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Wall and Main Entrance to Maidstone Prison, Maidstone

Description: Wall and Main Entrance to Maidstone Prison

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 July 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 173248

OS Grid Reference: TQ7594456413
OS Grid Coordinates: 575944, 156413
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2797, 0.5213

Location: B2012, Maidstone, Kent ME14 2AS

Locality: Maidstone
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME14 2AS

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Listing Text

1. .
(South-East Side)
Wall and Main Entrance
to Maidstone Prison
TQ 7556 BE 4/179 26.7.73.
TQ 7656 SW 5/179

Built 1809-l81l by Daniel Alexander. The wall is of Kentish ragstone about
20 ft high and tapers inwards towards the top. Buttresses at regular intervals
and a stringoourse about 6 ft from the ground. The main entrance is along
County Road. This is built of Kentish ragstone ashlar. The central part projects
slightly and has a pedimented cornice. Wide moulded cornice below. Long
and short quoins. Round-headed entrance with stone voussoirs. Small barred
window on left hand side.

All the listed buildings at Maidstone prison form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ7594456413

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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