The Commissioners House at the historic docks

Built in 1704 it is the oldest surviving naval building in England and as such has grade 1 listing. It replaced an earlier building after Captain George St Lo complained the building was not suitable for the Captain of the docks.

It’s best features are the main staircase and the painted wooden ceiling. Sadly the house is not generally open to the public but the gardens are. The house us available for hire for events and weddings Here

The gardens of the house are open every day and predate the current building by about 100 years . There is a 400 year old mulberry tree from which it is rumoured Oliver Cromwell watched the progress of a battle over in Rochester. There is also an 18th century icehouse and an Edwardian conservatory . The gardens have fallen into neglect in the years prior to the docks closure but have been restored to the style of the period . 


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