 27 April 1906 DE402/20/p.43 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers, Chatham: Officers’ Mess, Annexe comprising interior longitudinal view of Classical-style room with skylights and arched partitions supported by marble Corinthian columns, showing carpet, leather armchairs, long table and bust. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Portsmouth, Hampshire, Wellington Series. c.1906 DE402/20/p.43 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Officers’ Mess, The Hall: Royal Engineers comprising view of entrance hall of officers’ mess looking diagonally and downwards from top of staircase leading to second storey towards corner of lower storey room or hall, showing in hall seat, carpet, notice boards, tiger skin chair, table, wooden columns supporting balustrade and opposite staircase and at second storey level hunting trophies mainly from various species of antelope and deer and wooden balustrade. On rear, message from Auntie C. [-] to William G. Mason, Penhorns House, Royal Masonic School, Bushey, Hertfordshire, discussing school, family and holiday. Couchman’s accompanying notes state the mess was built 1883-1884. A. and G. Taylor’s Reality Series, 70 Queen Victoria Street, London EC. Postmarked Chatham 15 July 1907. DE402/20/p.44

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Boer Statue, Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Chatham (twice), comprising view of right-hand bronze statue of Boer guerrilla or voortrekker of pair as originally situated outside Model Room (later Museum), northern wing, Brompton Barracks in 1902 but apparently situated either side of Crimean War Memorial Arch * c.1905-c.1912, prior to removal to Broome park, Barham, showing figure wearing slouch hat and bandolier, crouching with rifle on plinth and facing camera. On rear, message from Nancy (Nance) [-] to a Mrs. Martin, The Range House, Milton Ranges, Milton next Gravesend, describing journey and singing. Couchman’s accompanying notes state four Boer statues were made by F. Bruno of Rome, Italy c.1899, were presented by a Mr. S. Marks to Herbert Horatio Kitchener, Earl Kitchener of Khartoum [cf. Sudan], who then presented them to the Corps of Royal Engineers in 1902, that two were positioned in front of the Model Room (the Museum until 1986) on northern side of Barracks Square and two at Guardroom [on southern side?] of Barracks Square and that in 1905 pair from the Guardroom were moved into flanking positions at South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch. Those outside the Model Room were moved to Kitchener’s home at Broome Park, Barham in 1912 where they remained until 1921 when at General Jan Christiaan Smuts’ request all four were sent to Pretoria, Transvaal, Union of South Africa to form part of memorial to President Paul Kruger. Background mostly painted out but brickwork and creepers appear consistent with DE402/20/p.46 (U) below. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. Exposed c.1905 x c.1911. Postmarked Rochester 29 July 1911. DE402/20/p.45

[* A map of Chatham Dockyard and military establishments, based on an Ordnance Survey map, prepared by Civil Engineer in Chief’s Department, Admiralty in 1945 erroneously shows all four statues still in place. However this is helpful in confirming the situation of the two statues moved to Broome Park prior to their removal. See DE193]

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Boer Statue comprising view of left-hand bronze statue of Boer guerrilla or voortrekker, one of pair as originally situated outside Model Room (later Museum), northern wing, Brompton Barracks in 1902 but apparently in intermediate grassy location adjacent to Crimean War Memorial Arch *, where presumed located c.1905-c.1912, prior to removal to Broome park, Barham, showing in foreground bearded figure in slouch hat, holding percussion cap rifle, facing camera and mounted on plinth of stone blocks, in middle ground iron railing, tree and part of brick building, and in distance group of sappers in Service Dress in Barracks Square [?] Background mostly painted out but brickwork and creepers appear consistent with DE402/20/p.45 above. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. c.1905 x c.1912 DE402/20/p.46 (U)

[* A map of Chatham Dockyard and military establishments, based on an Ordnance Survey map, prepared by Civil Engineer in Chief’s Department, Admiralty in 1945 erroneously shows all four statues still in place. However this is helpful in confirming the situation of the two statues moved to Broome Park prior to their removal. See DE193]

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Copy of photograph entitled Boer General [sic] Statues, presented by Lord Kitchener, Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Chatham comprising exterior view of entrance to Model Room (later Museum), northern wing, Brompton Barracks, showing in foreground pair of bronze statues of Boer guerrillas or voortrekkers, on original stuccoed plinths and in background lamp standard, steps, group of sappers, all facing camera and one in full Slade Wallis valise equipment, colonnade and flanking bays. Exposed c.1902 x c.1905 DE402/20/p.46 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Boer Statue comprising three-quarters view of left-hand bronze statue of Boer guerrilla or voortrekker, of pair situated in flanking positions either side of South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch, showing in foreground sitting figure in slouch hat, supporting head on left arm, holding rifle between legs and plinth of stone blocks, in middle ground gravel, low wall and tree in memorial precinct and in distance buildings and trees. Couchman’s accompanying notes state this statue and its partner were situated outside Guardroom in Brompton Barracks prior to 1905. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. c.1905 x c.1921 DE402/20/p.47 (left)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Boer Statue comprising side view of right-hand bronze statue of Boer guerrilla or voortrekker, of pair situated in flanking positions either side of South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch, showing in foreground sitting, bearded figure in slouch hat, holding rifle across legs and plinth of stone blocks and painted background. Couchman’s accompanying notes state this statue and its partner were situated outside Guardroom in Brompton Barracks prior to 1905. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. c.1905 x c.1921 DE402/20/p.47 (right)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Boer Statue, Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Chatham comprising three-quarters view of right-hand bronze statue of Boer guerrilla or voortrekker, of pair originally situated either side of entrance to Model Room, northern wing, Brompton Barracks 1902-c.1905, adjacent to Crimean War Memorial Arch * c.1905-1912 and from 1912-1921 at Broome Park, Barham, showing crouching figure wearing slouch hat and bandolier, resting rifle on ground and facing camera and plinth of stone blocks. Couchman’s accompanying notes state the statues were shipped to Gravesend aboard SS Orotava and then conveyed to Brompton by road, individual weight of 2 tons and pertain to incorrect press report that figures represented Boer politicians. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. c.1905-c.1912 DE402/20/p.48 (left)

[* A map of Chatham Dockyard and military establishments, based on an Ordnance Survey map, prepared by Civil Engineer in Chief’s Department, Admiralty in 1945 erroneously shows all four statues still in place. However this is helpful in confirming the situation of the two statues moved to Broome Park prior to their removal. See DE193]

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Boer Statue, Royal Engineers’ Barracks, Chatham comprising side view of right-hand bronze statue of Boer guerrilla or voortrekker, of pair situated in flanking positions either side of South African (2nd. Boer War) Memorial Arch 1905-1921, originally situated at Guardroom 1902-1905, showing in foreground sitting, bearded figure in slouch hat, holding rifle across legs and plinth of stone blocks and painted background. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. c.1905-c.1921 DE402/20/p.48 (right)

Army Chatham District establishments.
Chatham Garrison.
Postcard photograph entitled Garrison Church, Chatham comprising view of west end and south side of Chatham Garrison Church, Maxwell Road, Brompton looking north-east from southern end of Maxwell Road, showing in foreground tree and in middle ground church. On rear, message from S.H. S[-] to Mrs. Mason, 57 Byron Road, Gillingham, offering her many happy returns of the day. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to predecessor garrison church 1804-1854, building of new church 1854, use by Nonconformists and re-opening of improved organ 1876. Wrench Series, printed in Saxony, Germany. Postmarked Rochester 30 May 1904. DE402/20/p.49

Army Chatham District establishments.
Chatham Garrison.
Welcome card for members of congregation bearing on front reproduction of pen and ink drawing of church and Maxwell Road and giving on rear service times, details of activities and senior chaplain’s contact details. Picture appears to be reversed. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to former chapel in northern wing of Brompton Barracks, building and opening of new church 1854-1856, stating builder to be a Mr. Thompson of Fant, stonemason to be a Mr. Assiter and plumber and glazier to be a Mr. Hyles, all of Maidstone. May 1977. DE402/20/p.50

Army Chatham District establishments.
Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph comprising group photograph of squad of sappers, showing in foreground three rows of sappers in Service Dress, each with rifle and sling and facing camera, in middle ground dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth, in right middle distance RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library) and in left distance shed and trees. On rear, message from Arthur Syrrell to his mother Mrs. Syrrell, Hinton, High Street, Farnborough, Hampshire, explaining he is in the group over and saying he has had grand weather. Couchman’s accompanying notes speculate the sappers are signallers. Postmarked Gravesend 22 July 1908. DE402/20/p.51

Army Chatham District establishments.
School of Military Engineering, Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled School of Electrical Engineering, Royal Engineers Gillingham, Chatham comprising view of Ravelin Building, Prince Arthur Road, Brompton, looking north from Black Lion Field, showing in foreground western part of Black Lion Field, Church Path and iron fence, in middle ground Ravelin Building, in left distance rear of RE Institute and in right distance Prince Frederick’s Bastion and part of St. Mary’s Barracks. Published by B. and D., London, Kromo Series and printed in Saxony, Germany. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to building and opening of School 1905-1908. c.1908 x c.1913 DE402/20/p.52 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
School of Military Engineering, Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers’ Electrical School, School of Military Engineering, Chatham comprising view of Ravelin Building, Prince Arthur Road, Brompton, looking north-east from Black Lion Field, showing in foreground western part of Black Lion Field, junction of Church Path with Prince Arthur Road, lamp standard and iron fence, in middle ground grassy area, trees and sapper in Service Dress and in distance Ravelin Building. HJD Series. c.1913 DE402/20/p.52 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
School of Military Engineering, Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham and Upnor.
Composite postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers comprising left to right and clockwise, five photographs entitled Royal Engineers’ South African Memorial Arch showing western elevation with RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library) in distance; Royal Engineers’ Bridge across the Medway showing sappers in fatigues and Royal Navy junior ratings in square rig crossing pontoon bridge over River Medway from Upnor to dockyard power station, HM Dockyard, Chatham; Royal Engineers’ Band showing band in No.1 Dress in parade ground, Brompton Barracks and moulding and printing rooms in background; Royal Engineers’ Crimean War Memorial Arch showing eastern elevation of arch and in distance western range of Brompton Barracks; and in centre oval entitled General Gordon showing northern side of dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth with RE Institute in background. On rear, message from Rascal No.1 to The Rascal, c/o Mrs. Brissenden, Rose and Crown Hotel, Maidstone, hoping he or she is well. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. Postmarked Chatham 20 April 1912. DE402/20/p.53 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
School of Military Engineering, Brompton Barracks, Upper Wood Street, Gillingham and Upnor.
Composite postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers comprising left to right and clockwise, five photographs entitled Royal Engineers’ South African Memorial Arch showing western elevation with RE Institute (subsequently Headquarters Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and RE Corps Library) in distance; Royal Engineers’ Bridge across the Medway showing sappers in fatigues and Royal Navy junior ratings in square rig crossing pontoon bridge over River Medway from Upnor to dockyard power station, HM Dockyard, Chatham; Royal Engineers’ Band showing band in No.1 Dress in parade ground, Brompton Barracks and moulding and printing rooms in background; Royal Engineers’ Crimean War Memorial Arch showing eastern elevation of arch and in distance western range of Brompton Barracks; and in centre oval entitled General Gordon showing northern side of dromedarian statue of Major General Charles Gordon of Khartoum [cf. Sudan] on plinth with RE Institute in background. Same exposures as DE402/20/p.53 (U) above. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. c.1912. DE402/20/p.53 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
School of Military Engineering, Chattenden Barracks, Frindsbury Extra.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers, Chatham; Chattenden Barracks showing eastern elevation of other ranks’ eastern accommodation block, Chattenden Barracks, looking west-north-west, showing in foreground grassy area, in middle ground forebuildings and in middle distance accommodation block with three sappers in fatigues sitting on entrance steps looking at camera. Couchman’s accompanying notes state the barracks were built 1872-1873. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Aldershot and Portsmouth, Hampshire c.1905 DE402/20/p.54

Army Chatham District establishments.
School of Military Engineering, Chattenden Barracks, Frindsbury Extra.
Postcard photograph of informal group of sappers from 207 Party, E Company, Royal Engineers, wearing Service Dress, fatigues or Winter Warms, sitting or standing on wooden and rope bridge, all looking at camera, grassy area in foreground. On rear, message from George Lynn to his mother Mrs. Lynn, 3 Grecian Street, Maidstone, discussing leave arrangements and mentioning recent stoppage of all leave. Postmarked Chatham 12 February 1915. DE402/20/p.55 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
School of Military Engineering, Chattenden Barracks, Frindsbury Extra.
Postcard photograph of formal group of sappers from 30 Party, 2nd. Reserve Battalion, Royal Engineers, arranged in six rows in squash court [?], Chattenden Barracks, Frindsbury Extra, all looking towards camera, party including officer in Sam Browne belt, warrant officer, bugler and convalescent [?] After 1914. DE402/20/p.55 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
School of Military Engineering, Brompton Barracks, Gillingham and Upnor Pontoon Yard.
Postcard photograph entitled Pontoon Bridge Built by the Royal Engineers across the Medway comprising view of pontoon bridge extending eastwards across River Medway from Upnor Pontoon Yard, Upper Upnor, Frindsbury Extra, towards hard south of Power Station, HM Dockyard, Chatham, looking east from point slightly to south of Upnor foot of pontoon bridge, showing from left foreground to right distance contingent of Royal Marines Light Infantry marching eastwards across pontoon bridge, in right foreground and middle ground River Medway (Upnor Reach), in left foreground rowing boat and sappers in fatigues and Service Dress, in middle ground Marines contingent in Slade Wallis valise equipment and Marching Order and in distance power station. On rear, message from [-] Walton to his daughter Miss M. Walton, 23 Johnson Terrace, Usworth, County Durham, wishing her good health and advising her to see doctor. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Photo Series, Rochester. Mutilated. c.1914 DE402/20/p.56 (U)

Army Chatham District establishments.
School of Military Engineering, Brompton Barracks, Gillingham and Upnor Pontoon Yard.
Postcard photograph entitled Royal Engineers’ Trestle Bridge comprising view of trestle bridge extending eastwards across River Medway from Upnor Pontoon Yard, Upper Upnor, Frindsbury Extra, towards hard south of Power Station, HM Dockyard, Chatham, looking east from point slightly to south of Upnor foot of trestle bridge, showing in foreground jetty, middle ground informal group of sappers in Service Dress standing or sitting on bridge and looking at camera, in near distance spit of land, in middle distance River Medway (Upnor Reach) and in far distance St. Mary’s Island, Gillingham and HM Dockyard, Chatham. On rear, message from George Lynn to his mother Mrs. Lynn, 3 Grecian Street, Maidstone, asking her to prepare tea for him and his chum on Saturday afternoon. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Photo Series, Rochester. Postmarked Rochester 23 August 1919. DE402/20/p.56 (L)

Army Chatham District establishments.
School of Military Engineering, Brompton Barracks, Gillingham and Upnor Pontoon Yard.
Photograph comprising view of pontoon bridge extending eastwards across River Medway from Upnor Pontoon Yard, Upper Upnor, Frindsbury Extra, towards hard south of Power Station, HM Dockyard, Chatham, looking east from point inland of Upnor foot of pontoon bridge and slightly to south towards HM Dockyard, Chatham, showing in foreground Upper Upnor shore and supervisory party, in middle ground River Medway (Upnor Reach), pontoon bridge carrying contingent of Royal Marines Light Infantry eastwards towards hard south of Power Station, HM Dockyard, sappers manning bridge and attendant rowing boats and launch and in distance, left to right, St. Mary’s Island, Basin No.1, cranes, warship masts and funnels and dockyard power station. Apparently exposed on same occasion as DE402/20/p.56 (U) above. 8 ¼” x 3 ¼” (210mm x 83mm) c.1914 DE402/20/p.57

Army Chatham District establishments.
School of Military Engineering, Brompton Barracks, Gillingham and Upnor Pontoon Yard.
Cutting from Medway Extra comprising photograph of pontoon bridge extending eastwards across River Medway from hard just south of power station, HM Dockyard, Chatham towards Upnor Pontoon Yard, Upper Upnor, Frindsbury Extra, looking west from point slightly to south of Chatham foot of pontoon bridge towards Tower Hill, Frindsbury Extra, showing in foreground eastern section of bridge manned by sappers in Service Dress and fatigues, in middle ground River Medway (Upnor Reach) and contingent of Royal Marines Light Infantry on bridge marching towards camera, in near distance attendant rowing boats and launch and in distance, left to right, Upnor Pontoon Yard, Tower Hill, Upper Upnor, Upnor Castle, Royal Naval Armaments Depot, Ordnance Plantation and Beacon Hill, Frindsbury Extra. Exposed c.1914. Published week ending 1 November 1985 DE402/20/p.58

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Date: c.1840-1985
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E.H. Couchman collection of postcards, photographs, ephemera and manuscripts pertaining to the history of the Medway Towns (Rochester, Strood, Chatham and Brompton (later Gillingham)) and Gillingham, Rainham, Gravesend, Dickens’ Country, the Lower Medway Valley and the Hoo Peninsula 1680-1993 [1994].

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The Hoo Peninsula and Lower Medway Valley:
Rainham, Snodland, Swanscombe, River Thames, Upnor (Frindsbury Extra), Hoo St. Werburgh, West Malling, Wigmore and Wouldham.

Rainham

Postcard photograph entitled St. Margaret’s Church, Rainham, Kent comprising view of church looking west from point in High Street slightly to east, showing in foreground carriageway, in middle ground raised pavement and churchyard wall, in middle distance church and in distance clump of trees. Street scene shows telegraph poles, railing and street lamp. Couchman’s accompanying notes give outline architectural history of church 811-1886. c.1910 DE402/25/p.1 (U)

Rainham

Postcard photograph entitled Rainham Church: Chapel Series comprising view of church looking east, showing in foreground western part of churchyard and headstones, in middle ground church and in distance trees, Old Parsonage in High Street and houses between church and Mierscourt Road. c.1920 DE402/25/p.1 (L)

Rainham

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Rainham Church, Kent comprising view of church looking west from point in High Street slightly to east, showing in foreground carriageway, in middle ground raised pavement and churchyard wall, in middle distance church and in distance clump of trees. Street scene shows telegraph poles, railing, street lamp, hand cart and two young girls looking at camera. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester and printed in Prussia [cf. Germany and Poland] c.1905 DE402/25/p.2

Snodland

Postcard photograph entitled Snodland Ferry comprising view of crossing place on River Medway between Snodland and Burham, looking west from Burham bank, showing in foreground river, in middle ground rowing boat and two occupants facing camera, in middle distance Snodland bank and wharves and in distance trees, church, paper mill and houses at rear of Mill Road. c.1905 DE402/25/p.3 (U)

Snodland

Postcard photograph entitled Snodland Ferry comprising view of crossing place on River Medway between Snodland and Burham, looking west from Burham bank, showing in fore and middle grounds river and steam launch viewed port beam on to camera, in middle distance Snodland bank and wharves and in distance trees, houses at rear of Mill Road, church, churchyard and works adjacent to Church Field. Scene shows two occupants in launch and spectators in Snodland bank. Published by A.N. Hambrook, Snodland. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to site of crossing and intersection of Pilgrims’ Way and river. c.1910 DE402/25/p.3 (L)

Snodland

Postcard photograph entitled Church of the New Jerusalem, Snodland, Kent comprising view of Swedenborgian church in High Street, looking west, showing in foreground carriageway and pavement, in middle ground wall, gate pillars, wrought iron entrance gates and iron railing and in background church and trees. On rear, message from M.G[-] to Miss M. Hall, The Beeches, Gilcrux, Bullgill, Cumberland, saying I think I will never take to this country I don’t care for it at all. Published by Hambrook Brothers, Snodland. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to foundation of Swedenborgian church in Snodland 1881-1882 and Emmanuel Swedenborg, founder of the sect (1688-1772) Postmarked Caldbeck, Cumberland 1909. DE402/25/p.4

Swanscombe

Cutting from Kent Life comprising article entitled Kentish Gavelkind by Charles Fox, containing reproduction of photograph of The Invicta Memorial at Swanscombe. Published November 1969. DE402/25/p.5

River Thames

Copy of lantern slide photograph of Paddle Steamer Laverock of the General Steam Navigation Co., showing longitudinal view of vessel from stern and wake and in far distance two spritsail sailing barges, believed in Thames Estuary. 5” x 4 ½” (128mm x 116mm) Original exposed c.1924, lantern slide copied 1978. DE402/25/p.6

River Thames

Copy of lantern slide photograph of Paddle Steamers London Belle (left) and Clacton Belle (or Southend Belle) of Belle Steamers Ltd. (formerly The London, Woolwich and Clacton-on-Sea Steamboat Co. Ltd.), showing longitudinal view of former from stern and wake and port stern quarter of latter and in far distance spritsail sailing barge and shoreline, believed in Thames Estuary. Couchman’s accompanying notes give dimensions of former vessel and dates of building and name of builder of both. 6 ¼” x 4 ½” (157mm x 115mm) Original exposed c.1910 x c.1920, lantern slide copied 1978. DE402/25/p.7

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Print from engraving entitled A South-East View of Upnor Castle in Kent comprising view of Upnor Castle and outbuildings looking west-north-west across River Medway, showing in foreground Upnor Reach and two manned rowing boats, in middle ground northern river bank, castle, palisade and water bastion, in middle distance barracks and store keeper’s house and in distance line of trees. After 1718 DE402/25/p.8

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Print from engraving entitled Upnor Castle, Kent comprising landward view of Upnor Castle looking east-north-east, showing in foreground rough ground, in middle ground gatehouse, west curtain wall and trees, in middle distance, left to right, north tower, main building and south tower and in distance River Medway (Upnor Reach), fishing smack and south bank of river. Also showing in right foreground two loafers and in middle ground sentry armed with musket. Engraved and drawn by T. Bonner and published by S. Hooper 20 November 1783 [The Antiquities of England and Wales by Francis Grose, Esq., FAS] DE402/25/p.9

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Print from engraving entitled Upnor Castle, near Chatham, Kent comprising view of River Medway and north bank of river at Upnor Reach looking south-south-east, showing in foreground shoreline, in middle ground jetty and storehouses of Royal Naval Armaments Depot, in middle distance, left to right, ships in ordinary, sloop, man of war and other sailing vessels, fairway and Upnor Castle, in left distance covered slips at HM Dockyard, Chatham and in distance Chatham, windmill and North Downs. Shore scene shows fishermen and dredgermen tending their rowing boats, sailing dinghies and smelt baskets and scene in fairway shows mooring buoy and manned rowing boat. Drawn by T.M. Baynes, engraved by T. Garner and published by George Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane, London 1830. DE402/25/p.10 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Print from engraving entitled Upnor Castle, Kent comprising view of River Medway and north bank of river at Upnor Reach looking north-north-west, showing in foreground rough surface of River Medway, mooring buoys, manned sailing dinghy, in middle ground manned rowing boat, seagulls and water’s edge, in middle distance Upnor Castle and water bastion, in distance trees and in far distance beached fishing boats, storehouses of Royal Naval Armaments Depot and Beacon Hill, Frindsbury. Drawn by H. Gastineau and engraved by W. Woolnoth [From Excursions through Kent, published by Longman and Co., Paternoster Row, London, 1 February 1820] [?] DE402/25/p.10 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Upnor Castle, Kent comprising view of Upnor Castle and water bastion looking north-west across Upnor Reach, showing in foreground River Medway, in middle ground eastern elevation of Upnor Castle and main gun platform and in distance trees. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. c.1910 DE402/25/p.11 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Composite postcard photograph entitled Lower Upnor Village and Upnor Castle comprising two views one above the other, at top view of Lower Upnor Village, looking west from point in River Medway near junction of Upnor Reach and Short Reach, showing in foreground fairway and moored bawley boat with lowered gaff and rowing boats, in middle ground left to right, pier, terraced houses, shore, strollers, beached boats, Pier Hotel and second row of terraced houses and in distance Beacon Hill; at bottom view of Upnor Castle and water bastion looking north-west across Upnor Reach, showing storehouses of Royal Naval Armaments Depot and adjacent buildings. On rear, message from M[-] [-] to Mrs. F.W. Hodges, 29 Northcote Road, Sidcup, describing a photograph. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. Postmarked Rochester 6 April 1912. DE402/25/p.11 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Upnor Castle, Kent comprising view of Upnor Castle and water bastion looking north-west across Upnor Reach, showing in foreground River Medway, in middle ground eastern elevation of Upnor Castle and main gun platform and in distance trees. Produced from same negative as DE402/25/p.11 (U) above. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. c.1910 DE402/25/p.12 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled Upnor Castle comprising view of Upnor Castle and water bastion looking north from point in River Medway at Upnor Reach, showing in foreground river, in middle ground shore, curtain wall, southern gun platform and castle, in left distance trees and in far distance storehouses of Royal Naval Armaments Depot and Beacon Hill. Published by Gale and Polden Ltd., Wellington Series. c.1906 DE402/25/p.12 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Upnor Village, and Hills, on the Medway, near Rochester comprising view of Lower Upnor looking north-west from southern end of pier towards Pier Place, showing in foreground pier, river and moored rowing boat, in middle ground shore, upturned rowing boats and carriageway, in middle distance shop at northern end of Pier Place, entrance to Hill Row, Pier Hotel and southern end of Albion Place and in distance Beacon Hill. Street scene shows parked motor car, bystanders, wall letter box and public weighing machine [?]. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester and printed in Prussia [cf. Germany and Poland] c.1907 x c.1911 DE402/24/p.13 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled Cookham Woods and Beach, Upnor comprising view of bend in River Medway at Upnor Reach and Cockham Wood, looking north-east from foreshore at Lower Upnor, showing in foreground shingly beach and mooring post, in middle ground beached hull and upturned rowing boat, in near distance two spritsail sailing barges and rowing boats moored, in middle distance shoreline in river below Cockham Wood and in distance Cockham Wood, landing stages, Yacht Cottage and boat houses. On rear, message from R.A. V[-] to Miss Moss, c/o Mrs. Hood, 8 Crittens Road, Cobham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, saying they are enjoying themselves. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton, Postmarked Upnor 6 August 1913. DE402/24/p.13 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Upnor from the Pier comprising view of foreshore and Albion Place at Lower Upnor looking north from pier, showing in foreground River Medway (Upnor Reach), in middle ground children paddling or standing at water’s edge, shingly beach, beached hull and upturned rowing boat, in middle distance Albion Place and in distance trees at foot of Beacon Hill. On rear, message from Ernest (Ernie) [-] to a Miss Quarrington, 3 Herbert Terrace, Dumpton Road, Ramsgate, wishing her many happy returns of the day. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked and dated in hand Rochester 18 September 1907. DE402/24/p.14 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Tinted postcard photograph entitled The Beach, Upnor, near Rochester comprising view of foreshore at Lower Upnor and Albion Place, looking north from pier, showing in foreground shingly beach, beached hull and mooring post, in middle ground dog, visitors and parked motor car, in middle distance Albion Place and in distance Beacon Hill. On rear, message from Beatrice (Beat) [-] to Mr. G. [?] Franks, 30 Pickering Place, Bayswater, London W., mentioning visiting arrangements, relationships and emigration [?] to Canada. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. Postmarked Rochester 16 October 1907. DE402/24/p.14 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled Pontoon Hard and Ferry, Upnor comprising view of shoreline of Frindsbury Peninsula between bottom of Upnor High Street and Upnor Pontoon Yard, looking south along River Medway (Chatham Reach), showing in right foreground brick wall, in middle ground left to right, mud foreshore, top of causeway, trees and guest house, in near distance mud and shingle foreshore, in middle distance, left to right, landing stage, travelling crane and Upnor Pontoon Yard and in far distance covered slips of HM Dockyard, Chatham and Chatham town. Foreshore scene shows Ordnance Survey benchmark stone and children and youths looking at camera. Published by Stone Brothers, Upnor and printed in Saxony, Germany. c.1912 DE402/25/p.15 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled Upnor Pier and Chatham Reach comprising view of Lower Upnor, Upper Upnor, Frindsbury Peninsula and Chatham looking south from Beacon Hill towards Chatham Ness, showing in foreground lower slopes of Beacon Hill, in near middle ground, left to right, Waterside and garden, trees and Albion Place (Lower Upnor), in middle ground, left to right, River Medway (Chatham Reach), pier and Pier Hotel, in near distance moored lighters, Royal Naval Armaments Depot, landing stages, spritsail sailing barges and travelling cranes, Upnor Castle and trees, in middle distance spritsail sailing barge, landing stage, travelling crane and Upnor Pontoon Yard and in far distance, left to right, steam tug [?], group of lighters, Chatham Intra, Chatham Ness and tip of Frindsbury Peninsula, boat building yard and chimneys of cement factories. c.1912 DE402/25/p.15 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Upnor Hills, near Rochester comprising view of Beacon Hill looking north-west from rear of Pier Hotel [?], Lower Upnor, showing in foreground balustrade, lawn and maypole, in middle ground boundary wall and tree and in distance footpath, bushes and trees on slopes of Beacon Hill. Footpath scene shows strollers and climbers. On rear, message from George (Geo) [-] to Miss C. Goodsall, 11 Listmas Road, Luton, describing a journey. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. Postmarked Tunbridge Wells 28 October 1907 DE402/25/p.16 (left)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled Upnor Hills comprising view of Beacon Hill looking north-west from rear of Pier Hotel [?], Lower Upnor, showing in foreground balustrade, lawn and maypole, in middle ground boundary wall and tree and in distance footpath, bushes and trees on slopes of Beacon Hill. Footpath scene shows strollers and climbers. On rear, message from Aunt Enid [-] to W. Glanvill Mason, 15 Worcester Place, Oxford, Oxfordshire, thanking him for a card. Produced from same negative as DE402/25/p.16 (Left) above. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. Postmarked Rochester 19 August 1911, exposed c.1907. DE402/25/p.16 (right)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Upnor Hills comprising view of coastline near Lower Upnor and Cockham Wood, showing in foreground landing stage and mud and shingle foreshore, in middle ground chalk terrace and Ordnance Survey benchmark stone [?] and in background slope of hill, trees and bushes. On rear, message from L. [?] S[-] [?] to Miss A. Cooper, 9 Cannonbury Road, West Cliff, Ramsgate, discussing travel arrangements. Published by M. Kenney and Co., Rochester. Postmarked Chatham 2 July 1906. DE402/25/p.17

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Upnor Beach and Woods comprising view of shingle beach near Cockham Wood looking east towards boat house, showing left to right and receding into distance, cliff and edge of Cockham Wood, shingle beach and edge of River Medway (Short Reach), Beach scene shows strollers, children playing and children paddling. On rear, message from unnamed author of Eastcott [Gillingham?] to Mr. W. F. Smith, Rose Cottage, St. Martin’s Road, Canterbury, describing journey home. Published by M. Kenney and Co., Rochester. Postmarked Gillingham 30 July 1913 DE402/25/p.18 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled Bank Holiday at Upnor comprising view of shingle beach near Cockham Wood looking east towards boat house, showing left to right and receding into distance, cliff and edge of Cockham Wood, shingle beach and edge of River Medway (Short Reach), Beach scene shows crowds of strollers, children playing and children paddling and river scene shows sailing dinghies, rowing boats and rafts. Published by Medway Studios, 35 High Street, Chatham and 41 High Street, Gillingham. c.1922 DE402/25/p.18 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled The Dorothy Houseboat Studio and Tea House, Upnor Beach comprising view of raft looking south, showing in foreground shingle beach and wooden ramp leading to raft, in middle ground raft on two hulls and in background River Medway (Short Reach). Scene on raft shows woman, girl, bicycle, stanchions, postcard display, ladder and interior of cabin on lower deck and two seated women, plant pots, flag staff and Union flag on upper deck. On rear, message from Beatrice (Beat) [-] to Miss L. Wood, 87 Kings Street [sic], Gillingham, asking after her. Published by M. Kenney and Co., Rochester. Postmarked Rochester 19 August 1905. DE402/25/p.19 (left)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Copy of photograph of shingle beach below Cockham Wood, Upnor, looking east, showing in fore and middle grounds moored lighters or barges [property of Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers (APCM)] and mooring posts, in near distance the Dorothy houseboat and landing stage and in middle distance and distance Cockham Wood. Beach scene shows crowds of visitors and strollers and river scene shows bathers, sailing dinghies, rowing boats and moored yacht. 3 ¾” x 3” (96mm x 75mm) c. 1920 Copied from a photograph formerly at Strood Library (now at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre) DE402/25/p.19 (right)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Cockham Woods, Upnor, near Rochester comprising view of beach below Cockham Wood, Upnor, looking east, showing in foreground chalk bank or beach and landing stage, in middle ground, left to right, Cockham Wood, Dorothy houseboat and River Medway (Short Reach), in near distance continuation of beach and in far distance Hoo Salt Marsh. Beach scene shows picnic party, women standing on ramp and lower deck of houseboat and children sitting on landing stage. On rear, message from Bertha [-] to a Mrs. Avis, 56 Guilford Road, Deal, discussing visiting arrangements. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. Postmarked Chatham 6 October 1905. DE402/25/p.20 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled Cockham Reach, Upnor comprising view of River Medway looking east from foreshore below Cockham Wood, Upnor, showing in left fore and middle ground shingle beach, in near left distance boat house, in right near distance St. Mary’s Island, Brompton and in far middle distance Hoo Salt Marsh. Beach scene shows strollers and visitors and river scene shows moored yachts, dinghies and spritsail sailing barge (in left distance) and paddle steamer * in fairway. On rear, message from Charles E. Wharton to Miss E. Towers, 47 Wakefield Road, Bradford, West Riding, Yorkshire, wishing her well and mentioning Bradford Presbytery [?].Published by M. Kenney and Co., Rochester. Postmarked Chatham 11 September 1908. DE402/25/p.20 (L)

[* A note on the rear of the card putatively but inaccurately suggests the paddle steamer is the Medway Queen]

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Copy of photograph of German four-masted barque Peking, later Taining Ship Arethusa, under full sail and viewed from starboard bow quarter. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to history of vessel 1911-1933, mentioning vessel was towed from Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany in 1932, refitted and moored at Upnor 23 July 1933. 5 ½” x 4” (140mm x 100mm) DE402/25/p.21

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Copy of photograph of Taining Ship Arethusa moored at Upnor, looking east from Upnor shoreline and showing in foreground mud beach and slipway, in middle ground River Medway (Upnor Reach), launch, manned rowing boat and other small boats, barque viewed from starboard bow quarter dressed overall and catwalk or landing stage and in distance Cockham Wood and yacht, on occasion of Open Day 1953. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to official opening of vessel by The Duke of York, later King George VI, deputising for Arthur, The Prince of Wales on 25 July 1933. 4 ½” x 3 ½” (115mm x 88mm) 19 July 1953 DE402/25/p.22 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Copy of photograph of Taining Ship Arethusa moored at Upnor, looking south-east from Upnor shoreline, showing in foreground water’s edge, moored rowing boat and River Medway (Upnor Reach), in middle ground barque, in left distance Cockham Wood and in right distance St. Mary’s Island, Brompton. 4 5/8” x 2 ¾” (118mm x 70mm) October 1933 [?] DE402/25/p.22 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Cover from printed periodical entitled Arethusa Review volume 1 number 1, bearing aerial photograph of TS Arethusa seen from above starboard bow quarter, showing left to right, catwalks or landing stages, moored small vessels, barque and River Medway (Upnor Reach). On rear, ship’s badge of TS Arethusa, quotation of Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey and notes on ships of the same name and origin of present vessel. Printed by H.G. Ellis and Son, Home Orchard Works, Dartford. July 1951 DE402/25/p.23

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Cutting comprising pp.27-28 from Arethusa Review volume 1 number 1 comprising article entitled Historic Upnor Stone by William B. Wyatt BSc, FGS, pertaining to the London Mark Stones at Staines, Middlesex, Leigh, Essex, Yantlet Creek on the Isle of Grain and at Upnor, marking jurisdiction of City of London as Conservators of Rivers Thames and Medway 1197-1856, which jurisdiction passed to Thames Conservancy Board in latter year and then to Port of London Authority in 1908. Also comprises article by Chief Petty Officer Gunnery Instructor (CPO GI) Harry Brook, DSM, BEM, divisional CPO serving in HMS St. Vincent pertaining to members of Brook family who trained in Arethusa 1920-1930. July 1951 DE402/25/p.24

Hoo St. Werburgh

Photograph of shoreline to east of Lower Upnor comprising view of red brick revetment of lower gun battery at Cockham Wood Fort, looking east, showing left to right, part of Gull Down Plantation, revetment, shingle beach and River Medway (Short Reach). Waterside scene shows strollers walking towards camera and seaweed. Couchman’s accompanying notes mention fort resisted Dutch raid on the Medway in 1667. [cf. Holland/Netherlands] c.1920 DE402/25/p.25 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Cockham Wood and Beach, Upnor comprising view of shoreline east of Lower Upnor looking towards boat house, showing left to right, edge of Cockham Wood, shingle beach and River Medway (Short Reach). Beach scene shows picnic party in middle ground. On rear, message from Alice [-] to Dora [-], c/o Mrs. Bertie Kemp, 40 Penfold Road, Folkestone, arranging to visit. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked Rochester 6 July 1911. DE402/25/p.25 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Copy of photograph of shingle beach below Cockham Wood, Upnor, looking east, showing in fore and middle grounds moored lighters or barge hulks and mooring posts, in near distance the Dorothy houseboat and landing stage and in middle distance and distance Cockham Wood. Beach scene shows crowds of visitors and strollers and river scene shows bathers, sailing dinghies, rowing boats and moored yacht. Produced from same exposure as DE402/25/p.19 (right) above by Fine Art Studio, 11 Frindsbury Road, Rochester. Couchman’s accompanying notes state barges were property of Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers (APCM). 7” x 5” (177mm x 126mm) c.1920 DE402/25/p.26

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Paper packet or envelope formerly containing postcard views published by The Philco Publishing Co., London WC1, for J.T. Hosgood, Woodland Park Tea Gardens, Upnor, see DE402/25/pp.28-30 following. Couchman’s accompanying notes recite newspaper articles reporting development of woodland pleasure park February-May 1923. See items DE402/25/pp.28-30 for removed enclosures. c.1923 DE402/25/p.27

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled The Tea Gardens, Woodland Park, Upnor Beach comprising view of picnic area, Cockham Wood, looking east, showing left to right, wooden picnic tables and benches, sloping lawn, part of Cockham Wood, trees, footpath, River Medway (Upnor Reach) and St. Mary’s Island, Brompton. Footpath scene shows group of three boys facing camera. Removed from DE402/25/p.27. c.1923 DE402/25/p.28 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled The Tea Gardens, Woodland Park, Upnor Beach comprising view of picnic area, Cockham Wood, looking west, showing left to right, River Medway (Upnor Reach), footpath, wooden beach huts and edge of Cockham Wood and in distance boat house and Beacon Hill. Footpath scene shows wooden picnic tables and benches, flagstaff, wire waste bin and pedestrian. Removed from DE402/25/p.27. c.1923 DE402/25/p.28 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled Woodland Park, Upnor Beach, near Rochester comprising view of road leading away from camera, possibly looking west, showing left to right, hedge and trees, verge, carriageway, hedge, trees and telegraph poles. Street scene shows two children and adult facing camera. Removed from DE402/25/p.27. c.1923 DE402/25/p.29 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled Upnor Beach, near Rochester comprising view of shoreline east of Lower Upnor looking east, showing left to right, edge of Cockham Wood, shingle beach, River Medway (Upnor Reach) and St. Mary’s Island, Brompton. Beach scene shows bathers and paddlers and river scene shows anchored merchant ships, Royal Fleet Auxiliaries, Merchant Fleet Auxiliaries or warships. Removed from DE402/25/p.27. c.1923 DE402/25/p.29 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled Upnor Beach, near Rochester comprising view of shoreline east of Lower Upnor looking west, showing left to right, River Medway (Upnor Reach), shingle beach and edge of Cockham Wood and in distance Portland Cement Works and Lower Upnor. Beach scene shows crowds of bathers and visitors, manned rowing boats, beached hulks and dwarf sea wall. Removed from DE402/25/p.27. c.1923 DE402/25/p.30 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled Upnor Beach, near Rochester comprising view of shoreline east of Lower Upnor looking east, showing left to right, Cockham Wood, dwarf sea wall and shingle beach. Beach scene shows flagstaff and visitors, some sitting in deckchairs and two perambulators. Removed from DE402/25/p.27. c.1923 DE402/25/p.30 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Upnor Church comprising view of St. Philip and St. James’ Church, Upnor Road, Upnor, looking north-east towards south transept from point in carriageway slightly to west, showing in foreground pavement and churchyard wall, in middle ground trees and in background church. On rear, message from Aunt Harriett [-] to Mr. E. Couchman, 27 Temple Street, Strood, wishing him a happy Christmas. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Couchman’s accompanying notes state church was built and endowed by a Captain Savage, Royal Marines Artillery (RMA), JP and Mrs. Mary Ann Savage and consecrated 19 June 1878. Further accompanying notes comprise rough transcription of memorial tablet erected in church in commemoration of Edward Pocock and his brother Francis John Pocock, both members of the Henry Morton Stanley expedition to the Congo, Africa, in which they died in 1885 and 1877 respectively, and their uncle Francis Richard Pocock who was lost on the Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin in 1845. c.1907 DE402/25/p.31 (U)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Postcard photograph entitled Upnor Main Street and Hills comprising view of Lower Upnor looking north-east from verge on east side of Upnor Road south of village, showing in fore and middle grounds carriageway and strips of verge or fields alongside road, in near distance back of row of cottages [Hill Place?], in middle distance, left to right, Beacon Hill, trees, row of cottages in Hill Row, Pier Place, Pier Hotel and Albion Place and in far distance continuation of Beacon Hill and trees. On rear, message from W. Glanvill (Glan) Mason to Miss L. (Dot) Moss, c/o Mrs. D. Chuter, 51 High Street, Bexley, discussing domestic matters and mentioning a mahogany barometer. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked Chatham 19 December 1913. DE402/25/p.31 (L)

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Christmas card from Royal Navy Armaments Depots, Chatham District [Upnor], bearing Navy blue fabric knot and coat of arms of Board of Ordnance and containing photograph of Church Crossing, Upnor, comprising view of length of Lodge Hill and Upnor Light Railway [cf. Chattenden and Upnor Railway] between Upnor Church and Upnor Church Sunday School looking south-east, showing in fore and middle grounds, left to right, embankment, spur line Lower Upnor – Lodge Hill, tongue of land south of junction, platform and line Pontoon Hard, Upnor – Lodge Hill, in near distance embankment and signal box, in middle distance crossing gates, in left far distance Upnor Church Sunday School and in right far distance part of Ordnance Plantation. Scene on spur line shows small locomotive, carriage and bystander. Couchman’s accompanying notes relate history of railway 1873-1965 when tracks were lifted. 1932 DE402/25/p.32

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Copy of photograph of section of east side of High Street, Upper Upnor, looking east, showing in foreground carriageway and cobbled gutter, in middle ground tree, iron and wooden railings and range of buildings comprising Congregational Image and Institute (left) and Upnor Castle public house (right). Street scene shows group of children looking at camera, woman standing in chapel doorway and two women standing in public house doorway, all also looking at camera. Couchman’s accompanying notes relate laying of foundation stones 11 May 1898 and dedication service 5 October 1898 and state chapel was a branch of Vines Congregational Church, Crow Lane [cf. Maidstone Road], Rochester. 6 ¼” x 4 5/8” (157mm x 117mm) After 1898. DE402/25/p.33

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Three-quarters studio photograph of Sydney K. Turner of 10 Nelson Terrace, Luton, discoverer of the Upnor Elephant, subject sitting on a chair, looking at camera and holding palaeontological specimen [?], studio background comprising waist of passenger liner, stanchions and sea. Autographed. Couchman’s accompanying notes recount discovery and phased excavation of Upnor Elephant 1913-1915. Couchman appears to have misspelt subject’s Christian name. c.1940 DE402/24/p.34

Upnor, Frindsbury Extra

Copy of photograph of skeleton of the Upnor Elephant from left side, mounted at Geological Department, Natural History Museum, London. Photographer: H.G. Herring. Printed by C. Whittingham and Griggs Ltd. 6 ½” x 4 ¾” (165mm x 122mm) Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to exhibition of skeleton to press on 22 July 1927. DE402/25/p.35

West Malling

Postcard photograph entitled The Abbey Gatehouse, West Malling comprising view of western elevation of abbey gatehouse, Swan Street, West Malling, looking south-east from Swan Street, showing in foreground drive, verge and wooden fence, in middle ground two storey gatehouse and in distance, through arch, courtyard. Printed and published by Joseph J. Alexander, West Malling, printer. c.1905 DE402/25/p.36 (U)

West Malling

Tinted postcard photograph entitled The Abbey Gate, Town Malling comprising view of western elevation of abbey gatehouse and driveway, Swan Street, West Malling, looking south-east from Swan Street, showing in foreground drive, gate pillars, opened or dismounted wooden gate, stone walls, in middle ground verges, trees and wooden fence, in near distance two storey gatehouse and in distance, through arch, courtyard. Published by H. Oliver, Town Malling and printed in Prussia [cf. Germany and Poland]. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to history of abbey 1090-1538. c.1905 DE402/25/p.36 (L)

West Malling

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Malling Abbey comprising view of west front of Malling Abbey Tower, Swan Street, West Malling, showing in foreground path and verges, in middle ground tree and tower with octagonal top and in distance part of nearby buildings and two women strollers. c.1905 DE402/25/p.37 (left)

West Malling

Postcard photograph entitled Abbey Tower, West Malling comprising view of west front of Malling Abbey Tower, Swan Street, West Malling, showing in foreground path and verges, in middle ground tree and tower with octagonal top and in distance part of nearby buildings. Published by Stedman and Co. [of West Malling] c.1905 DE402/25/p.37 (right)

West Malling

Tinted postcard photograph entitled St. Leonard’s Tower, Malling comprising view of St. Leonard’s Tower, St. Leonard’s Street, West Malling, looking north-west, showing in foreground carriageway, gates and stone wall, in middle ground bushes and rough ground and in distance keep, trees, creeper and adjacent high stone wall. Published by Stedman and Co., Kent Series, West Malling. c.1905 DE402/25/p.38 (U)

West Malling

Tinted postcard photograph entitled The Rocks, St. Leonard’s, West Malling comprising view of road scene in St. Leonard’s Street, West Malling, looking north [?] showing left to right, rock formation, trees, bushes, gate pillars, onlookers, wall, lamp post, carriageway and trees and wall or fence on opposite side of carriageway. Published by Stedman and Co., Kent Series, West Malling. c.1905 DE402/25/p.38 (L)

West Malling

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Malling Abbey Tower comprising view of west front of Malling Abbey Tower, Swan Street, West Malling, showing in foreground path, dog, iron railing, trees and verges, in middle ground tower with octagonal top and in distance part of nearby buildings. On rear, message from Elizabeth (Nell) [-] to Miss S.H. Miller, 61 Fox Lane, Palmer’s Green, London N., discussing a future event. Postmarked West Malling 8 April 1907. DE402/25/p.39 (left)

West Malling

Postcard photograph entitled The Cascade, West Malling comprising view of arch in Malling Abbey boundary wall, looking south, showing in foreground path and grassy area, in middle ground rivulet falling into enclosure formed by dwarf wall and in distance trees. On rear, message from Kit [-] to Miss Gladys Hudson, 25 Windmill Road, Gillingham, mentioning circus and discussing visiting arrangements. Postmarked Maidstone 7 August 1913. Published by Young and Cooper, Maidstone. Couchman’s accompanying notes describe course of rivulet. DE402/25/p.40

West Malling

Postcard photograph entitled Manor House, West Malling comprising view of Manor House, St. Leonard’s Road, West Malling, looking west from position in road slightly to north, showing in foreground roadside wall, in middle ground trees and land rising towards house and in distance two-storeyed, eight bay building. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to occupancy and use of building 1780-1975, use as officers’ mess for Royal Air Force (RAF) Station West Malling c.1939-c.1945, use as hotel under name Douce’s Manor and purchase by Commercial Union Assurance Group as conference and training centre in 1975. On rear, message from A. H[-] and Nellie [-] to a Mrs. Rayner, 33 Langdon Road, Rochester. Published by RA (Postcards) Ltd., London EC4. Postmarked Maidstone 30 J[anuary, June or July] 1957 DE402/25/p.41 (U)

West Malling

Postcard photograph entitled Manor House and Lake, West Malling comprising view of Manor House, St. Leonard’s Road, West Malling, looking north-west from position on opposite side of road, showing in foreground lake, shrubs and grassy banks, in middle ground road, pavement and retaining wall, in near distance trees and rough ground rising to house and in distance manor house and trees. On rear, message from N.T. Naughton, Manor House, West Malling to Miss N. Dutton, c/o Miss E. Dutton, Eversley Hotel, Seaford, Sussex, describing the area and discussing his travelling arrangements. Published by E.A. Sweetman and Son. Ltd., Tunbridge Wells. Postmarked [We]st Malling [-] October 1951 and Guildford, Surrey 5 October 1951. DE402/15/p.41 (L)

West Malling

Postcard photograph entitled The Manor House, Italian Gardens comprising view of east elevation of Manor House, St. Leonard’s Road, West Malling, looking south-east, showing in foreground lawn, flower beds and bank, in middle ground drive, house and steps leading up bank, in near distance parked motor car and in distance copse on east side of road. Published by Stedman Ltd., Abbey Press [West Malling]. c.1930 DE402/25/p.42 (U)

West Malling

Postcard photograph entitled Dining Room, Manor House, West Malling comprising interior view of dining room looking across room diagonally, showing polished chairs and folding tables, glass and silver vases of flowers and ferns, fireplace, mantelpiece, bronze statuettes, mirror, wooden wall panelling, electrolier and lamp. Stedman’s Photo Series [West Malling] c.1930 DE402/25/p.42 (L)

West Malling

Postcard photograph entitled Drawing Room, Manor House, West Malling comprising interior view of dining room looking across room diagonally, showing carpet and hearth rug, arm chairs, cushions, lace back covers, small tables, large planter, glass-fronted cabinet, fireplace, brass fireplace furniture, mantelpiece, wall mirror, china plates displayed on architrave, electric lights, framed pictures, various ornaments, painted wall panels and decorated plaster ceiling. Published by Stedman Ltd., Abbey Press [West Malling]. c.1930 DE402/25/p.43 (U)

West Malling

Postcard photograph entitled Open Air Lounge and Conservatory, Manor House, West Malling comprising longitudinal view of interior of conservatory looking through door from lounge, showing in foreground wooden table, high backed chair with wicker seat, plant vase, bronze statue on plinth and doormat, in middle ground glass partition and doorway and in near distance and distance gangway, ferns, palms, shrubs and trees. Published by Stedman Ltd., Abbey Press [West Malling]. c.1930 DE402/25/p.43 (L)

West Malling

Postcard photograph entitled Entrance Hall, Manor House, West Malling comprising longitudinal view of interior of entrance hall looking towards staircase, showing columns, carpets, wooden chairs with carved backs, wooden plant-stand, fern, glass fronted cabinet, wall mirrors, carved balustrade, plaster wall mouldings, part of hall ceiling, electrolier, framed pictures and corridor. Published by Stedman Ltd., Abbey Press, West Malling. c.1930 DE402/25/p.44 (U)

West Malling

Postcard photograph entitled Entrance Hall, Manor House, West Malling comprising longitudinal view of interior of entrance hall looking towards staircase, showing columns, carpets, wooden chairs with carved backs, wooden plant-stand, glass fronted cabinet, wall mirrors, carved balustrade, plaster wall mouldings, part of hall ceiling, electrolier, framed pictures and corridor. On rear, message from William (Bill) [-] to a Mrs. Robinson, The Glen, Cobham, Surrey, looking forward to seeing her. Postmarked Leatherhead, Surrey 1970. Published by Stedman Ltd., Abbey Press [West Malling.] c.1940 x c.1960 DE402/25/p.44 (L)

Wigmore

Copy of photograph of John Atchison Notman alias Hurstcot of Hurstcot, Wigmore, gardener, comprising full length portrait of subject facing camera, wearing hat, long bushy beard and working clothes. Couchman’s accompanying notes provide brief biographical details of subject who died in 1937 aged either 78 or 79. 3” x 2” (76mm x 53mm) Original exposed before 1937 DE402/25/p.45 (U)

Wigmore

Photograph of John Atchison Notman alias Hurstcot of Hurstcot, Wigmore, gardener, standing on path in country churchyard, looking at camera, resting left hand on headstone and holding walking stick in right hand, showing in foreground grassy area, in middle ground path and subject, in near distance grassy area and headstones and in distance house and wooden fence. Before 1937. 3 ¼” x 2 ¼” (83mm x 55mm) DE402/25/p.45 (L)

Wigmore

Photocopy of article entitled Who is Hurstcot? by W. Coles Finch from Chatham Observer with photograph of subject i.e. John Atchison Notman alias Hurstcot of Hurstcot, Wigmore, gardener. Published 15 May 1920. DE402/25/pp.46-47

Wouldham

Postcard photograph entitled The Church, Wouldham comprising view of Wouldham Church, High Street, Wouldham, looking north-west from point in High Street slightly to south, showing in foreground carriageway, wall and gate pillars, in middle ground parked motor car, lamp post, churchyard boundary wall, headstones and graveyard, in near distance church and in distance trees. On rear, message from Elsie [-] to Miss A. Thomas, 34 West Street, Faversham, wishing her many happy returns of the day. Couchman’s accompanying notes state church was damaged by a bomb on 23 August 1940, describe architectural history and mention graveyard as burial place of Walter Burke, purser of HMS Victory and companion of Lord Nelson at his death at Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Printed and published by Young and Cooper, Maidstone. Postmarked Rochester 4 January 1913. DE402/2/5p.48 (U)

Wouldham

Picture postcard entitled Wouldham, Kent, the old church 1830 bearing reproduction of print of engraving of Wouldham Church, High Street, Wouldham, comprising view looking north-west from point diagonally opposite and slightly to south of church, showing in foreground corner of field and carriageway, in middle ground, left to right, pond, cattle, riverside hut, church, churchyard wall, headstones, tree and gate and in distance, left to right, River Medway, sailing barges, North Downs and village houses. Street scens shows farm women, dog, cattle and donkey. Published by Young and Cooper, Maidstone as W. Buckland’s Wouldham Views series. c.1913 DE402/25/p.48 (L)

File updated by Borough Archivist 10 December 2004.

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Messuage called Darnley Arms, (formerly Duke of Cumberland, formerly Star and Garter, in Cobham street (about 60 documents in 4 bundles).




Bundle 1. (9 documents, 1743-1825)

*[includes copy marriage settlement, Henry Nupton of Bishopsgate, London, and Mary Green of Westerham, 1743]




Bundle 2. (15 documents, 1715-1865)

*Includes messuage and forge in Cobham Street [including marriage settlement, Thomas Stevens and Francis Wade, both of Rochester, 1774]




Bundle 3. (7 documents, 1825-1860)

Includes 3 messuages near City Wall, Rochester, messuage and forge in Crown Lane, Sittingbourne, the Angel, Strood, Stone Horse, Higham [in wrapper marked "purchase of Darnley Arms, 1860"]




Bundle 4. (c.40 documents, 1860,1864)

*Includes messuage called Leather Bottle [including sales particulars and copy agreement for exchange between Earl of Darnley and Sir Henry Mend, Bart.]

*Original bundle





Date: 1715-1865
Quantity: c.60 documents (4 bundles)
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