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78, Bank Street (See Details for Further Address Information), Maidstone

Description: 78, Bank Street (See Details for Further Address Information)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 173358

OS Grid Reference: TQ7598855669
OS Grid Coordinates: 575988, 155669
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2730, 0.5216

Location: Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1HJ

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

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Listing Text

(South-East Side)
No 78
TQ 7555 NE 1/15 30.7.51.

A timber-framed house dated 1611, of which the 2nd and 3rd storeys have been
refronted in the C18. The 1st and 2nd floors overhang. The 1st floor is fronted
by 4 columns supporting the overhang of the 2nd floor, the 2 outer ones Ionic,
the 2 centre ones Corinthian. The latter flank a large C17 bay window with
a semi-circular head containing 6 lights of 2 tiers, the 2 centre ones flanked
by carved pilasters in the form of ornamental heads, with modillion cornice
over the whole. Below this bay is a long rectangular panel of fine pargetting
which has been coloured in modern times with the initials 'G.I.L.' and£the
date 1611 in the centre. Set back on each side of the bay are 2 similar but
upright panels, the north west one consisting of the Royal Arms, and the south-east
one of the Prince of Wales's feathers. The 2nd and 3rd floors have been refaced
with stucco in the C18. Tiled roof. Parapet. 2 windows on each of these
floors with glazing bars intact. The shop windows consist of 2 bays without
glazing bars. Iron columns now support the overhang of the 1st floor above.

Nos 73 to 88 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ7598955667

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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