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8 and 9, High Street, Maidstone

Description: 8 and 9, High Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 173337

OS Grid Reference: TQ7603255757
OS Grid Coordinates: 576032, 155757
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2738, 0.5223

Location: 22 Market Buildings, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1HJ

Locality: Maidstone
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME14 1HJ

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Listing Text

(North-West Side)
Nos 8 & 9
TQ 7655 NW 2/3 30.7.5l.

Built in 1827 by John Whichcord Senior as the Royal Insurance Offices. A fine
building of Portland stone, the ground floor rusticated. 3 storeys. 8 engaged
fluted Ionic columns rise through the 1st and 2nd floors supporting the entablature.
Parapet above with elaborate cartouche over the centre of it, surmounted by
a helmet. 7 sashes, 1st and 2nd floor windows are set in moulded architrave
surrounds with glazing bars intact. The ground floor has large windows with
segmental heads (now containing plate glass) and 2 archways at the west end,
of equal size, forming a passageway through the building into market buildings,
are for pedestrians and 1 for vehicles. These arches are supported on 4 Tuscan

Nos 1, 3 & 5 to 9 (consec) form a group
Also forms a group with the Mitre Public House, Market Buildings.

Listing NGR: TQ7603255757

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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