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Former Drying Loft at Turkey Mills, Maidstone

Description: Former Drying Loft at Turkey Mills

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 173241

OS Grid Reference: TQ7721655502
OS Grid Coordinates: 577216, 155502
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2711, 0.5391

Location: Turkey Court, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5DP

Locality: Maidstone
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME14 5DP

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Former Drying Loft at
Turkey Mills
TQ 75 NW 9/90A

An early industrial building of the same date as the home, circa 1739-4O.
It is a building of exceptional length, though this is now partly obscured
by the addition of another building to the south-west. It was part of the
original paper mills and the top storey was used for drying paper. However
the roof was lowered, the front repointed and the buttress added in 1950.
2 storeys red brick. Tiled roof. The ground floor projects. 3 tall multipared
windows to the right of the north half, which is all that is now exposed.
To the left of this 2 tiers of 3 small windows. A similar arrangement originally
flanked the tall windows on the right and the whole arrangement was then repeated
in the south half of the building. This is now all obscured by the addition.
The recessed top storey is faced with weather-boarding. The Drying Loft roof
is of modified Queen post construction.

Turkey Court, Former Drying Loft at turkey Mills and Industrial Building adjoining
former Drying Loft at Turkey Mill to the west form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ7658055726

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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